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).
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.
|5G Parameters||5G Parameters|
n78 (3500 MHz)
|FR2 Bandwidth||Not Supported|
|FR2 MIMO||Not Supported|
|LTE DL Category||
|LTE UL Category||
|LTE DL Data Rate||
|LTE DL Modulation||
|LTE UL Data Rate||
|LTE UL Modulation||
129 x 100 x 43 mm
12 Vdc 2.5 A Power Pack, USB-C
|Ingress Protection||PoE Support|
|Data Connections||Data Rate|
|1x RJ45 Copper||