Huawei B618 LTE Antenna Recommendation

As the fastest 4G LTE mobile fixed router, Huawei B618 mobile wireless router is widely used all over the world. It is a LTE CAT12 router, of which’s download speed could achieve up to 600Mbps, twice of the hottest LTE CPE Huawei B525 router. However, not all of us could enjoy the maximum speed because it depends on many factors. As the following user asked at the Mybroadband forum.
Anyone know of suitable external antenna’s for a Huawei B618s-22d? I live in Helderkruin and signal is not the best using Rain Lte. I get 1 or no signal bar and maximum speed I have managed to get was 12Mbps. Looking at maybe adding external antenna’s to the router.
Yeah, the B618 router has the external antenna slots that are useful when we get the weak signal. Continue reading “Huawei B618 LTE Antenna Recommendation”

List of 5G Trial Cities in China

In the race to get to 5G wireless technology in a real way, China is poised to lead the world. According to the confirmation from the three major operators, the NDRC and other relevant departments have approved China Unicom, China Telecom, and China Mobile to test 5G networks in Beijing and other cities.

China Unicom
China Unicom will start 5G tests in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guiyang, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Zhengzhou, Shenyang and other 4 cities.
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APN Settings for Globe Mobile Carriers

The APN or Access Point Name is the network or carrier your mobile devices use for internet access. Usually, you don’t have to configure the APN setting because it’s configured for you automatically. However, when you buy an unlocked device, such as mobile hotspot, LTE CPE, USB dongle or mobile phones, and you want to use these devices with different carrier’s SIM cards, the APN setting thing is very critical which decides whether you get a data connection or not after switching to a new network. Below are the APN setting parameters for different carriers in all over the world.

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LTE Devices for LTE Band 32 (1500Mhz)

From the previous post about LTE band 32 introduction, we know that the LTE Band 32 is range between frequency 1452mhz between 1493mhz. It is an FDD LTE band, purely theoretically, the frequency range could, of course, also be specified as a TDD band, so that downlink and uplink in the same range would have been possible.

The area around 1500 MHz allows the network operators a good indoor supply as well as good coverage and thus a cost-effective supply in the country. The frequency ranges below 1 GHz (band 28/20/8) are somewhat better in this regard, but the spectrum is also limited, and the range around 1500 MHz is therefore a welcome addition for the operators, especially in the future Above 3 GHz will be free – there are the conditions in terms of coverage and indoor coverage significantly worse. Continue reading “LTE Devices for LTE Band 32 (1500Mhz)”

LTE Band 32 1500Mhz Introduction

Band 32 (1500 L-band) is an LTE operating frequency Band. LTE is designed to work across a number of frequency bands – E-UTRA operating bands- currently ranging from 450 MHz up to 3.8GHz. The available bandwidths are also flexible starting with 1.4 MHz up to 20 MHz with Carrier Aggregation allowing use of wider multiples.
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Review: Huawei E5771 Mobile WiFi Plus

Huawei Technology launches a lot of brand new practical LTE mobile hotspot in recent years, like Huawei E5786, E5787, E5771 and more devices with different attractive features. Huawei E5771 Wi-Fi Plus is one of the first 4G hotspot devices with 9600mAh power capacity battery which cannot only provides more usage time for 4G internet connectivity, but also works as a power bank for charging other mobile device.

Super compact and decent design

With a stunning design, the E5771 router can be purchased in Black, White and Gold variant colors. The dimensions of the E5771 device are 116.69 x 73.45 x 23.38 mm and weight is 235g including battery. It is portable enough to be left in your pocket while on the go.

Unlike Huawei mobile WiFi pro E5770, there is no LED screen on the front of E5771, only Huawei logo and the power button on the front. On the back, the number indicates 9600mAh battery capacity, which is almost double of the E5770 battery capacity. Continue reading “Review: Huawei E5771 Mobile WiFi Plus”

Indian Carriers 3G and 4G Network Frequencies

India has the fastest growing mobile internet base across the world and is poised to become the 2nd largest country (by user base) across the world. Indian telecom operators have increased the pace of their 4G rollouts. Earlier, mostly Airtel was launching 4G throughout the country. Currently Vodafone and Idea have stepped up their games, launching 4G in various circles. With so many operators launching/poised to launch 4G in the coming weeks and months, it’s becoming increasingly confusing as to which operator is launching 4G in which location and under which band.

