Four High Gain 4G Outdoor LTE Antennas to Recommend

More and more 4G LTE Routers and 4G USB modems are available in the market; many users would expect faster speed on 4G networks than that from 3G networks. However, due to far from the cell tower deployed by the network providers, the 4G/LTE signal coverage is very weak. Before the network providers do something to change the situation, users can connect an external 4G antenna to the wireless device to improve the signal so as to speed up the data transmission. And it’s better to use a high gain outdoor antenna rather than indoor 4G antenna.

 

To select a 4G external antenna, you need check how many antenna connectors there is on your device and the connector type. For example, if you are using Huawei E5186 4G LTE Router, open the cover on the back, you will find the connector for external 4G antenna. The connector type is SMA-female. In the 4G data transmission, two connectors are for the application MIMO technology. So you’d better choose an LTE Antenna with two connectors. To connect to the SMA-female, the right connector at the cable end of the antenna is SMA-male.

 

One more thing to consider is how long the distance between the router and the location where to install the antenna. The distance determines the length of the antenna extend cable. For example, if your Huawei E5186 router is near the window and you will install the outdoor LTE antenna just outside the window less than 10 meters. So you can select the extend cable of 10 meters. Somebody may suppose the longer the cable, the better to use. However, consider the longer of the cable, the gain would lose more. So the antenna cable is better in short. If your device is far from the installation point, you’d better select to use high-quality material in the cable so as to reduce the gain loss.

 

The good news is that the extend cable for the outdoor LTE antenna could be customized on www.4gltemall.com. So you don’t need worry about the cable. Below are recommended Outdoor LTE External antenna to use with 4G LTE Gadgets:

 

  1. 4G High Gain 24dBi LTE Panel Flat Outdoor Antenna(With Two connectors)

Technical Specifications:

 

* Frequency Range: 698-806MHZ/824-894mhz/ 925-960mhz/1710-1885MHZ/1920-1980MHZ/2110-2170MHZ/2500-2690MHZ

* Gain: 24dbi

* Polarization Type: Vertical

* Radiation: Omni directional

* VSWR:≤1.5

* Impedance: 50Ω

* Max Power: 50w

* Connector Type: customization (The extend cable can be with SMA, TS-9, CRC or other connectors.)

* Cable Type: RG58 (best) 100% cooper

* Cable Length: for customization

* Dimensions: 9.85x 18.5x 1.2inches

* Weight: 2.58 Pound

 

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here: https://www.4gltemall.com/4g-high-gain-lte-panel-flat-outdoor-antenna.html

 

 

  1. 18dBi High Gain Flat Panel 4G Outdoor Antenna(With Two connectors)

 

Technical Specifications:

 

* Frequency Range: 698-806MHZ/824-894mhz/ 925-960mhz/1710-1885MHZ/1920-1980MHZ/2110-2170MHZ/2500-2690MHZ

* Gain: 18dbi

* Polarization Type:Vertical

* Radiation: Omni

* VSWR: ≤1.5

* Impedance: 50Ω

* Max Power: 50w

* Connector Type: options (SMA, TS-9, CRC-9 connectors)

* Cable Type: RG58(best)100% cooper

* Cable Length: customization

* Color: White(default), Black

* Dimensions: 8.27x 8.27x 1 inches

* Weight: 1.32 Pound

 

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here: https://www.4gltemall.com/high-gain-flat-panel-4g-outdoor-antenna.html

 

  1. 28dBi High Gain 4G Outdoor Yagi Directional Antenna(With only one connector)

28dBi High Gain 4G Outdoor Yagi Directional Antenna

Technical Specifications:

 

* Frequency Range: 698-806MHZ/824-894mhz/ 925-960mhz/1710-1885MHZ/1920-1980MHZ/2110-2170MHZ/2500-2690MHZ

* VSWR: ≤ 2.5

* Gain: 28dBi

* Polarization Type: Vertical

* Radiation: Directional

* Input Power: 50W

* Input Impedance: 50 Ohms

* Connector Type: SMA/TS-9/CRC-9

* Connector Quantity: one

* Cable Type: RG58 (best) 100% cooper

* Cable Length: 1.5m (more options for extend cable available.)

