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)





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






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








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


Huawei Ascend P2 4G LTE Smartphone Review

Huawei Ascend P2 4G LTE Smartphone is a good Android phone with LTE technology and quad-core processor. It comes out at the begging of 2013 and the key feature should be that HUAWEI Ascend P2 could support LTE category 4 and reach the peak speed as 150Mbps. And the smartphone could work a LTE cat4 Mobile Hotspot. Today, we will have a review of this new samrtphone and give users some advice on this new smartphone.




Huawei Ascend P2: First impression


HUAWEI Ascend P2 is the successor to the HUAWEI Ascend P1 3G Smartphone, which is called the world’s slimmest smartphone and it’s Huawei’s first real high-end smartphone. With the Ascend P2, HUAWEI wants to establish in the upper class.


Whether the target could be achieved from HUAWEI Ascend P2, this new Smartphone incorporates many attractive specifications, which is important for all the newcomers. HUAWEI Ascend P1 is with LTE, NFC, quad-core and 13-MP camera, and it brings all the key data corresponding with new and better customer experience. However, the plastic materials give some discount for the upper class. While it is very solid and meticulously crafted, it would not creak and squeak. However, its hepatics are not on top-class level and cannot keep up with the current high-senders as the Xperia Z and HTC one.



The glossy back cover is not removable, and shows prone to fingerprints, but closes very clean and exemplary with the rest of the housing components. Bases on this, Huawei have worked very solid.




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From less quality look and feel independently, HUAWEI Ascend P2 makes an excellent impression. The touch screen responds quickly and absolutely reliably to each entry, no one has bothered bucking the test on the show. The performance as a whole is on a very high level.




The screen immediately convinced, he draws content and especially writings very sharp. The presentation precipitated with natural colors and sharp contrast. User can reach any corner of the screen comfortably, even with one hand. In general, the Ascend P2 is pretty handy and fits comfortably in your hand.


The new Emotion UI by Huawei can also convince serves based on Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean. The surface works without classic main menu; all installed applications are organized directly on the home screen, either in folders. While at first this seems odd, but certainly has its appeal. The internal memory is not expandable, but the memory card could be extended up to 16GB.


Huawei Ascend P2 Features:

* Fast LTE Internet


* Bluetooth 4.0

* MHL via the micro-USB connector

– no HSPA+

– Memory not expandable

– Permanently installed battery



Huawei Ascend P2 Operation:

* Good performance

* High-resolution and high-contrast display

* sound processing

– Back is prone to fingerprints

– Hepatics not at the top level



HUAWEI Ascend P2 Specifications:

* Dimensions: 136 x 67 x 8 mm

* Weight: 122 g

* Display: 4.7 inch, 720 x 1200 pixels

* Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core processor K3V2

* Platform: Android 4.1

* Memory: 16 GB

* Battery: 2,420 mAh


In conclusion, as the top telecommunication equipment supplier, HUAWEI may be a new player of smartphone, but we can see the quality of the smartphone is better and better. Even though HUAWEI is eager to gain the high-class market, but it seems there will be long way to go. HUAWEI Ascend P2 should be a new LTE smartphone worth to wait and have.


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