CES 2019: D-Link’s 5G home router needs just a Sim Card

January 7, 2019

Say goodbye to cables and DSL lines

Ok, make that a 5G SIM card. Just ahead of CES 2019, we have news of D-Link’s new 5G NR Enhanced Gateway. This home broadband router and modem ditches the traditional connection to either a cable or DSL line in favor of 5G network access. Using a 5G SIM card with no other installation needed, the D-Link DWR-2010 will support download speeds up to 3Gbps, which is up to 40 times faster than the average broadband speeds in U.S. homes.

In addition to faster speeds, D-Link’s new 5G router will also work with the company’s other Wi-Fi routers to create a mesh network. The D-Link DWR-2010 5G NR will also support voice over LTE, or VoLTE, capabilities. It comes with five Ethernet ports and support for four external antennas for LTE and 5G NR network access.

The brand also announced their new Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S161), D-Link Corporation, which is one of the first on the market to work with Google Assistant. Users can conveniently ask the Google Assistant to find out if the DCH-S161 detects a water leak, even when they’re away from home. Just say “Hey Google, does the <sensor_name> detect a water leak?”

According to a communication from D-Link MEA, the DCH-S161 currently works with the Google Assistant in English.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.