* Dimensions: 22.8x 2.7 x 0.8inches

* Weight: 0.42 Pound

 

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here:

https://www.4gltemall.com/28dbi-high-gain-4g-outdoor-yagi-directional-antenna.html

 

 

  1. 15dBi 4G LPDA LTE Outdoor Antenna(With only one connector)

Technical specifications:

* Antenna type: LPDA

* Frequency Range (MHz): 698-960/1710-2700 MHz

* Bandwidth: 262/990 MHz

* Gain: 15 dBi

* beam width: H:90°/70° V:60°/55°

* VSWR: ≤1.5

* Input Impedance: 50Ω

* Polarization: Vertical or Horizontal

* Front to Back Ratio: 18dB

* Max, power: 50W

* Connector Qty: 1

* Connector Type on Antenna: SMA-Male/TS-9/CRC-9

* Cable: 10 meters/15 meters/20 meters (RG58)

* Radome material: protected ABS

* Lightning Protection: DC ground

* Working Temperature: -40~60℃

* Rated Wind Velocity: 60m/s

* Color: white

* Mounting way: hold in the pole

* Pole diameter: ¢35-50

* Dimension (mm): 410*215*65mm

* Antenna weight: 750g

* Package content:

– 1 x LPDA Antenna

– Extend cable

– Accessories to mount the antenna

 

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here:

https://www.4gltemall.com/wide-band-log-periodic-yagi-lte-outdoor-antenna.html

 

Huawei MS2372 — LTE Stick for the Industry

USB surf sticks with LTE modem were the first devices for the first LTE networks in 2011, with which you could use the new mobile network of the fourth generation. In Europe, for example, the Samsung GT-B3740, Huawei E392u-12 and the Huawei E398 were widely used. In the meantime, at the end of 2017, LTE surf sticks in the end customer sector hardly play a role anymore. Most customers want to use a LTE hotspot with WLAN and battery for mobile use and a “real” LTE router with LAN and WLAN function for stationary use as a DSL replacement. For industrial applications, Huawei now presents a new LTE stick: Huawei MS2372.

 

Huawei MS2372 Applications

According to the manufacturer, the Huawei MS2372 LTE USB stick can be used, for example, in mobile sales terminals, in vending machines, in consumption meters or in medical device. These devices require a connection to the Internet for a variety of reasons and can be upgraded with the LTE Stick as needed. For example, a remote update of certain devices is possible or a vending machine can report transactions in real time to the central office. The Huawei MS2372 seems to replace the previous old model Huawei E220 modem, which was widely used in various terminals.

To support different LTE frequency bands from various network carriers, Huawei also presents many sub-models like the Huawei E3276 LTE Stick to support these networks:

 

Huawei MS2372h-517:

* LTE FDD B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B28

* UMTS B1/B2/B4/B5

* GSM:850/900/1800/1900

 

Huawei MS2372h-153:

* LTE FDD B1/B3/B7/B8/B20

* UMTS B1/B8. GSM 850/900/1800/1900

 

 

Huawei MS2372h-607:

* LTE FDD B1/B3/B7/B8/B19/B28 and LTE TDD B40

* UMTS B1/B6/B8/B19

* GSM 850/900/1800/1900

 

Extended temperature range

For the consumer market, usual LTE modems work only in a quite limited temperature range. For the MS2372, Huawei has significantly extended this temperature range, the stick works between -20 and +55 degrees Celsius. The USB modem requires a power supply of 5V / 700mA for operation and is quite compact at 88mm x 28mm x 11.5mm. The weight is just under 50 grams.

 

LTE Cat4 with 150 MBit/s

The maximum speed in the LTE network is around 150 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 MBit/s in the uplink. This corresponds to LTE category 4. In addition, the stick is backwards compatible with 3G/UMTS and 2G/GSM, including the data accelerators DC-HSPA+ and EDGE. The following frequency bands are supported by the model MS2372h-153 designed for the European market:

 

  • LTE: B1/B3/B7/ B8/B20
  • UMTS: B1 / B8
  • GSM: Quadband (50/900/1800/1900 MHz)

On the side of the USB stick, there are two connections for external antennas under one cover.

 

Control via AT commands

The Huawei MS2372 LTE stick can be controlled via AT commands, in addition to the 3GPP TS 27.007 and 27.005 standards, extended Huawei AT commands are also supported.

Availability

The Huawei MS2372 would be available soon around the beginning of 2018. We would take test for this new LTE stick and show our report on www.4gltemall.com.

