Green Packet takes its 5G CPE devices to the next level
Jun 21, 2021
The telecommunication industry has benefitted from the unprecedented change in consumer behaviour after demand in mobile broadband soared during the Covid-19 pandemic forcing many to stay and work from home.
Green Packet Berhad, one of the world’s leading providers of 5G CPE (customer-premises equipment), was a beneficiary of this increased demand for broadband devices. In 2020 alone, the company shipped over 600,000 devices worldwide. Since its founding in Silicon Valley over 20 years ago, Green Packet has grown into a leading CPE provider and its global footprint has increased, thanks to the emergence of 5G.
5G networks are rolling out across the world and a handful of devices now support the brand- new spectrum. The advent of 5G has also allowed Wi-Fi’s true potential to be finally unlocked. Certain features, such as wider channel configuration and increased bandwidth usage will open doors to more innovation and cheaper Wi-Fi in the future.
Green Packet achieves breakthrough with 2NR CA function
This week, Green Packet announced that its 5G CPE devices now support the 2NR carrier aggregation (2NR CA), a breakthrough in the group’s Smart Devices segment which now enables users to get a wider connection coverage and ultra-fast speed under the Sub6-Ghz spectrum.
The group’s research and development (R&D) team concluded the breakthrough in a recent 5G product testing, where the 2NR CA function was found to be compatible in Green Packet’s latest three Mediatek T750 5G CPE devices, namely the Indoor CPE D5H, Outdoor CPE O5M, and portable Wi-Fi M5M. The devices are designed to bring 5G internet to dense urban areas, rural and suburban areas around the country.
The 2NR CA function combines two carriers into one data channel to enhance the data capacity of a network. It extends the Sub6-Ghz frequency of the 5G network which Green Packet CPE devices use.
The breakthrough means Green Packet’s devices are the first Mediatek T750 5G CPE kind in the world which embeds 2NR CA function and gives the devices a new speed of 4Gbps. With the 2NR CA activated, mobile operators can now achieve better efficiency and enable them to deliver faster speed with lesser cost.
Green Packet’s new 5G offerings
Green Packet released three new 5G products in May this year. They are Indoor CPE D5H, Outdoor CPE O5M, and portable WiFi M5M, which are all powered by MediaTek’s T750 5G chip. The products are aimed at meeting the needs of global mobile operators aiming to join the Sub-6 GHz 5G revolution - the 5G spectrum which Green Packet’s devices support.
The Indoor CPE D5H supports 5G/4G/wired broadband network, dual-channel acceleration and dual-channel backup without connection drop for a long period of time. In addition to faster speeds, low latency, and support for more stable connections, it also comes with built-in Wi-Fi 6 routing functionality, supports 4*4 MIMO technology, and 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-frequency transmission at the same time with no mutual interference. The Indoor CPE D55-EA also supports OFDMA technology, which significantly reduces delay and improves the efficiency of simultaneous use of multiple devices.
Equipped with beamforming technology, it automatically detects the location of user devices such as mobile devices, computers and other terminals in the network, and enhances the signal in the location which makes the Wi-Fi coverage area wider and the signal quality more stable. The built-in full-screen segment high-gain 5G antenna ensures 360° antenna coverage for better signal capture, thus allowing for faster speeds. To top it off, D5M-EA installation is as simple as plug-and-play, reducing the need for technical know-how for signal location, device placement and adjustment.
Designed for homes and enterprises, the Outdoor CPE O5M supports a variety of frequencies and speeds. Its rugged build adheres to industrial grade standards and materials to offer high protection from shock, water, dust, and lightning from various outdoor environments. O5M comes with a built-in high gain directional antenna that offers better 5G signal sensitivity even in areas with weak 5G signals.
It comes equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port and can be used in conjunction with various types of terminal equipment. Thanks to its bridge mode and enterprise routing capability, the connected terminal equipment can be remotely managed to create a rich variety of 5G application scenarios.
For regular road warriors, there is the portable WiFi M5M. M5M supports 5G/4G wireless network, dual-channel acceleration and dual-channel backup without connection drops for long periods of time. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi 6 routing functionality, supports 2x 2MIMO technology, 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-frequency transmission at the same time, and no mutual interference along with its faster speeds, low latency, and more stable connection. The M5M supports OFDMA technology, which significantly reduces delay and improves the efficiency of simultaneous multiple devices use. The built-in full-screen segment high-gain 5G antenna ensures the 360° antenna coverage captures better signals, hence faster speeds. The M5M is easy to carry, has a long standby time, and also supports reverse charging to mobile devices such smartphones. Thanks to its support for dual-module networks, non-5G mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other devices can also enjoy high speed 5G.
Although both customers and service operators have enjoyed the benefits of the latest 4G improvements like LTE-A and even LTE-A pro (also known as 4.9G), 5G’s immediate advantages of higher cost efficiency, improved connectivity and stability, and lower latencies remain highly compelling for operators.
5G deployment will likely take a little bit longer to be fully rolled out across the world, but its arrival is imminent. There has never been a better time to adopt 5G as more 5G-ready devices are currently in the market and customer interest for 5G has been rapidly growing across the region.
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