HTC 5G Hub - 4G & 5G Modem

In May 2019 Telstra introduced it's first 5G modem - the Telstra 5G Hub. Manufactured by HTC this high powered 5G modem and router provides 5G speeds as high as 2.63 Gbps using the newly Telstra 5G network.

The media-centric device provides a vast array of experiences including 4K streaming, voice and remote control, Bluetooth 5.0, dual band 802.11ac/ad WiFi.

While first launched on the Telstra network, the HTC 5G Hub is compatible with the frequency bands used for both Optus 5G and Vodafone 5G networks (FR1 only).

Recommended Use

What we're most interested in however is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset + X50 modem, which provides 2 Gbps DL throughput over 4G LTE-A Pro leveraging 4x4 MIMO and 7CA. In 5G areas the HTC 5G Hub supports FR1 Sub-6 GHz, operating EN-DC to add an n78 (3500 MHz) layer.

It should be noted however that 7C isn't in use on the Australian version, as LAA 5 GHz is not implemented by the device.

While not listed on the device's specification, the HTC 5G Hub is reportedly backwards compatible with Telstra 3G - although it's worth pointing out the network shut-down has already been announced.

Technical Specification

5G Parameters5G Parameters
NR Chipset
Snapdragon X50
NR Bands
n78 (3500 MHz)
FR1 Bandwidth
100 MHz
FR2 BandwidthNot Supported
FR1 MIMO
4x4 MIMO
FR2 MIMONot Supported
ParameterParameter
LTE DL Category
Cat 20
LTE UL Category
Cat 20
LTE DL Data Rate
2019 Mbps
LTE DL Modulation
256QAM
LTE UL Data Rate
316 Mbps
LTE UL Modulation
256QAM
Carrier Aggregation
7C CA
Max. MIMO
4x4 MIMO
Operating Temperature to Dimensions
129 x 100 x 43 mm
Power Supply
12 Vdc 2.5 A Power Pack, USB-C
Weight
340 g
Ingress Protection PoE Support
Data Connections Data Rate
1x RJ45 Copper
100BASE-T
1000BASE‑T
Attached Files
Brand

HTC brings brilliance to life through leading innovation in smart mobile device and experience design. Beginning with a vision to put a personal computer in the palm of our customers' hands, we have led the way in the evolution from palm PC to smartphone.