As the next phase in the evolution of LTE, LTE Advanced Pro does more than just push LTE capabilities closer towards 5G. Some mobile device providers launch LTE CAT11 devices, the Huawei B618 LTE CAT11 Cube is a new router which is released by Huawei, with download speed up to 600 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 MBit/s in the uplink. 4 × 4 MIMO would be the high visible feature that is really interesting.
Up to now, the Huawei B618 only appears in Poland at Play (February 2017), where it is marketed in conjunction with the “4G LTE ULTRA” offer. As mobile radio networks continue to grow, however, it is likely that the router will also find their way to other countries and to other providers. The device available in Poland at play seems to be largely without branding and according to GCF side would also be suitable for the German market.
Huawei B618 Router Overview
Huawei B618 is a stationary router, which can support up to 64 devices (for 32 at the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz). It has a built-in Ethernet with which you can connect an external hard drive or printer via USB (using the samba protocol) and two external antennas (3G and LTE). You can conveniently manage the router via using HiLink application (available for Android and iOS). It is also equipped with a WPS button, which makes it easy to pair the device with the router.
Huawei B618 Cube Appearance
The Huawei B618 router visually resembles the design of the Huawei E5180 and can therefore be designated as its successor. The device is square and quite “high” built, on the front there are various LEDs as well as a WPS button. On the back there is a power button, two RJ-45 Gigabit LAN ports (one of which can also function as a WAN port), as well as a USB 2.0 port. There is also an RJ-11 connection for an analog telephone or fax machine as well as the connection for the external power supply. There are also two connectors for inserting external antenna. There is no battery for mobile use.
Huawei B618 Features
* Download speed: up to 600 Mbps (CAT9 / CAT11)
* Upload speed up to 50 Mbps
* Huawei B618s-22d:
— 4G LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/38 (FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz)
— DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS：Band 1/8 2100MHz/900MHz
* Huawei B618s-65d Supports:
— 4G LTE Band 1/3/5/7/8/28 (FDD 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2300MHz)
— DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS：Band 1/5/8 2100MHz/900MHz/850MHz* Wireless IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 and 5 GHz)
* Up to 64 simultaneous connections
* 2 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, of which 1 WAN
* 1 x USB 2.0 connection
* 2 x external antenna terminals for LTE (TS-9)
* RJ11 connector
* Supports VoLTE (adjustable function), VoIP and CS
* WPS button (WiFi Protected Setup)
* Reset button
* Supports IP version 6 and 4
* Dimensions: 95 x 95 x 208 mm
* Weight: 700 grams
* SIM card slot: micro SIM card
To get more details about Huawei B618, please go to http://www.store4g.com/huawei-b618/