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Broadband Related => Mobile broadband => Topic started by: meritez on October 18, 2021, 04:36:27 PM

Title: HTC 5G Hub anyone seen one?
Post by: meritez on October 18, 2021, 04:36:27 PM
https://www.htc.com/uk/5g/htc-5g-hub/

EE announced they were going to stock it in May 2019, but I've not seen one in the wild: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Imq_O9C_3w

It's a 5G Hub, with a 5 inch display, that supports 20 devices wirelessly, and has a gigabit ethernet port.
You can also connect the usb c connector to hdmi.

Cat 20 device, supporting most 4g bands in the UK apart from O2's band 40:
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SIM card and Mobile Networking (7)
Nano SIM
Support up to 2.63 Gbps downlink. Uplink 287 Mbps
4G LTE (US)
FDD: Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 25, 26, 66, 71
TDD: Band 41
5G NR Band: n41
4G LTE (Australia)
FDD: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 66
TDD: Bands 38, 41
5G NR Band: n78

5G is n78 in the UK, so that 2.63 Gbps downlink would be nice.
They seem to be around 200 on ebay
Title: Re: HTC 5G Hub anyone seen one?
Post by: Alex Atkin UK on October 18, 2021, 08:39:58 PM
Are there plans for the UK to use other bands?  I'm particularly curious what the plan is for upstream as its limited to 4G in most (all?) areas right now which limits performance during peak hours.

I notice the Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 (H122-373) supports:
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4G
1 (2100MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone),
3 (1800MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone),
5,
7 (2600MHz EE,Vodafone),
8 (900MHz Vodafone),
20 (800MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone),
28,
32 (1500MHz Three,Vodafone),
34,
38 (2600MHz Vodafone),
39,
40 (23002390 MHz O2),
41, 42, 43

5G:
n1, 3, 5, 7, 28, 38, 40 (2300-2390 MHz), 41, 77, 78 (3500MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone), 79, 80, 84

This looks more future-proof for re-using old 4G frequencies which I was under the impression was part of the plan in the UK.  Maybe why Three chose this model?
Title: Re: HTC 5G Hub anyone seen one?
Post by: meritez on October 19, 2021, 09:13:33 AM
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4G
1 (2100MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone),
3 (1800MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone),
5,
7 (2600MHz EE,Vodafone),
8 (900MHz Vodafone),
20 (800MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone),
28 (700Mhz Three)
32 (1500MHz Three,Vodafone),
34,
38 (2600MHz Vodafone),
39,
40 (23002390 MHz O2),
41, 42, 43

5G:
n1, 3, 5, 7, 28 (700Mhz EE, Three, O2), 38, 40 (2300-2390 MHz), 41, 77, 78 (3500MHz EE,O2,Three,Vodafone), 79, 80, 84

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/04/ofcom-reveal-final-results-of-uk-5g-mobile-spectrum-auction.html
https://pedroc.co.uk/content/uk-commercial-mobile-spectrum

I think it will be several years until we see a pure 5G offering.