Band 20 (LTE 800MHz-Digital Dividend) – Operators and UEs

LTE 800MHz is also called Digital Dividend spectrum and 4G LTE Band 20. FDD LTE Band 20 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 832-862MHz and downlink frequency is 791-821 MHz. The Width of the band is 30MHz, duplexing spacing is -40MHz and band gap is 71MHz. The duplex configuration is reversed from the standard, having the uplink higher in frequency than the downlink.

 

LTE Band 20 has been chosen by many operators as their 4G LTE Spectrum, expecially in Europe areas and now many 4G LTE USB Dongle/modem/Surfstick, 4G LTE CPE for band 20, and you could check below the 4G LTE Mobile router and 4G LTE Module for band 20.

 

 

Operators that has deployed LTE Band 20:

 

  1. Germany, Telekom Deutschland (TD)
  2. Germany, Telefonica O2
  3. Germany, Vodafone Germany
  4. Moldova, InterDnestCom
  5. Qatar, Oredoo (Qtel)
  6. Russia, MTS
  7. Switzerland, Swisscom
  8. Tanzania, Smile
  9. Uganda, Smile Communications
  10. Croatia, Vipnet
  11. Denmark, TDC
  12. Denmark, TT-Netvaerket
  13. France, FT/Orange, won band 20 spectrum, 2012.01.17
  14. France, SFR, deployment 2012.09, plan to launch – early 2013
  15. Italy, Telecom Italia , has spectrum
  16. Italy, Vodafone Italy, has spectrum 2×10 MHz
  17. Latvia, Triatel, some tests ..2012.09-2012.10..
  18. Netherlands, KPN Mobile, plan to start from 2013.03
  19. Norway, auction planned in 2013
  20. Poland, tender in 2012 exp.
  21. Russia, Beeline
  22. Russia, Megafon
  23. Russia, MTS
  24. Russia, Rostelecom
  25. South Africa, will free band 800 MHz for LTE 800
  26. Sweden, Tele2, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  27. Sweden, TeliaSonera, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  28. UK, DMS Ltd. (Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited),

 

 

 

4G LTE USB dongles/Modem/Surfstick for Band 20 DD800MHz:

 

  1. Alcatel L100V, 2012.10
  2. Alcatel L800, 2013.01
  3. Huawei E3276, 2012.11
  4. Huawei E398u-15, 2012.10
  5. Huawei K5005 (Vodafone Surfstick), 2012.10
  6. Megafon M150-1 (Huawei E3276), 2012.11
  7. Samsung GT-B3740, 2012.06
  8. ZTE MF821D ..2012.06..
  9. ZTE MF880 4G LTE TDD/FDD USB Surfstick
  10. HUAWEI E392u-12
  11. Option Beemo 4G LTE USB Modem
  12. ZTE K5006Z 4G LTE Surfstick(Vodafone)
  13. ZTE MF822 4G LTE Surfstick
  14. Vodafone K5007 Connect Pen (Huawei E3276)

 

 

 

 

4G mobile routers / Mobile hotspots for Band 20:

  1. Huawei R210 LTE MiFi (Vodfaone 4G Hotspot), 2012.10
  2. Modacom URoad-LTE  ..2013.02..
  3. ZyHEL WAH7130, 2013.02
  4. ZTE MF910 4G LTE mobile Hotspot
  5. HUAWEI E589u-12 4G Pocket WiFi Router
  6. HUAWEI E5776s-32 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot
  7. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102z
  8. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102HW
  9. Sierra 762s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  10. Samsung GT-BT3800 4G LTE Router
  11. BandLuxe PR51 4G Mobile Hotspot Router

 

 

4G LTE CPE Router for Band 20:

 

  1. AVM Fritz!box 6810 LTE, 2012.09
  2. AVM Fritz!box 6840 LTE, 2012.12
  3. AVM Fritz!box 6842 LTE, 2012.09
  4. Huawei B390s-2(Telecom Speedport LTE), ..2011..
  5. Huawei B593u-12, 2012.06
  6. Netcomm 4G100W ..2012.08..
  7. Netcomm 4G100WV, ..2012.08..
  8. Netgear MBR1517,  b1,b3,b7,b8,b20 +fallback to 3G, 2012.06
  9. Netgear MVBR1517, VoiP/VoLTE, (b1,b3,b7,b8,b20) 2012.11
  10. ZTE MF28G 4G LTE CPE Router
  11. ZTE MF28D 4G LTE CPE Router
  12. Vodafone B2000 4G LTE Router
  13. Vodafone B1000 4G LTE Router
  14. BandLuxe R501 4G LTE VoIP WiFi Router

