"With expanded spectrum and new applications, 5G will give more competition to the broadband market over the coming years," said Raman Bridwell, Product and Services Vice President, D-Link Systems, Inc. "This gateway will help more people get access to the network in several places with the same cable experience we have today. "
The company bills this as an AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi router, with 1.723 Mbps available on the 5 GHz band and 800 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. It also has MU-MIMO support.
D-Link's latest router also supports VoLTE, and is compatible with sub-6Ghz or mmWave frequencies in 200 MHz (2 x 100 MHz) or 800 MHz (8 x 100 MHz) configurations. It offers service provider customization options to distribute on a variety of network configurations.
Beyond that, D-Link did not enter into specifications, such as which wireless operators can be on board with this concept, and how data pricing will shake off. The company also did not say how much DWR-2010 will cost, but mentioned that it will be available in the second half of 2019.