Huawei 5G CPE Pro Review

At Mobile World Congress 2019, Huawei introduces a 5G NR router named "5G CPE Pro", the device is designed to provide neat data throughput in the fifth-generation mobile network. Up to 6.5 Gbit/s can be realized in the download and thus puts the competitors Qualcomm in the shade for the time being. Not only the sub 6GHz frequencies, but also mmWave in the range of 26 to 28 GHz are supported. By Wi-Fi 802.11ax, the data packets come in the home network fast enough on the computer. Below table shows the detail feature and specifications of the Huawei 5G CPE Pro.

Features and Specs of the Huawei 5G CPE Pro

Manufacturer and device name Huawei CPE 5G Pro H112-372 / H112-370

Supported cellular standards 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G

chipset Huawei Balong 5000

Maximum 5G data rate 5100 Mbps; 1.25 MBit/s upload

5G standalone Yes

5G Non-standalone Yes

Sub 6GHz frequencies Huawei H112-372: n41 / n77 / n78 / n79 Huawei H112-370: only n78

mmWave frequencies No

Network properties (LAN & WiFi)

WLAN standards a / b / g / n / ac and ax

Maximum gross data rate with WLAN Huawei H112-372 1167 Mbps Huawei H112-370 5100 Mbps

Supported WLAN bands 2.4 and 5 GHz

WLAN guest access can be installed Yes

WLAN encryption standards WPA, WPA2, WPS

Gigabit LAN Yes


Connection for external 5G & LTE antenna yes, 2 x TS9

IPv6 support Yes

NAS capability Yes

Power consumption approx. <24 watts

suitable for IPTV Yes

can be used as a media server No

USB ports on the back No

Dimension and weight 99 mm x 107 mm x 215 mm (700 grams)

Further information

Manual for download (PDF) not available

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 5G router with high bandwidth

With the Balong 5000, Huawei introduced a chipset that takes the lead in terms of bandwidth. Up to 6.5 Gbps are available here in the download. It is noteworthy that not only the frequencies below 6 GHz are usable. Even in the mmWave range between 26 and 28 GHz, data can be exchanged and thus ensure the high speed in perspective. The 5G CPE Huawei is one of the fastest on the market.   As one of the first devices of its kind, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro also masters both communication possibilities of the fifth network generation. While many early implementations only offer non-stand-alone (NSA), the new CPE Pro is also capable of providing a data connection through standalone (SA). At the same time, however, it is also compatible with the old mobile network such as 4G LTE. If 5G is not available, the router 5G can automatically switch to 4G LTE networks.

Cool design

In the optical design, the Chinese manufacturer has given a lot of effort. Already the decision for white piano paint evokes memories of the manufacturer from Cupertino, which is responsible for the production of the iPhones. Upright and with rounded corners, it fits easily into the household. It provides information about the current status via three status LEDs. However, the Huawei 5G CPE pro has no built-in or removable battery, so it’s not for mobile.  

WiFi 802.11ax Available

For gross data throughput rates of up to 4.8 Gbps, the WLAN provides 802.11ax. It uses the MIMO technology, which transmits over several antennas in variable frequency ranges. Up to 160 MHz of spectrum can be bundled. This ensures that the external connection can be used accordingly.  


The 5G router is now open for sale in China. And Vodafone also presents this router with tariff. If your location has 5G coverage, you can get the 5G CPE Pro to enjoy amazing 5G speeds!   [embed][/embed]

Last updated:8/25/2019 7:07:59 AM


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