xHGU is the new Movistar router with WiFi 6 and up to 10 Gbps.

Telefónica has taken advantage of MWC 2019 to present its new connectivity solutions, starting with a new router to reach your customers’ homes in the coming years. This router, dubbed xHGU, it will be compatible with WiFi 6 (802.11ax in old language) and will reach speeds of up to 10 Gbps. The generational renewal of the HGU that has given such good results to its users.

The main advantage of this new router will be that compatibility with WiFi 6, a standard necessary for when they deploy the 10 Gbps network, something for which there is no arrival dateIn fact, not even approximate, since Movistar has answered our question about it that “when the market demands it, it is the next step”, although it has indicated that its networks are ready for commercial launch.

Faster and better connectivity in high-density scenarios

xHGU is the new Movistar router with WiFi 6 and up to 10 Gbps

WiFi 6 -which is backward compatible- will allow speeds of up to 10 Gbps to be reached, something impossible with the WiFi 5 standard (802.11ac), which “only” reaches 7 Gbps. Beyond speed its breakthrough is in the integration of 1024-QAM modulation.

This modulation allows to send more information per symbol with a certain bandwidth, which translates into better connectivity in high-density scenarios, that is, when there is a high number of people accessing the same connection.

xHGU is the new Movistar router with WiFi 6 and up to 10 Gbps

The new router will serve to meet the needs of family homes in which the trend is upward in terms of the number of devices and simultaneous connections, but also in other more corporate scenarios in which a high number of people demand connection simultaneously, as can be a congress, a hotel, an office, etc.

What Telefónica has specified is that this new xHGU will be tested during 2019 and commercially launched in 2020. Also that comes along with xPort, a WiFi 6 access point that also acts as a signal repeater.

xHGU is the new Movistar router with WiFi 6 and up to 10 Gbps