ZyXEL Communications, announced the ZLR-2070S, the world’s first fixed LTE (Long Term Evolution) CPE/SOHO router. The ZLR-2070S is an all-in-one, multi-service gateway that leverages compact, system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology to deliver cost-effective, non-FPGA-based LTE connectivity.
A first demonstration of the device can be seen at the CES 2010. Ideal for residences and SOHOs, it features broadband Internet connectivity, two VoIP ports, home networking via a four-port, 11n wireless switch, and a USB port for device sharing. The ZLR-2070S offers data rates with up to 50Mbps throughput, which is faster than 3G technologies like HSPA / EV-DO. Based on the router’s 4G wireless connectivity, the device is ideal for operators looking to provide service in rural or other traditionally under-served markets where new wireline deployments are cost-prohibitive.