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Netgear Shows Off M5 Router With Both 5G & WiFi 6

Netgear said its new Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router sports both 5G and WiFi 6.

January 7, 2020

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Las Vegas -- NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses and smart homes, today announced during the annual international Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the Nighthawk® M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router (MR5200) has been named a CES® 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree. The industry-defining mobile router joins NETGEAR's Insight Instant Mesh WiFi solution and Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router as fellow Innovation award honorees.

The NETGEAR Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router is designed to provide faster internet speeds with low latency over WiFi 6 and 5G. These two technologies combine to keep the entire family's devices connected to 5G over the WiFi 6 network with the capability to stream HD video or play online games simultaneously -- great for parents to keep their little ones connected and entertained while shuttling them about town. The Nighthawk M5 mobile router is also perfect for mobile business staff on the go, from commuters to road warriors – a secure, reliable and personal WiFi connection, essential to carrying out your daily activities. The Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router is designed to deliver a mobile lifestyle at its fullest potential or to be used as an alternative or backup option for home internet with the gigabit Ethernet port.

With the option to connect the M5 Mobile Router to an existing home router, through the 1Gbps Ethernet port, the Nighthawk M5 brings 5G speeds into a home network and can also be set up as a fail-over option for uninterrupted internet. The router includes a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, which is removable when used in a stationary location such as a home or office.

"At NETGEAR we believe in pioneering a new generation of connectivity and the key technologies leading the charge are WiFi 6 and 5G, which will fundamentally change the way we work, live and adopt digital experiences. The Nighthawk M5 combines the power of these two wireless technologies and provides an option for advanced connectivity in a mobile environment," said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. "We are thrilled that Consumer Technology Association has recognized this achievement by awarding the Nighthawk M5 mobile router as an Innovations Honoree."

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design, functionality and consumer appeal.


The Nighthawk M5 mobile router with 5G connectivity and WiFi 6 will be available in retail channels in the second half of 2020, pricing will be announced at time of availability.


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