Telstra and Netgear will release what they are calling the world’s first gigabit 4G LTE device, promising high-speed internet connections on the go.
The Nighthawk M1 mobile router was designed to provide at-home internet connection speeds to people on the move. Operated through an app-driven interface, the router can download at up to 1Gbps, supports up to 20 wi-fi devices on a single connection, has support for Category 16 LTE Advanced, 4X4 MIMO and 4-band carrier aggregation and a long-lasting battery.
The router has an ethernet port, two USB ports (types A and C) for media and streaming from microSD, USB or external hard drive, and wi-fi/ethernet offloading capabilities for smooth transfers from LTE connection to wi-fi.
The Nighthawk M1 will be available next month from Telstra at a recommended retail price of $360 outright or on a range of plans.
Andrew Green, vice president of Mobile Network Products at Netgear, said his company’s partnership with Telstra delivered customers the most innovative mobile broadband products.
“With their focus on innovation and customer experience, we’re delighted that Telstra has again chosen to team with us for the initial launch of our Nighthawk M1 mobile router,” he said.
“It offers the latest LTE and wi-fi technologies so you can take full advantage of ultrafast download speeds on the Telstra Mobile Network and securely share your internet connection to support media streaming, storage and so much more.”
Telstra device management director Andrew Volard was excited to get the device out to customers.
“We’re innovating at the cutting edge of mobile broadband technology so our customers can work with greater ease on the go and access the content, services and applications they love when they’re outside the home,” he said.