 

 

 

4G LTE Module for Band 20:

 

  1. ZTE MF290 4G LTE module, 2012.10
  2. ZTE ZM8510 Mini PCIe 4G LTE Module
  3. Sierra MC7710 Wireless AirPrime
  4. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE M.2 Module
  5. HUAWEI ME909 Mini PCIe Express 4G LTE Module
  6. HUAWEI ME906E 4G LTE NGFF Module
  7. Anydata DTP-970WK 4G LTE Module

 

 

 

4G LTE Smartphones for Band 20:

 

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      HTC One XL, 2012.09

3.      Huawei Ascend P2, Android, 2013.02

4.      Nokia Lumia 920.1, 2012.09

 

 

 

 

4G LTE Tablets for Band 20:

 

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL. 2012.10

3.      Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL, 2012.10

4.      Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, 2012

 

 

 

Band 17 (700 MHz Lower B) – Operators and UEs

LTE Band 17:   This band was previously used for broadcasting and has been released as a result of the “Digital Dividend.” FDD LTE Band 17 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 704 – 716MHz and downlink frequency is 734 – 746MHz. The Width of the band is 12MHz, duplexing spacing is 30MHz and band gap is 18MHz.

 

LTE Band 17 has been chosen by US operators AT&T as the 4G LTE Spectrum and now many 4G LTE USB Dongle/modems, 4G LTE CPE for band 17, and you could check below the 4G LTE Mobile hotspot & router and 4G LTE Module for band 17.

 

 

Band 17 Operators:

  1. USA, AT&T
  2. USA, BendBroadband
  3. Puerto Rico, AT&T Mobility

 

Below are the 4G gadgets that could support 4G LTE band 17 and if they are unlocked, they could support all the band 17 operators:

 

4G LTE USB Dongle/Modem/Surfstick for Band 17:

  1. Sierra Wireelss Aircard 313u 4G USB Modem
  2. HUAWEI E397Bu-501 4G LTE USB Surfstick
  3. ZTE AL600 4G LTE USB Modem
  4. LG Adrenaline AD600 4G USB Dongle
  5. BandLuxe C505 4G Compact USB modem

 

 

 

4G LTE mobile Hotspot/ Mobile Router for Band 17:

  1. Sierra Wireless 754S 4G Mobile Hotspot
  2. BandLuxe PR55 LTE WiFi Pocket Router
  3. Sierra Wireless 770s 4G Mobile Hotspot

 

4G LTE Smartphones for Band 17:

 

1.      Apple iPhone 5 A1428, 2012.09

2.      Motorola Droid Razr HD, 2012.09

3.      Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD, 2012.09

4.      Nokia Lumia 920.2, 2012.09

5.      Pantech Flex, 2012.09

 

4G LTE Fixed Routers/CPE for Band 17:

  1. ZyXEL LTE5121, 2012.09
  2. BandLuxe R505 4G LTE VoIP Wireless Router
  3. NetComm 4G100W 4G LTE Wireless Router
  4. NetComm 4G100WV 4G LTE Wireless Router

 

 

4G LTE Modules for Band 17:

1.      Novatel E371, B17 700 / b4 AWS, approved f.e. by AT&T 2012.10

2.      Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7700, b17 700 / b4 AWS, approved f.e. by AT&T 2012.10

3.      Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7700, b17 700 / b4 AWS, approved f.e. by AT&T 2012.10

4.    Anydata DTP960S 4G LTE Wireless Module

5.    Option nv GTM801U 4G LTE Module

6.    Option nv GTM809U 4G LTE Module

7.    Huawei ME906V M2M 4G LTE Module

8.    Huawei ME909Tu-120 M2M 4G LTE Module

9.    Huawei ME909Tu-520 M2M 4G LTE Module

10.   Huawei ME936 M2M 4G LTE M.2 Module

 

 

4G LTE Tablets for Band 17:

1.      Apple iPad mini (GSM, b4/17), 2012.10

 

 

Band 13 (USA 700 Upper C) – Operators and UEs

4G FDD LTE Band 13 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 777 – 787MHz and downlink frequency is 746 – 756MHz. The Width of the band is 10MHz, duplexing spacing is -31MHz and band gap is 41MHz.