Huawei B618S-22D 4G LTE Cat11 WiFi Router

A brand new Huawei LTE router has been launched in Europe and is now available for purchase on www.4gltemall.com . This is Huawei B618s-22d. It is a rather remarkable product in LTE category 11! Yes, you may have read, it allows to reach 600Mbit/s for download and 50Mbit/s for upload theoretically. Of course, you will not be able to reach such bit rates immediately, but this augurs well for the importance that 4G (and later 5G) reception will take by the various wired networks in areas badly covered.

Huawei B618 B618s-22d 4G Router

The Huawei B618s-22d router is in compact design and it resembles its predecessor Huawei E5180 LTE CPE. The dimensions are 9.5cm long, 20.8cm high and 9.5cm thick. Its weight is 700 grams. It supports the 4G+ category 11 on the bands: 1/3/7/8/20/38 (FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, TDD 2600MHz). It is therefore almost entirely compatible with all frequencies in Europe and other areas in Asia. But it’s a pity that it does not support the frequency 700MHz(B28).

Huawei B618 B618s-22d 4G Router

The proposed WIFI is a/b/g/n/ac on 2 bands (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) and supports up to 64 connected devices. (Attention, theoretical data in laboratory, strongly dependent on wall thickness and other parameters.) At the LAN ports, there are 2 RJ45 gigabits and 1 LAN/WAN port. It is possible to connect an external antenna through the 2 TS9 ports. If you want to buy the external 4G/LTE antenna for Huawei B618, we had tested two external antennas for indoor and outdoor use:

Huawei B618 4G Router LTE Indoor External Antenna:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Modems/dongles/mobile hotspots

 

Huawei B618 4G Router LTE Outdoor External Antenna:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-outdoor-antenna-2-x-ts-9-connectors.html

4G LTE Outdoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Dongles/aircards/modems/mobile hotspots

 

An RJ11 port allows you to connect a phone on it to make calls via the inserted SIM card (Provided you do not force the router only on the 4G so that it can switch to the other frequencies (3G) and your plan not only in data). The VOIP/SIP is available and configured in the web interface. A USB 2.0 port connects a hard drive or printer.

Huawei B618 B618s-22d 4G Router

More advanced settings are available as integrated DDNS, integrated VPN client, SMS sending/receiving … The SIM card must be in the MICRO SIM format. It has a multilingual interface that you manage from your computer to configure your network quickly and easily (DHCP, VOIP, FIREWALL, etc.) but is also compatible with the mobile application “Huawei Mobile WiFi” for a configuration via smartphone.

 

It has an on/off button which is handy to turn it off when you do not use it. Also, a WPS button (to connect wifi easily) and 8 LEDs will let you know the intensity of your 4G reception, WIFI activity, LAN activity, power, etc.

Huawei B618 B618s-22d bottom label

This Huawei B618s-22d is one of Huawei’s latest flagship router. Equipped with the latest technological innovations and in particular the 4G+ (category 11) 600Mbits/s, it will be suitable for those wishing to benefit from the current top LTE network. If you think the price is high, you may get satisfied with the lower level router Huawei B525s-23a or a Huawei B315s-22a that do their job right with almost half the price.

Huawei B618 PIN Management

PIN Management

PIN Management provides PIN security settings to prevent unauthorized use of the SIM, USIM, or UIM card.

 

Turning On or Off PIN Verification

If PIN verification is turned on, you need to enter the PIN only when the Huawei B618 4G Router is turned on. If PIN verification is turned off, no PIN is required.

Context

  • If a PIN is required, enter the correct PIN.
  • If you enter your PIN incorrectly three times consecutively, the SIM/USIM/UIM card is locked and you must enter the PIN unlock key (PUK).
  • If you enter the PUK incorrectly ten times consecutively, the SIM/USIM/UIM card is locked permanently. If you cannot enter the correct PIN or PUK, network-associated functions are unavailable.
  • The PIN and the PUK are provided with the SIM/USIM/UIM card. If you did not receive them or have forgotten them, contact the operator.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsSecurity > PIN Management .
  2. From PIN operation, select:
    • Enable: to turn on PIN verification.
    • Disable: to turn off PIN verification.
  3. Enter the correct PIN.
  4. Click Apply.

 

 

 

Changing the PIN

If PIN verification is turned on, you can change the PIN.

Procedure

  1. Choose SettingsSecurity > PIN Management.
  2. From PIN operation, select Modify.
  3. Enter the current PIN.
  4. Enter a new PIN and confirm the PIN.
  5. Click Apply.

