Unbelievable! A 100 Mbps mobile hotspot
Huawei is working hard on catching up with more premium manufacturers, and they've come a long way by packing so much speed into its latest mobile hotspot. The rather unmarketably named E589 FDD has the intention to push the boundaries of the latest LTE technologies, offering whopping speeds of 100 Mbps, which it can then distribute to up to 10 Wi-Fi devices. The only problem is that the hotspot is only available to the Japanese market, because that is the only country in which there are speeds that can support it.
There was discussion in January on the topic of eAccess building the mother of all LTE networks, and it's ready to be launched this month. By calibrating the technical standards of LTE to the maximum, eAccess is building a mainframe that can support 300 Mbps, in theory, and so while Huawei's device is most definitely impressive, it's not even taking full advantage of the network capacity. I should be able to support the peak speeds eAccess is providing to its customers: 75 Mbps – not too shabby considering U.S. LTE networks max out at about 25 Mbps.
It will take a while for U.S. networks to support such amazing speeds – U.S. operators don't have large contiguous spectrum blocks as large – but that might be a good thing after all. With today's prices on mobile data, consumers could potentially gobble up their monthly gigabyte allowance in days… that is if they don't thrash them in just hours and if they are connecting multiple devices to a single hotspot, this can happen in just minutes… trust me it's possible.