 

LTE Band 13 has been chosen by Verizon Wireless USA as their 4G LTE Spectrum and now many 4G LTE USB Dongle, 4G LTE CPE for band 13, and you could check below the 4G LTE Mobile router and 4G LTE Module for band 13.

 

Operators

1.      Bolivia, Entel Bolivia, Launched at December 2012

2.      Puerto Rico, open mobile, planned at April 2012

3.      USA, Verizon Wireless, 2012.09

4.   USA, Bluegrass Cellular, 2012.09

5.   Uzbekistan, MTS UZ, 2012.07

6.   Uzbekistan, Ucell / TeliaSonera UZ, 2012.07

 

4G USB dongle for Band 13:

 

  1. HUAWEI E397u-53 4G LTE FDD USB Surfstick
  2. Verizon Wireless Novatel USB551L 4G LTE USB Modem
  3. LG VL600 4G LTE USB Modem
  4. Pantech UML290 4G LTE Modem
  5. BandLuxe C506 Compact 4G USB Modem
  6. Motorola USB-LTE 7110 FDD LTE USB Dongle

 

 

 

 

4G Smartphones for Band 13:

 

1.      Apple iPhone 5 A1429 cdma mode, announced 2012.09.12

2.      HTC Rezound 4G, ..2012.09.. f.e. with USA, Verizon

 

4G Mobile routers for band 13:

 

  1. Modacom URoad-LTE ..2013.02..
  2. Verizon Jetpack 4620L 4G Mobile Hotspot
  3. BandLuxe PR56 4G LTE Pocket WiFi Router

 

 

4G LTE CPE / gateways for Band 13:

 

1.      CradlePoint ARC MBR1400LE-VZ 2012.10

2.      CradlePoint IBR600LE (LTE/EVDO) 2012.10

3.      Netgear MBR1515, 2012.06

4.      Sierra Wireless AirLink GX440, LTE, DO 2012.10

5.      ZyZEL LTE5122 2012.09

6.   BandLuxe R506 4G LTE CPE Router

 

 

 

4G LTE Module for Band 13:

 

  1. Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7750
  2. Novatel Wireless Expedite E362 4G LTE Module
  3. Novatel Wireless Expedite E351 4G LTE Module
  4. Opton nv GTM809U 4G LTE Module
  5. HUAWEI ME906V 4G LTE Module
  6. HUAWEI ME909Tu-120 4G LTE LGA Module
  7. HUAWEI ME909Tu-520 4G LTE LGA Module
  8. HUAWEI ME909Tu-720 4G LTE LGA Module
  9. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE LGA Module

 

 

 

 

 

 

4G LTE Band 11 (1500MHz)—Operators and UEs

LTE Band 11:   This “1500 MHz” band is identified by 3GPP as a Japanese band, but it is allocated globally to the mobile service on a “co-primary basis”. FDD LTE Band 11 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 1427.9 – 1452.9MHz and downlink frequency is 1475.9 – 1500.9MHz. The Width of the band is 20MHz, Duplexing spacing is 48MHz and band gap is 28MHz.

 

Band 11 Operators:

  1. Japan, KDDI, Launched at September, 2012
  2. USA, LightSquared, planned

Smartphones for Band 11:

  1. Sony CDMA SOL21, 2012.10

4G Mobile routers for band 11:

 1. Modacom URoad-LTE ..2013.02..

4G LTE CPE Router for band 11:

  1. Innofidei CS2060 LTE Outdoor CPE

4G LTE Module for band 11:

  1. HUAWEI ME906J 4G LTE Module
  2. HUAWEI ME909J 4G LTE Module
  3. HUAWEI ME909Tu-720 4G LTE Module

Band 8 (900 MHz) – Operators and UEs

FDD LTE Band 8 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 880 – 915MHz and downlink frequency is 925 – 960MHz. The Width of the band is 35MHz, duplexing spacing is 45MHz and band gap is 10MHz.

 

LTE Band 8 has been chosen by many operators as their 4G LTE Spectrum and now many 4G LTE USB Dongle, 4G LTE CPE for band 8, and you could check below the 4G LTE Mobile router and 4G LTE Module for band 8.

