5G will be one of the guiding themes of 2019. Therefore, no one should be surprised that at the forthcoming CES in Las Vegas we will see a lot of devices supporting the new technology. Among them will be the D-Link DWR-2010 home router, which in addition to the 5G modem is distinguished by VoLTE support. However, such a connection should not surprise anyone.
Personally, I was convinced that all the most important devices intended for operation in 5G networks will be seen only at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) exhibition in Barcelona. However, some producers could not be noticed among the giants, who will announce (hopefully) the first 5G smartphones or routers. This will also include presentations of the possibilities of new generation networks prepared by base station manufacturers. Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei certainly praises their recent achievements. That is why D-Link decided to present the 5G router (DWR-2010) during the CES 2019 fair in Las Vegas.
Why do you need VoLTE on a 5G router?
We all know that 5G devices will also support 4G LTE networks and other older technologies. D-Link DWR-2010 is not an exception here. The manufacturer has equipped it with 4 external antennas, which are responsible for communication with cellular networks. However, at home, communication will take place via Wi-Fi (the router has a dual band AC2600 with MU-MIMO support) or Ethernet ports (one of them supports 2.5 Gbps bandwidth). People who complain about the reach of their home Wi-Fi network will definitely appreciate the support of D-Link Wi-Fi Mesh.
Let’s return to the modules responsible for communication with mobile networks. D-Link DWR-2010 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem that supports 5G NR NSA (Non-Standalone) networks in sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands. Many people wonder why the 5G router would support VoLTE. This equipment is dedicated to people who can not use landlines. Therefore, you can connect a telephone to DWR-2010 (the router should have an RJ-11 port) that uses VoLTE instead of regular VoIP. Finally, it is worth noting that D-Link has equipped its router with the TR-069 standard, which allows remote diagnostics and configuration.
We don’t know the price and the release date of D-Link DWR-2010 router.