There are mainly 6 different internet providers. Different operators will follow different strategies depending on their spectrum holdings. And there are primarily 4 spectrum bands on which 4G deployment is expected to take place.

  1. Band 5 / 850 MHz band – This band is primarily held by the yet-to-be launched operator Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications. It will provide great coverage to Reliance Jio. Reliance Communications, MTS, Tata Docomo and BSNL/MTNL are other holders of this band.
  2. Band 3 / 1800 MHz band – This band is already being used for 2G services in India. But this band also has the most developed device ecosystem in the world for 4G. As of now, spectrum that can be used for 4G services in this band are held by Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Jio, Aircel, Reliance Communications, Telenor, Videocon.
  3. Band 40 / 2300 MHz band – This is also a popular band for 4G deployments in India. Currently Reliance Jio, Aircel, Airtel and Tikona can use this band for 4G deployments.
  4. Band 41 / 2500 MHz band – This band is primarily held by BSNL and MTNL. They have decided to surrender a good chunk of this band in various service areas.

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Australian Carriers Network Frequencies and Supported Devices

If you’re looking at buying a new unlocked mobile device to use between Australian carriers, it is worth knowing which Australian networks it will support. The three mobile networks in Australia are run by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. The various other providers all operate over these networks. Some are owned by the larger carriers, such as Virgin Mobile. Now take a view of the LTE bands used by the Aussie carriers.

 

Carriers 4G Bands

(Fast broadband)

3G Bands

(Calls, Text, Broadband)

Telstra B28 (700 Mhz)

B8 (900 Mhz)

B3 (1800 Mhz)

B14 (2100Mhz)

B4 (2100Mhz)

B5 (850Mhz)

 

Optus

& Virgin Mobile

B28 (700 Mhz)

B3 (1800 Mhz)

B14 (2100Mhz)

B7 (FDD 2600Mhz)

B40 (TDD 2300Mhz)

B4 (2100Mhz)

B8 (900Mhz)

Vodafone B5 (850 Mhz)

B3 (1800 Mhz)

 

B4 (2100Mhz)

B8 (900Mhz)

B5 (850)

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Mexico AT&T, Movistar, Telcel, Nextel and Iusacell Network Bands

One of the more confusing elements of LTE/4G/3G coverage for users in Mexico is which carrier is using which band. There are five internet service providers in Mexico, however, all of them don’t exactly come out and share the operating frequency bands readily for the most part and for consumers.

For the five carriers, only Iusacell does not open the 4G LTE network service, the AT&T, Movistar, Nextel and Telcel are providing 4G LTE network service using LTE band 4 (1700/2100Mhz) and band 2 (1900Mhz). And all the Mexico carriers use 2G GSM 850/1900mhz and 3G UMTS AWS/850/1900Mhz.

For AT&T Mexico (Formerly Iusacell and Nextel Mexico) is a wireless operator Mexican company subsidiary of AT&T Inc., which is headquartered in Mexico City. Continue reading “Mexico AT&T, Movistar, Telcel, Nextel and Iusacell Network Bands”

New Zealand Carriers LTE Bands and Unlocked 4G Modem/MiFi/CPE

What frequency bands does Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees in New Zealand use for 3G and 4G? These cellular networks operate on different frequency bands including the 700 MHz band, 1800 MHz band, and 2600 MHz band for 4G and 850 Mhz, 900Mhz, and 2100Mhz for 3G UMTS. If you want to buy an unlocked mobile phone, USB modem, mobile Wi-Fi, or LTE CPE that work for one of the Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees operators please refer the following supporting bands they use.

 

Main LTE Frequencies for New Zealand Carriers

Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees carriers utilize different frequencies on their networks, and knowing the device compatibility with the carrier network can definitely help in making the right decisions.

 

Carriers 4G Bands 3G Bands
Vodafone B3 (1800Mhz +)

B28 (700 APT)

B1 (2100)

B8 (900 GSM)

Spark B3 (1800Mhz +)

B7 (FDD 2600Mhz)

B28 (700 APT)

B1 (2100Mhz)

B5 (850)

2degrees B3 (1800Mhz +) B1 (2100)

B8 (900 GSM)

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