 

 

Commercial band 8 (900 MHz) networks worldwide:

 

1. Sweden, Tele2, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2012

2. Sweden, TeliaSonera, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010

3. South Korea, KT Corporation, launched at January 2012

4. Greece, Vodafone, planned at Feb. 2013/6/24

5. Romania, RCS&RDS, planned at September, 2012

6. South Africa, Cell C, planned at September, 2012

7. Japan, Softbank Mobile, launched at September, 2012

8. Australia, Optus, launched at September, 2012

 

 

There are many gadgets available now for 4G LTE Band 8(900MHz), below are the 4G smarpthones for band 8:

 

Smartphones

  1. Nokia Lumia 920.1 ..2012.09..

 

4G LTE Mobile Routers for band 8:

  1. Modacom URoad-LTE ..2013.02..
  2. Huawei E589u-12
  3. Huawei E5776s-32
  4. Softbank ULTRA WiFi 4G 102HW

4G LTE CPE Router for band 8:

 

1.      Netcomm 4G100W ..2012.08..

2.      Netcomm 4G100WV ..2012.08..

3.      Netgear MBR1517,  b1,b3,b7,b8,b20 +fallback to 3G, 2012.06

4.      Netgear MVBR1517, VoiP/VoLTE, (b1,b3,b7,b8,b20) 2012.11

5.      HUAWEI B593u-12

 

 

 

Many wireless 4G LTE USB dongles and modems available for band 8, below are the Dongles/Modems/Surfsticks for Band 8:

 

  1. Alcatel L100V
  2. Alcatel L800
  3. Huawei E398u-1
  4. HUAWEI E3276
  5. HUAWEI E392u-6
  6. ZTE MF821D
  7. Option Beemo

 

Below are the 4G LTE Module for Band 8:

 

  1. Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7710
  2. AM Telecom AML520 4G LTE Module
  3. AM Telecom AML500 4G LTE Module
  4. AM Telecom AME520 4G LTE Module
  5. AM Telecom AME500 4G LTE Module
  6. ZTE ZM8620 Mini PCIe 4G LTE TDD/FDD Module
  7. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE M.2 Module
  8. HUAWEI ME909 Mini PCI Express 4G LTE Module
  9. HUAWEI ME906V M2M 4G LTE Module
  10. HUAWEI ME906E 4G LTE NGFF M.2 Wireless Module

 

 

 

Band 7 (2600MHz) Operators and UEs

Band 7 is one of the most popular frequency bands for 4G LTE network. It’s widely deployed all over the world. The uplink spectrum for Band 7 is 2500 – 2570MHz and downlink is 2620 – 2690MHz. The width of band 7 is 70MHz. The duplex spacing is 120MHz and band gap is 50MHz.

 

 

Below are the operators that are offering 4G LTE Band 7(commercial networks):

 

