Latvian technology innovation companies LMT and MikroTik jointly created the “MikroTik LMT LTE18” 5G router. The router has been completely designed and produced in Latvia. It employs the latest generation technologies to provide faster Internet for connected devices.
LMT together with its partners, is working on the development of the 5G network as well as the design of new products and solutions to enable full use of the advantages and opportunities provided by 5G in the future. Working closely with the domestic ICT industry giant MikroTik, we have jointly created an innovation laboratory, which has already produced 4G routers and prototypes of 5G routers.
Several other solutions are under development. A high-capacity data transmission network for Latvian research institutions with a speed of 10 Gbps has just been jointly established, which facilitates the work of scientists. Looking to the future, it is clear that innovation and technology companies are the driving force of society’s digital transformation. Therefore this is an unprecedented opportunity for Latvian ICT companies to use their knowledge base and its immeasurable potential, strengthening their leadership not only on domestic but also foreign markets,” LMT President Juris Binde emphasised.
MikroTik LMT LTE18
“MikroTik LMT LTE18”, the Latvian-made router, uses the latest generation LTE technology – LTE18. LTE18 allows both downloading and uploading data at a higher speed than before. The integrated LTE Cat. 18 modem enables downloads on up to 5 frequencies simultaneously, and uploads on up to 2 frequencies.
The maximum download speed provided by the router is 1.2 Gbps, and the upload speed is 150 Mbps. According to the device developers, LTE18 technology supports MIMO 4×4. The device has four antennas that connect to the base station, resulting in a more stable internet connection. Considering that this router is fully manufactured in Latvia, a member state of the EU and NATO, it meets the highest security standards.
Lets face it – most of the standard issue access points cant really satisfy is the extremely diverse client base – they either lack features, users want more speed and higher gain, the price is too high or they look weird. MikroTik decided to take all the aspects that are important for most home users and create a single device that will make them happy – this is the MikroTik Chateau.
It is a high-speed, dual-band home access point with Cat. 12 LTE – for really fast Internet anywhere, anytime. But LTE is not the only option – Chateau also features 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports and a full size USB port.
Strong dual-chain dual-band 2.4/5 GHz wireless for concurrent coverage will solve most interference issues in a crowded environment. For example, a client can simultaneously use the 2.4 GHz channel for all household mobile devices and reserve the 5 GHz channel for tasks that are sensitive to packet loss – such as streaming high-quality videos.
Reach speeds of up to 600 Mbps with carrier aggregation, as Cat. 12 allows devices to use three bands at the same time. That is a huge advantage when there are a lot of LTE users in the area. Chateau LTE12 provides better responsiveness in a crowded environment and higher efficiency for weaker signal situations in the countryside.
Depending on the service provider, MikroTik have seen Internet speeds doubling in rural areas after switching to carrier aggregation, so there is no need to wait for cable network expansions.