Using a Mobile Phone as a 5G Modem

The problem

All these 4G modems are now under 100€, now that 5G has come along, but at the time they cost more than a mid-range Android mobile phone. And the new 5G Wifi routers are all in the 600€ to 800€ price range. I have no doubt that they, too, will suffer from robustness and reliability problems.

The solution

And so, when I decided to upgrade my home and office internet to 5G, I took one look at the boxes on offer, and thought, “No thank you.”

It’s this simple…



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Keir Finlow-Bates

Keir Finlow-Bates


CEO and co-founder of Chainfrog Oy, a Finnish startup researching and developing advanced blockchain technologies.