mobile broadband router - Computer Definition
A stationary device that converts cellular signals (3G, 4G, LTE) to Wi-Fi. The mobile broadband router creates a local Wi-Fi hotspot to provide access to the Internet as an alternative to cable, DSL and other wired services that are either not available or are more costly than a cellular data plan. Laptops and tablets already have Wi-Fi, but Wi-Fi can be added to any desktop computer (see wireless modem). A mobile broadband router is typically a tabletop device; however, portable units and smartphones are also used to create hotspots (see cellular hotspot). Inhouse Wi-Fi Vs. Inhouse Cellular Mobile broadband routers create a Wi-Fi hotspot. In contrast, a "femtocell" brings cellular service inside a home or office (see femtocell).