Coming Soon: MiFi 5G NR by Inseego (Mobile Hotspot)

In 2019, Verizon and Inseego are slated to launch the MiFi 5G NR, Verizon's future flagship mobile hotspot - with 5G capabilities.

Though deeper details are scarce, the MiFi 5G NR will feature 5G and 4G/LTE network compatibility, next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) hotspot capability, and both a gigabit ethernet port and USB-C for sharing via a wired connection.

It is also reportedly a "chunky monkey," physically twice as large as most current 4G/LTE hotspots. The device also lacks antenna ports since millimeter wave 5G antennas need to be internal to be physically extremely close to the Qualcomm X50 modem chipset.

Inseego, the hotspot's manufacturer, claimed they were seeing some pretty amazing results in their testing:



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"The test results for Inseego’s 5G NR millimeter wave mobile device uniquely show outstanding performance in testing environments that consistently achieve over 2 Gbps of speed and sub-10 milliseconds of latency in multiple component carrier aggregation(CA) scenarios."

Device pricing and plan details are not currently available. Device and plan availability is slated for "2019".

Specifications

  • Model: Not yet known
  • # of Connected Devices: Not yet known
  • Control Panel and Default Password:¬†Not yet known
  • Supported Networks and Bands:¬†5G - other support not yet known
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation:¬†Not yet known
  • MIMO Support:¬†4X4 Internal
  • LTE¬†Performance Category: Not yet known
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: Not yet known
  • Other Ports: Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies:¬†Not yet known
  • Claimed Battery Life: Not yet known
  • Can Be Powered Without a¬† Battery: Unknown
  • Dimensions: Not yet known
  • SIM Card Type: Not yet known
  • Retail Price: Not yet known

Review & Testing Status

This product is not yet released.  We will eventually obtain a unit to test, depending on availability and plan details.


 

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Purchasing Options

Not currently available, but expected sometime in 2019 from Verizon.

MiFi 5G NR
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Quick Take

Verizon's first mobile hotspot for 5G is too new to evaluate.

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