Quectel’s EG18 LTE-Advanced Category 18 Qualcomm-based module is implemented in new LTE18 router from MikroTik and LMT that incorporates the latest generation cellular technologies to provide faster internet for connected devices.
The Quectel EG18 delivers 1.2Gbps downlink and 150Mbps uplink peak data rates and enables download and use of up to 5 frequencies simultaneously, with uploads on up to 2 frequencies. The maximum download speed provided by the router is 1.2 Gbps, and the upload speed is 150 Mbps. The module also supports MIMO 4×4 and the device has four antennas that connect to the base station, resulting in a more stable internet connection.
The MikroTik LMT LTE18 router is intended for customers with high data consumption, who regularly use the internet connection not only on a computer or a phone, but also on other devices, such as game consoles, smart TVs or area surveillance cameras. The router is also suitable for operators who use specific virtual private network (VPN) connections, as well as provide public internet access to their customers or local network users, because the router’s operating system also provides Hotspot functionality and a wide range of specific configurations. The router meets the highest security standards and has potential for export to other markets.
“LMT, together with its partners, is working on the development of the 5G network as well as the design of new products and solutions to enable full use of the advantages and opportunities provided by 5G in the future,” said Juris Binde, the president of LMT Innovations. “Working closely with the domestic ICT industry giant MikroTik, we have jointly created an innovation laboratory, which has already produced 4G routers and prototypes of 5G routers. Several other solutions are under development, and a high-capacity data transmission network for Latvian research institutions with a speed of 10 Gbps has just been jointly established, which facilitates the work of scientists.”
John Tully, co-owner and chairman of the board of MikroTik, added: “Everyone understands that 5G will bring not only unprecedented data speeds, but also millions of sensors, smart devices, devices and automated solutions that will work in this network,” he said. “Therefore, while designing this router together with LMT Innovations, we kept in mind not only the current technological needs of internet users, but also how they will change in the near future; 5G capabilities will become more and more available in every sphere of life. For this reason, the MikroTik LMT LTE18 router has expanded functionality that will satisfy both business customers and any household requirements, not only now, but also in the foreseeable future.”
Dominik Hierl, SVP Sales EMEA, Quectel Wireless Solutions, commented: “We’re delighted that MikroTik and LMT have selected our innovative EG18 module to support high data consumption users for the new MikroTik LMT LTE18 router. We look forward to working with the companies as the router is rolled out to customers in Latvia and in other markets in the future.”