mobile broadband router

mobile broadband router

A stationary device that converts cellular signals (3G, 4G, LTE) to Wi-Fi. The mobile broadband router creates a local Wi-Fi hotspot to provide access to the Internet as an alternative to cable, DSL and other wired services that are either not available or are more costly than a cellular data plan. Laptops and tablets already have Wi-Fi, but Wi-Fi can be added to any desktop computer (see wireless modem).

A mobile broadband router is typically a tabletop device; however, portable units and smartphones are also used to create hotspots (see cellular hotspot).

Inhouse Wi-Fi Vs. Inhouse Cellular
Mobile broadband routers create a Wi-Fi hotspot. In contrast, a "femtocell" brings cellular service inside a home or office (see femtocell).


Broadband Router - Inhouse Wi-Fi
Mobile broadband routers turn 3G/4G service into a local Wi-Fi hotspot for laptops and mobile devices. The unit is a Wi-Fi access point.







Femtocell - Inhouse Cellular
A femtocell is a mini cell tower that carries cellular voice and data over the Internet. See femtocell.







Failover Protection for Retail Sales
If wired Internet access goes down, this Cradlepoint mobile broadband adapter automatically switches point-of-sale terminals to 3G/4G service to keep accepting credit cards. (Image courtesy of Cradlepoint, Inc., www.cradlepoint.com)
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Batelco, the leading telecommunications company in the Kingdom, has launched the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband router for use at home.
a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced that it is providing the NETGEAR MBR1516 Mobile Broadband Router (4G LTE TURBO HUB), a high performance gateway, to Bell Mobility, operator of Canada s largest 4G LTE network.
The first product that is being developed under the combined efforts of NETGEAR and Altair is the Mobile Broadband Router (MBR1518), a TD-LTE router designed for home and small-office use that boasts a high performance Wireless LAN, USB attached storage and ruggedized firewall.
NASDAQ: QCOM) said its industry-leading Gobi 4G/LTE modem, the MDM9215, has been implemented in the SoftBank 102Z, a new mobile broadband router for Japan.
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DOVADO has licensed Tuxera NTFS to bring fully interoperable NAS functionality to its DOVADO 4GR mobile broadband router.
The demonstration uses the design concept of an Ericsson Mobile Broadband Router.
11 draft N Mobile Broadband Router includes an express card slot for cellular modems, two USB modern ports and three external 802.
Alaska Communications will also offer the Bandrich 4G LTE mobile broadband router, providing high-speed Internet, for $99.
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced its industry-leading Gobi 4G/LTE modem, the MDM9215 , has been implemented in the SoftBank 102Z, a new mobile broadband router for Japan.
NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today that 3Sweden ("3"), a leading mobile operator, has selected the NETGEAR MBR1310 Mobile Broadband Router for deployment to customers on its award winning high speed 3G network in Sweden.
This new product, introduced today, is the NETGEAR MBRN3300E 3G Mobile Broadband Router with internal 3G HSPA radio, 802.