 

Check more details about Huawei B618 4G Router here: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-b618-lte-cat11-router.html

Huawei B618 Setting User Rights

Users will be able to access a USB storage device only after you set the read/write and folder access rights for them.

Procedure

  1. Choose MoreSharing > User Settings.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Enter the user name and password.
  4. Enter the password again.
  5. Set Rights.
    • Read only: shared files can only be viewed.
    • Read/Write: shared files can be viewed and modified.
  6. Set Directory.
    • All: all files stored in the USB storage device can be accessed.
    • Custom: certain specified files in the USB storage device can be accessed. Click Select and select folders in the displayed Select Folder dialog box.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Apply.

Check more details about Huawei B618 4G Router here: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-b618-lte-cat11-router.html

Huawei E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi 2 Pro Test

In the internet era, we need surf internet anytime and anywhere, but when going outside, the unstable WiFi and expensive charge on 4G may be a big problem for those who want high quality data transmission. And then the Mobile WiFi Hotspots are becoming a good solution for this. Today, we would introduce a new Mobile Hotspot from Huawei, and let’s see what’s new it bring to us.

Cool Appearance

The new model is named Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi 2 Pro, more specifically; the model number is Huawei E5885Ls-93a. We suppose there will be other model numbers for various network providers over the world. If the new brother model available, we would also introduce.

 

Following the design from first generation of Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro E5770, the Huawei E5885Ls-93a is in cuboids shape, but it’s thicker and more elegant than E5770. The size of E5885 is just as large as one hand and user can easily take it in hand or pocket. It also looks like a common mobile power bank, actually, it can work as a mobile power bank to charge other devices by USB cable.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 front logo

The top half of the front is made of black plastic material, where there is a 0.96 inch OLED screen in the middle. The screen function is similar to its predecessor huawei E5786, but not a touch screen like Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi Touch. When the Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 working, the screen would show the network connection status, battery status, signals, SMS and WiFi connections etc.. The rest half of the front is made of leather, which makes the Huawei E5885 very soft so as to have a very good touch feel. And we can see, the Huawei logo is just printed on the leather at the below side of the LED screen. The back cover is also made of leather with Huawei logo and the words “CAT6/6300mAh/23Wh”, which means the E5885Ls-93a could support LTE Cat.6 and has large battery of 6400mAh to have 23 hours continuous working time.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 back logo

The back cover of the Huawei E5885 could be opened and we can see the SIM card & Micro SD card slot with one Reset hole. Huawei E5885Ls-93a uses Micro SIM card. The Huawei WiFi 2 Pro could support maximum SD card storage up to 32GB, and the data could be shared through the WiFi in the connected users. At the side of the SIM card slot, there is a small label which indicates the name of this device: Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro2 E5885L and model number E5885Ls-93a. And the SSID, WiFi key, IP address, IP log in user name and password. There is also one QR code, where user can scan to connect, and the IMEI number, S/N number, certified logos are listed below.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 ports

The round side of the Huawei E5885 is made in champagne gold color, which makes the WiFi Pro 2 looks very cool. On the top edge, the WPS and power button are located at each side. Open the cap between them, we can see the 5V/2A output USB port, Input 5V/2A port and one RJ 45 Ethernet port. With the Huawei E5885, there is a sling which can not only hang the device but also work as a USB cable. It’s very useful for user to hold the E5885 WiFi pro 2, and charge other device. We see the design is also available on the Huawei E5770 mobile WiFi Pro and it’s really a good design.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 power and WPS button

Internet Connection Through WiFi

The Huawei Mobile WiFi 2 Pro is easy to use, user just need one valid SIM card with data plan, plug into the SIM card slot and power on, then there will be WiFi available for internet connection. The SIM card needs to be Micro SIM. User can see the network mode, data used and left, battery status in Huawei HiLink APP through smartphones. And user can also setup the WiFi mode, single band or dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) are both available. Of course, we can also see the data used and network mode & provider’s name on the OLED screen.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 sim card slot and sd card slot

Internet Connection via Ethernet

If only Ethernet cable is available for internet, Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 can also show its function. Just plug the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port and configure the settings through Hilink APP or web interface, you can then access internet. We suggest downloading the Hilink APP, connecting with the Huawei E5885 WiFi and open the APP for settings. To be more secure, you can also change the log in user name and password. The whole process is very simple and user can also do further settings if necessary.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 sim card slot

Work as WiFi Repeater

The Huawei E5885L can also work as a WiFi repeater, which means the WiFi PRO 2 can get connected with the existing WiFi from other gateway or router, just like a phone connecting to WiFi. After connected, the Huawei E5885 can extend the WiFi coverage for more space. However, if the Huawei E5885 is already connected with Ethernet cable, the WiFi repeater function would be unusable.