  1. Armenia, VivaCell-MTS, 2011.12.28
  2. Austria, 3 Austria, 2011.11.18,
  3. Austria, A1, 2010.11.05
  4. Austria, T-Mobile Austria, 2012.07.28
  5. Brazil, Claro Brazil, from 2012.12
  6. Brazil, Vivo Brazil, from 2013.05.01
  7. Denmark, 3 Denmark, 2012.10
  8. Denmark, TeliaSonera, 2010.12
  9. Finland, DNA, 2011.12.13
  10. Finland, Elisa, 2010.11.17 (and band 3)
  11. Finland, TeliaSonera, NSN, from 2010.12.08 (and 1800)
  12. France, Bouygues, 2013.05.06
  13. Kyrgyzstan, Saima Telecom, from 2011.12.09
  14. Lithuania, Tele2, 2013.03
  15. Norway, TeliaSonera (NetCom), from 2009.12
  16. Qatar, Oredoo (Qtel), from 2013.04, NSN
  17. Russia, MTS, 2013.05.31, 2×10 MHz, 2540-2550 / 2660-2670 MHz
  18. Russia, Yota, 2012, 2×30 MHz; 2500-2530 / 2620-2660 MHz
  19. Sweden, Tele2, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  20. Sweden, TeliaSonera, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  21. Singapore, SingTel, 2012.09
  22. Singapore, M1, 2012.09
  23. Switzerland, Swisscom, 2011.11.29
  24. UAE, Etisalat, 2011.12
  25. Commitments, spectrum
  26. Austria, Orange, 2012.09
  27. Belarus, BeST, 2012.09
  28. Belgium, Mobistar, plan 2012-2013
  29. Belgium, Belgacom (Proximus), plan 2012.12
  30. Brazil, spectrum band 7 auctioned May 2012
  31. France, Free Mobile, 2012.09
  32. France, FT/Orange, 2012.09
  33. France, SFR, deployment 2012.09, plan to launch – early 2013
  34. Germany, E Plus, 2012.09
  35. Italy, Telecom Italia, has spectrum
  36. Italy, Vodafone, 2012.09
  37. Latvia, Baltcom, 2012.01
  38. Latvia, Bite, 2012.01
  39. Latvia, LMT, 2012.01
  40. Latvia, Tele2, 2012.01
  41. Lithuania, Bite Lithuania, 2012.03
  42. Lithuania, Omnitel, 2012.03
  43. Moldova, plans to auction licenses by the 2012 end.
  44. Poland, tender in 2012 exp.
  45. Qatar, Ooredoo (Qtel), plan to start service from April 2013
  46. Russia, Beeline, 2*10 MHz, 2550-2560 and 2670-2680 MHz, for FDD LTE, valid until Jul 25, 2022
  47. Russia, Megafon, 2*10 MHz, 2530-2540 and 2650-2660 MHz, for FDD LTE; exp. 2013
  48. Russia, MTS, 2*10 MHz, 2540-2550 and 2660-2670 MHz, for FDD LTE, valid until Jul 25, 2022
  49. Russia, Rostelecom, 2*10 MHz, 2560-2570 and 2680-2690 MHz, for FDD LTE, valid until Jul 25, 2022

 

 

 

There are many 4G USB Dongle/Modem/Surfstick for 4G LTE FDD Band 7:

 

1.      Alcatel L100V,  2012.10

2.      Huawei E3276, 2012.11

3.      Huawei E392, 2011.02

4.      Huawei E398u-15, 2012.10

5.      Huawei E398u-18, 2012.10

6.      Megafon M150-1 (Huawei E3276), 2012.11

7.      Vodafone K5005(HUAWEI K5005), 2012.10

8.      Yota LU150 LTE, 2012

9.      ZTE MF821;  b1, b3, b7; 2012.08

10.   ZTE MF821D;  b3, b7; 2012.06

11.   Samsung GT-B3730

12.  Sierra Wireless Aircard 320U

13.  Sierra Wireless Aircard 330U

14.  ZTE MF820

15.  ZTE MF820D

16.  ZTE MF822

17.  ZTE MF880

18.  Vodafone K5006

19.  ZTE AL600

20.  Bandluxe C501

21.  Vodafone K5007 (HUAWEI E3276)

22.  Option Beemo

 

 

And there are many Smartphones available for band 7:

 

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      HTC One XL, some regions (not USA One X) 2012.09

3.      HTC Velocity, 2012

4.      HTC Windows Phone 8x HTC, WP8, some regions (not for Russia) 2012.09

5.      Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, 2012.08

6.      Huawei Ascend P2, Android, 2013.02

7.      Nokia Lumia 820, 2012.09

8.      Nokia Lumia 920.1, 2012.09

9.      Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE, 2012.08

10.   Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, 2012.09

 

 

Below are the tablets for band 7:

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL. 2012.10

3.      Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL, 2012.10

4.      Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, 2012

 

 

Many 4G gateways / CPE Routers are available for band 7; some of them could also support other bands simultaneously:

 

1.      AVM Fritz!box 6810 LTE, 2012.09

2.      AVM Fritz!box 6840 LTE, 2012.12

3.      AVM Fritz!box 6842 LTE, 2012.09

4.      Gemtek CPE 990-730-0016R, 2012.08

5.      Huawei E593s-82, 2012.06

6.      Huawei E593u 4G, 2012

7.      Netcomm 4G100W ..2012.08..

8.      Netcomm 4G100WV, ..2012.08..

9.      Netcomm 4G101W-01, ..2012.08.., tbc

10.   Netcomm 4G101W-03, ..2012.08.., tbc

11.   Netgear MBR1517,  b1,b3,b7,b8,b20 +fallback to 3G, 2012.06

12.   Netgear MVBR1517, VoiP/VoLTE, (b1,b3,b7,b8,b20) 2012.11

13.   ZyXEL LTE6100, outdoor, 2012.10

14.  ZTE MF28D

 

