D-Link Announces New 5G NR Enhanced Gateway
Late last week and ahead of its appearance at CES 2019, D-Link announced a series of new product, including a new high-speed 5G NR Enhanced Gateway. The new DWR-2010 enables download speeds that are more than 40-times faster than the current average fixed broadband download speed in the U.S. of 70 Mbps, according to D-Link.
“With expanded spectrum and new applications, 5G is going to bring more competition to the broadband market within the coming years,” Raman Bridwell, vice president of product and services, D-Link Systems, Inc., said in a statement. “This gateway will help more people access that network in more places with the same wireline experience we have today.”
The real benefits of the new 5G-ready gateway, though, begin to show through the various ways the gateway can be set up for the user. As 5G adoption begins to pick up pace later this year, many—including D-Link—anticipate that consumers will begin turning to their wireless carriers as their primary in-home internet provider (rather than cable providers). The new gateway is designed to help with that transition.
According to D-Link, the new DWR-2010 offers customization options for service providers, making it suitable for deployment on a wider range of network configurations. It can operate on current networking standards, but as a 5G NR (New Radio) module, the gateway can also operate on sub-6 GHz or mmWave frequencies in 200 MHz, or 800 MHz configurations.
The new 5G NR Enhanced Gateway will be available in the second half of 2019, and pricing will vary depending on the consumer's preferred service provider, D-Link said.