 

Battery Saving and Guest WiFi

The Huawei E5885 is very smart in application. There is battery-saving function, when it’s activated, the WiFi Pro 2 would automatically close the WiFi if long-time data transmission so as to save battery. Sometimes, user may need setup a special WiFi for visiting guest, the Huawei E5885 can provide this function and if don’t need it, user can close this function easily from Hilink APP.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 in box

Storage Sharing without Data Consumption

The users connected with Huawei E5885 WiFi can share the files or videos in Micro SD card easily, what’s amazing is that the sharing would not cost any data, so it’s called ”Zero data consumption sharing”. It’s better to share the files, images or videos through the Huawei Hilink APP. The Huawei WiFi 2 PRO also supports sending short messages.

 

Fastest Wireless Surfing Speed

In our test, the Huawei WiFi 2 Pro would provide stable and fast internet connection. With the support 300mbps download speed on LTE category 6, Huawei E5885 can switch to the fastest network mode available so as to provide the best support for data transmission. It can definitely meet the common requirements whenever you are at home or going outside.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 USB Cable

Summary

As a latest LTE gadget combining the functions of 4G mobile hotspot, Ethernet gateway and mobile power bank, Huawei E5885 mobile WiFi Pro 2 is a powerful and practical partner for outdoor activities or business travel. With the cool design and good touch feel, we can’t praise more on the small pocket router. The easy setup and management is also very good for most users.

Vodafone GigaCube (Huawei B528) In First Test

Last month, Vodafone has presented the GigaCube for a package of routers and mobile phone rates. The router is the Huawei B528, which is also without Vodafone branding. Only the outer packaging carries the design of the telecommunication service provider. The GigaCube itself has the manufacturer Huawei’s logo and there is no indication of Vodafone. Now we have the opportunity to have closer look at the GigaCube router.

Not suitable for mobile use

The Vodafone GigaCube is 105 x 105 x 181 millimeters in size. The body is not in small size, so you may not take it in hand like Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi hotspots. For this reason alone, the GigaCube is not suitable for mobile use, but it’s cool for the weekend house, the caravan, the hotel room or the apartment. In addition, there is no inserted battery or replacable battery in the Huawei B528 GigaCube. Instead, the unit is powered only by the included power supply.

As an alternative to WLAN, a notebook can also be connected to the router via a network cable. Such a cable is included with the GigaCube. The connector is located on the back of the device. There is also the socket with which the power supply is connected to the mobile hotspot. Under one flap there are also jacks, via which external antennas can be connected to the GigaCube. The connection for a VoIP telephone, which is also located on the back of the router, has been deactivated according to Vodafone specifications. We could not test this so far.

On the front, we can see not only the on/off switch and the WPS button, but also four light-emitting diodes. These indicate whether the B528 GigaCube is powered, whether the WLAN hotspot is available and whether the LAN port is being used. The fourth LED indicates whether the router is connected to the mobile network.

 

Easy Setup

The GigaCube can be configured via a connected computer, a smartphone or a tablet. The Internet address to configure the router is giga.cube, user need enter it in the Internet browser. The default password for the web front-end is located on the bottom of the router. Here is also the SSID and WLAN password specified. In addition, the SIM card (micro SIM format) slot is located on the underside.

 

After the SIM card is inserted directly and the GigaCube is switched on, the LED for the mobile radio reception is initially red. Reason: The SIM PIN must be entered via the web-based menu if the PIN search on the SIM card has not been switched off, which is at least partly the case with the operator cards defined for the GigaCube. After this, the initial setting can be made. A personalized SSID can be assigned, which can be connected with a special password.

On page 2, you can read about the function in the configuration menu, and to what extent, the GigaCube also allows the use of SIM cards from other networks. During the initial setup, the access data for the router menu can also be adjusted. In addition to own WLAN data for the hotspot on 2.4 GHz, the individualization for 5 GHz is also integrated. The settings can be changed subsequently. Furthermore, the user can decide whether to operate parallel to 2.4 and 5 GHz or only on one of these frequency ranges. In principle, the WLAN function can also be switched off completely if, for example, only a device via a network cable is connected to the router for the Internet access.