Mobile 4G routers / mobile hotspots are usually attractive for the geeks and the users who want their all electronics to share network at high speed:

 

1.      Huawei R210, 2012.10

2.      Megafon MR100-1, 2012.10

3.      Modacom URoad-LTE ..2013.02..

4.      Quanta 1QDLZZZ0ST2 (Yota Router), 2012.08

5.      HUAWEI E589, ..2012.08..

6.      ZTE MF91 4G LTE Router, 2012.10 b7 2600/ b3 1800/ b1 2100 or b20 800/ b7 2600 / b3 1800

7.      ZTE MF91S, 2012.08

8.      ZyHEL WAH7130, 2013.02

9.   HUAWEI E5776

10.  Samsung GT-B3800

11.  Sierra Wireless 762S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

12.  Sierra Wireless 760S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

 

 

 

 

Modules for band 7(2600MHz):

 

  1. ZTE MF290 LTE module, 2012.10
  2. HUAWEI ME909u-521 4G LTE Module
  3. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE M.2 Module
  4. ZTE ME3760 Mini PCIe 4G LTE Module
  5. ZTE ZM8510 TFF 4G FDD LTE Module
  6. HUAWEI ME906E 4G LTE NGFF M.2 Wireless Module
  7. Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7710
  8. ZTE ZM8620 Mini PCIe 4G LTE TDD/FDD Module

 

 

Band 5 (850 MHz) – Operators and UEs

Band 5 is at Frequency bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz, it’s FDD LTE band 5 and bandwideth at 25 MHz. It’s the refarming of GSM 850MHz and most commonly deployed in North America and Latin America areas.

The 850MHz frequency provides a number of advantages for our customers. Because of the lower frequency (compared to other frequencies used on the Vodafone network), 850MHz is able to better penetrate through obstacles – such as buildings. This improved signal strength means data can be transmitted to a compatible device faster than when there is poor signal strength.

Operators

  1.  Philippines, Smart, 2012.09
  2.  USA, T-mobile
  3. Vodafone Australia

 

 

Smartphones

  1. Apple iPhone 5 A1429, cdma model, announced 2012.09.12
  2. Apple iPhone 5 A1429, gsm model, announced 2012.09.12
  3. Samsung Galaxy Mega i9205, FCC 2013.04.28
  4. Samsung Galaxy S4, announced 2013.03.15 (b5 for US market)

Mobile routers

  1. Modacom URoad-LTE ..2013.02..

CPE

  1. Asiatelco ALR-W130 indoor CPE, ..2012.09..

Tablets

  1. Apple iPad mini A1455 (CDMA/GSM, b1,b3,b5,b13,b25), 2012.10 

 

 

Band 4 AWS(1700/2100MHz) – Operators and UEs

Band 4 (AWS 1700/2100MHz) is used in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Chile. It replaces some of the spectrum formerly allocated to Multipoint Multichannel Distribution Service (MMDS), sometimes referred to as Wireless Cable, which existed from 2150 to 2162 MHz. The AWS band uses microwave frequencies in two segments: from 1710 to 1755 MHz for uplink, and from 2110 to 2155 MHz for downlink. The service is intended to be used by mobile devices such as wireless phones for mobile data, video, and messaging services.

Now, AWS has become “an essential LTE band for LTE roaming support in North America and Latin America, advancing AWS as a solid candidate for one of the essential seven or eight LTE bands deemed critical for global roaming LTE devices and services,” said the Current Analysis report.

 

List of countries / operators with LTE AWS networks or plans:

 

1.      Argentina

2.      Canada , Bell , 2012.10

3.      Canada , Rogers , 2012.10

4.      Canada , Telus  , 2012.10

5.      Chili

6.      Colombia

7.      Mexico, Telcel, 2012.11

8.      Peru

9.      Uruguay

10.   USA, AT&T , 2012.10

11.   USA, MetroPCS (USA)

12.   USA, T-Mobile (USA)

13.   USA, Verizon Wireless (USA)

 

 

 

Below is the list UEs for 4G LTE FDD Band 4 (AWS 1700/2100MHz)

 

 

Smartphones

 

