UQ Communications will provide its home router "WiMAX HOME 02" [manufacturer: NEC Platforms] realizing high-speed communication with a maximum download speed of 440Mbps to the UQ WiMAX online shop, model change acceptance page, and MVNO companies from late January 2020. And start handling sequentially.
"WiMAX HOME 02" is a compact home router that does not require indoor opening work and allows you to use the high-speed Internet as soon as it is connected to an outlet. Compared to the previous model "WiMAX HOME 01", it is equipped with Wi-Fi performance that enhances the spread of radio waves despite its compact body that is downsized by about 40%. In addition, by using a special application, it is possible to check the data communication volume and radio wave status with a smartphone.
In addition, it is possible to check the data communication volume by voice in cooperation with the Alexa-compatible smart speaker. The maximum number of simultaneous connections by Wi-Fi communication is up to 20, and the entire family can enjoy the Internet comfortably.
■ Main features of WiMAX HOME 02
 Wi-Fi performance with enhanced signal spread
By enhancing the performance of the internal antenna, the horizontal Wi-Fi area has been expanded by up to 25% compared to the previous model "WiMAX HOME 01". In addition, the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi frequencies are used simultaneously, and the band steering function that automatically selects the optimal connection destination for each terminal enables stable communication.
 Data communication volume and radio wave condition can be checked with smartphone application
By using the smartphone application "NEC WiMAX 2+ Tool", you can check the data communication volume used in "WiMAX HOME 02". In addition, if the data traffic exceeds the set value, a pop-up will notify you. You can also check the signal level to find the best location.
 Check connected devices at a glance "Visible and secure network"
The service that “visualizes” Wi-Fi in the home, “Visible and Secure Net”, displays information on connected terminals and blocks suspicious connections. In addition, the "Kids Safe Net Timer" function that can prevent children from using too much can also set a connection time limit for games and the like.
 Works with smart speakers [Alexa compatible]
You can check the settings and status by talking to Alexa-compatible smart speakers. You can also check data traffic and change settings such as mode switching.
■ Main specifications of WiMAX HOME 02
Communication method: WiMAX 2+, au 4G LTE
Maximum communication speed: High speed mode Downstream maximum 440Mbps / Upstream maximum 30Mbps, High speed plus area mode Downstream maximum 440Mbps / Upstream maximum 75Mbps
Wi-Fi standard: IEEE802.11ac / 11n / 11a [5GHz band], 11n / 11g / 11b [2.4GHz band]Dimensions: Approx. 50 [W] x 118 [H] x 100 [D] mm
Weight: about 218g
Maximum number of simultaneous connections: Wi-Fi: 20 units / LAN: 1 unit
Supported OS [limited to Japanese version]: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, macOSX 10.15, 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9
Interface: 1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX x 1 port
LED: Antenna x 4, Update x 1, Mode x 1, Status x 1
Button: Update button x 1, RESET button x 1, WPS button x 1, Mode button x 1
Included items: AC adapter
UQ WiMAX online shop sales price: 15,000 yen [excluding tax]
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