​We all know how inconvenient it is when the WiFi signal isn’t strong enough to reach every corner of the home or office, known as blind spots. Today, there are advanced solutions available to solve this issue, such as 5G Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), a technology that is rapidly gaining traction and promises to maximize WiFi coverage.

What is a 5G CPE?

The 5G CPE router is a 5G terminal device that receives 5G signals from the operator's base station and transforms them into Wi-Fi or wired signals so that local devices like mobile phones, tablets, and computers can access the internet anywhere. 5G CPE offers a number of benefits, including:

High Speed - This device features wide bandwidth and carrier aggregation technology, resulting in a theoretical peak download speed of 3.6Gbps and an upload speed of 2.5Gbps.

Robust Connection - The router works with a broad range of frequency bands, including up to 11 5G bands and 4G/LTE bands.

Portability/Mobility - Due to their compact size, 5G CPE routers are space-saving devices. Additionally, these routers simplify the setup process by minimizing the use of wires.

5G CPE vs. ONU (Fiber Optic)

Regarding the 5G CPE router comparison with the ONU, the former usually connects to 5G base stations while the latter is connected to fiber-optic networks. 5G CPEs are more flexible due to wireless connectivity and easy installation that allows them to receive and convert signals from base stations. This means 5G CPE is very quick to deploy.

5G CPE vs. Regular WiFi Router

A 5G CPE consists of a 5G modem and a WiFi router. When it comes to the 5G CPE router vs. WiFi router, the 5G CPE is capable of connecting to the internet via WiFi or LAN ports and 5G SIM cards. Meanwhile, any WiFi router needs a modem or router cable to provide internet access.

5G CPE vs. Mobile Wifi (4G,3G)

In comparison to mobile WiFi, 5G CPE offers much higher speed with superior receiving and transmitting signal capacity, a wide coverage area, supports multiple connections, and provides both LAN ports and WiFi connections simultaneously.

5G CPE vs. Cable Network

5G CPE offers convenience due to its easy portability and plug-and-play operation, as opposed to cable networks that require a significant amount of time and money to deploy and install the cables.

5G CPE’s Advantages over Other Technologies

5G CPE delivers high network speeds and wide bandwidth for a low price, making it an effective solution for businesses compared with other technologies. Here are a few advantages of 5G CPE:

Mobility, Flexibility - Unlike ONUs and WiFi routers, 5G CPE is easy to carry and can support 5G signals anywhere.

Convenience, Low Cost - 5G CPE routers allow access to the Internet using SIM cards, so no additional expenses to setup a wire line or time are required.

Performance - When it comes to transmission speeds, compatible devices, and coverage area, 5G CPE offers similar performance to ONUs, WiFi routers, and mobile WiFi.

Vectras’ 5G CPE Router

The Vectras ET510-5G01 5G CPE router is a 5G indoor-based multi-service product designed to address the needs of residential, commercial, and enterprise users for integrated data and 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi access. With the device's high data rate and wide coverage range, customers can easily access broadband and Wi-Fi hotspots.

The main features of Vectras' 5G CPE router are as follows:

● High gain 5G antenna

● Provides multi-band support for 5G, 4G, and 3G networks—

○ 5G NR - n1/ n 28/ n41/ n 77/ n78/ n79

○ LTE - B1/B3/B5/B 2 8/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41

○ WCDMA - B1/B5/B8

● Dual-band WiFi with 2.4GHz and 5GHz support

● Support for VDPN, Private APN, and VPN Clients (PPTP, L2TP)

● Robust Firewall and NAT capabilities

By converting 4G/5G signals into WiFi hotspots, 5G CPE provides fast wireless connections to smartphones, PCs, and other devices in any location. It has proven to be beneficial in today's environment where people demand access to high-speed Internet services.

Since 2011, Vectras has been providing industrial-grade 4G and 5G routers with reliable and robust wireless data connections. We also offer a range of products such as GPS tracking and mobile CCTV systems. To learn more about Vectras and its products, please contact us here, or call us at +632 7900 1347.