 

SIM free & Unlocked

We have also used a SIM card from other network provider such as O2, which has worked smoothly in the GigaCube. Say: The Vodafone GigaCube router was not equipped with a SIM lock or Netlock and it can be used with any operator cards. The access data for foreign networks may not be recognized automatically.

To do this, a new profile must only be created in the Connection Setup – Profile Management menu.

What Interesting is the possibility to set up a VPN directly on the Huawei B528 router. The WLAN channels can be selected manually. These are automatically assigned by default. The user interface is very similar to Huawei’s other mobile hotspots. The WLAN range is significantly higher than the Huawei E5776 mobile hotspot, which we had tested for comparison.

 

Fast Wireless Internet Connection

The GigaCube supports speeds of up to 300 MBit/s in the downstream via LTE, especially on the LTE-Advanced networks. Also Internet connections can be established with the router via UMTS/HSPA and GPRS/EDGE. In the first test, the Huawei B528 sold by Vodafone GigaCube left a good impression. The setup is intuitively possible (can be seen from the fact that the access data for the 5 GHz, WLAN area must be adjusted later) and the WiFi range is quite comparable to that of a FRITZ! Box 7490, which we had tested at the same Place.

 

The Vodafone GigaCube could serve as a DSL replacement, but less suitable for the more extensive file exchange and intensive streaming. Exciting is the possibility to use any SIM card. Thus, the Huawei B528 GigaCube can also be bought at the comparatively low price from www.4gltemall.com, for example on a holiday abroad, where the GigaCube tariff is not available, can also be used with a local SIM card. And there is newer model Huawei B618 LTE CPE Cube available now, which supports higher level LTE networks.

 

LTE Band 28 (700 MHz) Operators and LTE Devices for B28

LTE is used by the network providers in various frequency ranges. In the future, the area around 700 MHz(LTE Band 28) will be increasingly used. There are already some end devices such as 4G USB modems, LTE mobile hotspot, wireless routers, smartphones and tablets, which support LTE Band 28 and thus future-proof. The frequency bands around 700 MHz have so far been used for mobile communications worldwide by many carriers, see below the list of the operators who had deployed the LTE Band 28 below.

Country Network Provider/Operator Launch Date
Bhutan Tashicell April 2016
Japan KDDI Oct 2015
Japan NTT DoCoMo Jan 2015
Japan SoftBank Jan 2015
Maldives Ooredoo Apr 2013
Mongolia Unitel Nov 2016
Philippines Globe Jun 2016
Philippines Smart Jun 2016
Taiwan Ambit May 2015
Taiwan APT Dec 2014
Taiwan FarEasTone Jun 2014
Taiwan Taiwan Mobile Jun 2014
Finland DNA Feb 2017
France Free Sep 2016
Nigeria Glo Mobile Oct 2016
Argentina Personal Dec 2016
Brazil Algar Nov 2016
Brazil Claro Jun 2016
Brazil TIM Jun 2016
Brazil Vivo Apr 2017
Chile Claro Oct 2016
Chile Entel May 2016
Chile Movistar May 2016
Panama +Movil Mar 2015
Panama Claro Aug 2015
Panama Movistar Mar 2015
Peru Claro Sep 2016
Peru Movistar Jul 2016
Suriname Telesur Jan 2016

 

 

LTE Band 28(700MHz)

The frequency range between 703 and 733 megahertz (uplink) or between 758 and 788 megahertz (downlink) is defined as band 28. It is therefore an FDD LTE band (frequency division duplex, uplink and downlink are handled over separate frequency ranges). Globally speaking, the frequency range around 700 MHz is very popular for mobile applications, the band 28 is part of “APT700” and is seamlessly integrated into the LTE band 20 (800 MHz). Mobile broadband networks benefit from the additional usable radio spectrum.

The advantages of the 700 MHz frequency range or band 28 are obvious: the spectrum allows a very good range and a comparatively very good indoor supply. Network operators can offer a basic broadband supply in the country simply and cost-effectively and optimize the supply in buildings in cities. The disadvantage is the comparatively low radio spectrum per provider, the achievable speeds should be quite low with around 50-75 MBit/s in the downlink. In combination with other frequency bands (carrier aggregation with 800, 900, 1500 MHz, etc.), the data rates then increase rapidly, so that band 28 is an ideal complement to the already existing radio spectrum.