1.      Apple iPhone 5 A1428, 2012.09

2.      HTC One XL, 2012.08

3.      HTC Windows Phone 8, 2012.10

4.      Motorola Droid Razr HD, 2012.09

5.      Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD, 2012.09

6.      Nokia Lumia 920.2, 2012.09

7.      Pantech Flex, 2012.09

8.      ZTE Anthem 4G, 2012.09

 

 

 

Fixed Routers

 

1.      Netgear MBR1516, b4, 2012.10

2.      ZyXEL LTE5121, b4, b17, 2012.09

 

 

 

USB dongles/Modems/Surfstick

 

  1. 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick / Ovation MC679
  2. HUAWEI E397bu-501
  3. Sierra Wireless Aircard 330U
  4. Sierra Wireless Aircard 313U
  5. LG Adrenaline AD600 4G Modem
  6. BandLuxe C505 4G USB modem

 

 

 

Tablets

 

  1. Apple iPad mini (GSM, b4/17), 2012.10

 

 

 

 

Modules

 

 

1.      Novatel E371,  b17 700 / b4 AWS, approved f.e. by AT&T 2012.10

2.      Sierra Wireless EM7700, b17 700 / b4 AWS, approved f.e. by AT&T 2012.10

3.      Sierra Wireless MC7700, b17 700 / b4 AWS, approved f.e. by AT&T 2012.10

 

 

 

MiFi Hotspot/Mobile 4G Router

 

 

  1. T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE, 2013.03
  2. Sierra Wireless 754S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  3. Sierra Wireless 770s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  4. Sierra Wireless 763s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  5. Bandluxe PR55 4G Pocket Router

 

Band 2 (PCS 1900MHz) Operators and UEs

The band 2 is officially called the PCS (Personal Communication Service) band, and is often referred to as 1900MHz.  The PCS band at FDD LTE 60 MHz(1850-1910 and 1930-1990 MHz) is subdivided into six sub-bands, each of which can be used by a different company in each area.

The main advantage of running a mobile phone system in the PCS band is that there is more available spectrum there, so the licenses are easier and cheaper to obtain. The introduction of the PCS band also helped relieve some of the congestion that the 800MHz Cellular systems were experiencing.

The main disadvantage of PCS systems is that they generally do not have as thorough in-building coverage (and coverage in general) as Cellular (800MHz) systems. There are two causes for this: First, PCS operators have not been in business as long as cellular operators and may not have had enough time to fully build out their networks (build and install base station sites). Additionally, 1900MHz signals have a shorter wavelength than 800MHz signals, which means that they will not travel as far through open air and will not penetrate building materials as well as 800MHz signals do. However, with a properly engineered 1900MHz system (i.e. one with enough base stations placed in good locations), coverage can be as good as or better than 800MHz systems. This PCS coverage catch-up has not occurred yet in many US markets, but most PCS service providers are still actively improving their networks. In some areas, some PCS services can have extremely poor coverage, so buyer beware. However, in other places (usually beginning in larger cities and gradually spreading to smaller cities and rural areas), PCS systems work very well.

Some wireless providers in the USA that use the 1900MHz PCS band in at least part of their network include:

  • Sprint PCS (1900MHz CDMA)
  • T-Mobile (1900MHz GSM)
  • LEAP Wireless/Cricket Communications (1900MHz CDMA)
  • Airlink PCS (1900MHz GSM)
  • AT&T Wireless (1900MHz TDMA, 1900MHz GSM, 800MHz TDMA, and 800MHz GSM)
  • Verizon Wireless (1900MHz CDMA, 800MHz CDMA)
  • And others…

Operators

  1. Dominicana, Tricom, 2013.03
  2. USA, C Spire, tbc
  3. USA, Sprint
  4. Venezuela, Movistar, plans by 2012.09

UE

Motorola Photon 4G LTE, 2012.08

Chipsets:

Qualcomm MSM8960 ..2013.02

Chipset and MIMO of 4G LTE Dongles

Model Number External Antenna Connector 2 * 2 MIMO Chipset
Huawei E392 2 YES Qualcomm MDM9600
Huawei K5005 2 YES Qualcomm MDM9200TM
ZTE MF880 0 NO Qualcomm MDM9200
ZTE MF820D 0 NO Qualcomm MDM9200
Sierra Wireless AirCard 320U 2 YES Qualcomm MDM9200 + RTR 8600
Samsung GT-B3730 2 YES Qualcomm MDM8200
ZTE AL621 0 NO Qualcomm MDM9200