Since November 2012, the Germany Telekom finally has a successor to the first generation LTE router “Speedport “. Simply, the name of the new 4G router is “Speedport LTE II”. What are the advantages and what are the differences to “Speedbox”? Answers to these questions can be found in the following article, including a detailed summary of all key data for Speedport II LTE Router.
Features and characteristics of the LTE Speedport II (Telekom)
|Manufacturer Model||Huawei B593u-12|
|Download Speed||up to 100 Mbit/s|
|Upload Speed||Up to 50 Mbit/s|
|Supported LTE bands:||LTE Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)|
|Backward compatible with:||HSPA/HSPA+/UMTS (900/2100 MHz)|
|MIMO Support:||MIMO 2×2|
|Connector for external antenna||Yes, 2 SMA female|
|Category:||LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) Router|
|With integrated telephone system||no|
|Port for ISDN phones||no|
|Networking | LAN & WLAN|
|LAN ports||4 LAN ports (RJ45) 100 Mbps|
|WLAN standards||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g for up to 32 users|
|5GHz Wi-Fi support||no|
|Coding||WEP, WPA, WPA2|
|USB||Yes, USB 2.0|
|Dimensions | Weight||177 mm x 193 mm x 34 mm | approx 500 grams|
|Technical Data Sheet||» Datasheet PDF|
|available since …||May 2012|
The Speedport II with the new “Call & Surf via Funk” tariffs was launched in early December 2012 by Telekom. The router in LTE category 3 mode provides up to 100 Mbps download speed and capacity of 50 Mbps in upload. In addition, the Speedport II LTE is backward with 3G network, ie UMTS and HSPA (including DC-HSPA+). Earlier, the Telekom supplied from two different hardware versions, depending on what had just technically available at the customer network. A further improvement to the old port speed is the WLAN module. The new Speedport II now supports the latest “N” standard. Thus, home networks can reach via radio with up to 300 Mbit/s speed. There are also improvements in range and Wi-Fi reception. This is according to the manual, in confined spaces, up to 30 meters or outside up to 300 meters. There are 4 RJ45 ports with up to 100 Mbps. Under the white label, it indicates the manufacturer model is Huawei router with the ID “B593u-12“.
Fit for LTE Network in Europe
The previous Speedport LTE dominated only in the band of 800 MHz; the second version is now much more flexible. Besides the already mentioned backward compatibility, LTE band 7/20 (1800 and 2600MHz) is supported. Therefore, the Telekom in some regions also provide up to 100 Mbps data rate by Call & Surf via Funk (L) for the first time.
Unlike the SPEEDBOX
Both variants for Telekom 4G Router are confusingly similar, not only on the name. Technically, there is also almost identical design. But: When Speedport II is GSM (2G) not connected, so that the Call & Surf tariffs only run via 3G or 4G. The Speedport LTE II is in white, while the Speedbox is packed in a black case.
Prices and Rates
The router can be purchased in the 4G shop (www.4gltemall.com) for around 399USD. And it’s SIM unlocked, if you want to change to Vodafone 4G network, you will not need to change another router.