What is 5G CPE: Explained! | Mercku Connectivity

Mar 31, 2023  by Toktabek, Tim


What is 5G CPE? 
New Standard of Reliability

Have you ever heard of 5G CPE? It may sound like technical jargon, but it’s actually a device that can significantly improve your internet experience at home or in the office. 5G CPE stands for “5G Customer Premises Equipment”, which is a fancy term for a wireless router that uses 5G cellular technology to provide internet connectivity. In simple terms, 5G CPE can give you faster, more reliable, and more flexible internet access than traditional wired broadband or Wi-Fi routers. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of 5G CPE and how it can enhance your digital lifestyle.


What is a CPE?

A CPE, or Consumer Premises Equipment, is a device that connects an end user’s local network (LAN) to a service provider’s wide area network (WAN). In simpler terms, it’s the device that allows you to access the internet at home or in the office. A 5G CPE is a specific type of CPE that utilizes 5G cellular technology to provide internet connectivity. It acts as a bridge between a 5G mobile network and a user’s devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, or laptops, without requiring a built-in 5G chipset.


Why is a 5G CPE Ideal for Remote Workers, SMEs, and Rural Areas?

A 5G CPE is a game-changer for users who need reliable and flexible internet access. It’s ideal for remote workers, small-medium enterprises, travellers, digital nomads, and even rural areas without wired broadband. Unlike traditional broadband or Wi-Fi routers that require fixed access points and cables, a 5G CPE offers greater deployment flexibility. All you need is a 5G-enabled SIM card or an eSIM, and you can enjoy seamless internet connectivity anywhere 5G coverage is available.

5G CPE vs WiFi Router


A 5G CPE is a hybrid of a 5G modem and a Wi-Fi router. It converts 5G signals into Wi-Fi or wired signals, allowing devices to connect to the internet without a built-in 5G chipset.

WiFi Router

In contrast, a Wi-Fi router needs to be connected to a modem or cable to provide internet access. While both devices offer low latency and gigabit-speeds, a 5G CPE is more flexible and convenient for users on the go.


What’s the Difference Between a 5G CPE and WiFi Router?

A 5G CPE is a combination of a 5G modem and a WiFi router. With a 5G CPE, devices can independently access the internet through WiFi or LAN ports of the CPE. In contrast, a WiFi router cannot provide internet access without connecting to a modem or cable. The only requirement is that a 5G CPE requires a 5G-enabled SIM card or an eSIM.


Why are Great-Performing 5G CPEs Needed More than Ever?

In the era of remote work and digital transformation, a reliable and fast internet connection has become a necessity. A high-performing 5G CPE is crucial to meet the increasing demand for seamless connectivity worldwide. Whether you’re working from home, streaming videos, or conducting online meetings, a 5G CPE can provide you with the speed, flexibility, and reliability you need to stay connected.


Mercku X6 5G CPE – Our Latest in Connectivity Tech

As the demand for smoother, faster, and more seamless connectivity grows around the world, the need for reliable internet has become more important than ever. We at Mercku developed our latestest 5G solution for ISPs, MSPs and seamless end user experience.

To learn more about our 5G CPE X6, download our Data Sheet >



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