NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router Supports Telstra’s 4G Gigabit Network
Earlier this week, Netgear teamed up with Telstra, Netgear and Qualcomm to announce the world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE device – the Netgear Nighthawk M1. The mobile router uses 4×4 MIMO and Qualcomm’s X16 LTE modem (the same modem integrated into the recently launched Snapdragon 835 SoC for high end smartphones this year).
The Netgear Nighthawk M1 (MR1100) is compatible with the newly-launched Gigabit LTE service by Telstra in Australia and other LTE networks. It combines ultra-fast download speeds, support for Cat.16 LTE-A & 4-Band carrier aggregation into one device, to provide the best experience possible.
The router does not require any special setup and provides a secure connection to share with up 20 Wi-Fi devices at a time. It has a 2.4-inch LCD display, built-in 5040mAh Lithium ion (Li-ion) removable battery for all day usage, Ethernet port, USB-A & USB-C, and 2 × TS-9 connectors for external antennas.
There is a special app for Android and iOS to control the router. Telstra’s Gigabit LTE achieves a peak download speed up to 1 Gbps and upload speeds up to 150 Mbps. It takes advantage of LTE-A features such as 4×4 MIMO, 3CA (Carrier Aggregation) and higher order modulation (256QAM).
The Netgear Nighthawk M1 (MR1100) will be available by Late February from Telstra (online and stores) for a recommended retail price (RRP) of AU$360 (US$272). The telco network will be rolled out in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne CBDs and about a one kilometre fringe” around the CBDs.