OPPO introduces a handy little 5G hub at MWC 2022

It’s an important development for folks living in areas with poor or non-existent internet access

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Sometimes it’s the little things — especially in the right place. At MWC 2022, where surely the average person is packing at least four devices, OPPO has introduced a pretty useful companion in the 5G CPE T2, a tiny 5G connectivity hub that can get a bunch of devices or people hooked up to fast internet in a hurry.

As long as you’ve got a single SIM card ready to get you 5G from whatever carrier is offering it, the OPPO 5G CPE T2 can take that 5G signal and use it to power what amounts to a small, mobile Wi-Fi router. It’ll be invaluable for places where internet is less accessible, and small wireless solutions prove to be better suited to getting larger parts of the population connected than wired internet service — remote, rural areas in particular.

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The T2 is the next generation of the T1, which served the same purpose. This time around, the OPPO 5G CPE T2 is capable of more stable connections and faster download and upload speeds thanks to an upgraded 5G modem from Qualcomm.

It’s impressive not only in its speed, but in how many devices it can support — up to 256, according to OPPO. It’s also Wi-Fi 6-ready, and its reach can be expanded, as it can be used with mesh networks.

The OPPO 5G CPE T2 will be a big deal in regions that do serve larger rural areas — for the most part, OPPO has partnered with cellular carriers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region to distribute their new hub.