ZyXEL puts out first LTE-to-Wi-Fi router

ZyXEL logoZyXEL claimed a first today by offering the first 4G router for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. The ZLR-2070S (not yet shown) can take a connection at up to 50Mbps downstream and share it over a local network through either 802.11n Wi-Fi or its four-port Ethernet switch. It's already considered an ideal alternative to wired service for providers that can't or prefer not to run a traditional landline service.

The peripheral will have a USB port to share a printer or an external drive across the local network and will have DLNA support to share media between similarly aware devices, like Sony's PS3 and some computer apps.

ZyXEL ZLR-2070S

When the router will be available isn't definite, but it's most likely to be available through carriers rather than as a stand-alone device. Bell, Telus and Verizon will be the first in North America to switch on LTE sometime in 2010 and will be followed by AT&T, Rogers, T-Mobile and smaller carriers from 2011 onwards.

Source: electronista

Tags: 4G, LTE

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