South Korea and Hong Kong are the first recipients of router brand Linksys and semiconductor firm Qualcomm’s partnership to provide uninterrupted mobile connectivity. The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot, launched recently in the two countries, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System and Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 mobile connectivity system.
Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) entity, rolled out the first 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Hotspot in Korea with Korea Telecom (KT), the largest Korean mobile carrier. In Hong Kong,
the company is working with CSL to activate the mobile hotspot.
“Mobile hotspots are essential to use fast, seamless wireless networks in a variety of environments, enabling increased connectivity, mobility, and productivity across many use cases,” said L.C. Wu, COO, Connected Home Division (Linksys, Wemo, Phyn), Belkin International. “Linksys is excited to launch the first 5G mobile hotspot supporting 5G and Wi-Fi 6 in Korea with KT and Hong Kong with CSL. We will continue to roll out new innovative 5G devices around the world, and expect many consumers will enjoy a fast and stable mobile life with our products.”
Considered to be the world’s thinnest and lightest 5G mobile hotspot (15.5mm thickness and 185g weight), the Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot harnesses 5G and Wi-Fi 6 that promise to deliver “blazing fast” and uninterrupted connectivity.
Qualcomm Quick Charge
The device includes a USB-C port with Qualcomm Quick Charge Technology, ensuring devices are powered up and optimally connected at home or on-the-go.
The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot utilizes the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard and dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11ax) technologies. With USB tethering that supports large-capacity LTE high-speed data, users can stay connected regardless of what environment or situation they are in.
The device, which has a 4000mAh battery capacity, can connect up to 16 devices.
“We’re delighted to collaborate with Linksys to deliver a 5G Mobile Hotspot powered by the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System along with support for our FastConnect 6800,” said Gautam Sheoran, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. “Together, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 can better support the remote workforce and bolster overall network connectivity with speed, reliability, and flexibility to transform how the world connects.”