LTE devices for LTE Band 28 (700MHz)

Since many network providers had deployed the LTE band 28 for more than 2 years, many terminals are suitable for band 28, and more are added as time goes. Among them, many popular devices are from large manufacturers, for example the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as the Apple iPhone models from the iPhone 6. Some users may want to know more details about the LTE user devices, please check below the LTE USB Modem for band 28, LTE Module for Band 28, LTE Mobile Hotspots for band 28, LTE Wireless router for band 28 and LTE Smartphone for Band 28:

 

LTE USB Modem for Band 28:

  1. Huawei E3372h-607
  2. ZTE MF833
  3. Huawei E8372h-607
  4. Huawei E8372h-608
  5. Huawei E8372h-510
  6. ZTE MF79

 

LTE Module for Band 28:

 

  1. Sierra AirPrime MC7430
  2. Sierra AirPrime EM7430
  3. Huawei ME906s-158
  4. Huawei ME916S

 

 

 

LTE Mobile Hotspot for Band 28:

 

  1. Huawei E5786s-62a
  2. Huawei E5786s-63a
  3. Huawei E5573s-606
  4. ZTE MF970
  5. ZTE MF980
  6. ZTE MF903
  7. ZTE MF905
  8. ZTE MF910
  9. Netgear Nighthawk M1
  10. Netgear Aircard 810s
  11. Netgear Aircard 790s
  12. Netgear Aircard 785s

 

LTE Wireless Router/Gateway for Band 28:

 

  1. Huawei B315s-607
  2. Huawei E5186s-61a

 

LTE Smartphone for Band 28:

 

  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 G9200
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6 G9209
  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 G9208
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N9200
  5. Sony Xperia X
  6. Sony Xperia Z5
  7. Sony Xperia M4
  8. Huawei Mate 9
  9. Huawei Mate 9 pro
  10. Huawei Honor Magic
  11. HTC 10
  12. HTC One X9
  13. HTC One M9+

ZTE MF79 WiFi Dongle VS Huawei E8372 Wingle

Since Huawei firstly released the USB Dongle with WiFi hotspot function (called Wingle), there are many 3G & 4G Wingle models in the market. The Huawei E355, E8231 are the 3G WiFi dongle. As the LTE networks are becoming the mainstream, 4G LTE WiFi dongles becomes well-known now. More and more users found they are very useful and easy to take. Here now, only three manufacturers Huawei & ZTE & Alcatel had provided such products to market. Huawei had presented the model Huawei E8278 and latest new Huawei E8372. ZTE follows the steps of Huawei and presented the 4G LTE WiFi stick ZTE MF79 and MF75. The Alcatel presents the Alcatel W800 series WiFi dongle. Today, we will have a look at the difference about the Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79.




Appearance

 

The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 are both in the shape of USB dongle. You can say it’s a 4G USB dongle but the real function is to work as a WiFi hotspot. Huawei E8372 has three small indicators on the body with Huawei logo. The indicators are to show the status of Signal, SMS and WiFi. ZTE MF79 only has two indicators of WiFi and signal.

 

The body cover can be pulled out and the SIM card slot is there. They also provide the slot for Micro SD card for users to share files through WiFi. Besides the Model number, IMEI number and S/N, there is also WiFi SSID and password available on the label. Huawei E8372 provides a QR code, which user can scan the code and get connected with the WiFi, so users don’t necessarily enter the long WiFi password. What’s more, there are two TS-9 connectors for external antenna in Huawei E8372 but ZTE MF79 doesn’t have the antenna connector.

Technical Specifications

 

The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 can work as a mobile hotspot, the only difference between them and the 4G Mobile Hotspots is that they don’t have battery. They need get input power from PC or power adapter. Once plug in the SIM card and get connected and power on, they can automatically connect to WAN network. And they are also different from USB dongle because USB dongle must work with PC, but they can work once they get power supply, for example, they could plug into the USB power adapter and start working.

They could both support the LTE category 4 and achieve peak download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. And up to 10 wireless devices could connect to the WiFi from the two Wingle and access internet. The WiFi standard is 802.11 b/g/n with single band 2.4GHz. They both supports the LTE various band and has sub-models for different markets. Of course, the 3G UMTS and 2G GSM/GPRS networks are backward compatible.

Regarding the internet connection performance and stability, we would take test next time on different network environment. If you want to know more details, welcome to follow our blog: www.4gltemall.com .