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 E398u-15 Orange logo in Special Price

We sell the Huawei E398u-15 in special price now:

HUAWEI E398u-15:

* 4G LTE FDD 800/1800/2600 Mhz
* 3G UMTS 2100 Mhz
* 2G GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900Mhz

Package box:

 

Features:

* Qualcomm’s MDM9200TM chipset

* 2×2 MiMo, LTE category 3

* Data Speed: Download up to 100 Mbps, Upload up to 50 Mbps at 20MHz bandwidth

* Memory: MicroSD card slot up to 32GB

* HSUPA, HSPA + and dual-carrier HSPA + and Receive Diversity

* GSM with EDGE support

* Display: LED Indicator

* Antenna: Intergrated and 2 X External antenna interface(buy [URL=http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html]Huawei E398 4G Antenna[/URL] )

* GPS Enabled: No

* Dimensions: 90 x 25 x 15mm

* Weight: 40g

* Supported Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (and later versions)
You could buy from here: http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e398-4g-lte-tdd-fdd-100mbps-usb-surfstick.html

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Stick

The latest LTE stick E392 is from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei, as one of the most popular and best 4G modems, HUAWEI E392 is available for many operators worldwide. Based on reliable network compatibility, HUAWEI E392 is very good 4G Dongle for user. More about the strengths, key features and other relevant characters can be found below for E392 LTE Modem.

LTE features and characteristics of the HUAWEI E392

Manufacturer and type designation E392 (Huawei)
Download rate 100 Mbit/s
Upload rate 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE 800/900/1800/2100 and 2600MHz
backward compatible with: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS (2100/900 MHz),
DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ and HSDPA, GSM frequencies 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Quad-band)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes, 2 antenna connector( TS-9 is present)
LTE category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) modem
Chipset MDM9200 Qualcomm
Other
Dimensions (LxWxH) (W x H x D) 14mm x 35mm x100mm and 40 grams
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (10.5)
Review E392 Review
Manual PDF unfortunately not yet available online

 

 

HUAWEI E392 Not available in Germany

 

So far, Huawei is the major vendor for LTE and had supplied the major LTE network operators in Germany. Previously, HUAWEI had supplied the Speed Stick LTE for Telekom, and the K5005 for Vodafone, they are from the factory modem named Huawei E398. HUAWEI E392 is actually not a typo, it’s a newer model with a lower number than the older model E398.  The original HUAWEI E392 4G Stick (without logo of Vodafone or Telekom) so far is not available in Germany. Users could get it from 4gltemall.com . The compact USB stick is also LTE Category 3 USB Stick and could completely replace HUAWEI E398.

 

 

 

The stick E392 supports casually pretty much everything that is common to worldwide radio standards. In LTE (4G), E392 stick supports the frequency bands 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. Here, in Germany rather LTE800, 1800 and 2600 are relevant. So the HUAWEI E392 could work with other European countries 4G networks. Also the 3G spectrum is almost completely covered. The E392 supports UMTS at 900,1900 and 2100 MHz in the standard DC-HSPA+/ HSPA+/ HSDPA and HSUPA. In the 2G networks users can access in the bands GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Quad-band).
Based on the LTE technology, the E392 could transmit data with both FDD and TDD. These are two different duplex methods. For FDD (frequency division duplex), which is common in Germany, there are 2 separate frequency bands to use to send and receive data simultaneously. For TDD (time division duplex), the sending and receiving transmitted on the same frequency band, but slightly delayed. FDD is to be found mainly in Asia. E-Plus also experimented with the technology, and this could perhaps bring in the future for use in Germany.

 

 

Anyone who uses a mobile LTE deal can theoretically explore the full power of the stick. This is a 100 Mbps stick for the download and it can be transmitted with a maximum of 50 Mbps. The HUAWEI E392 has provided two slots (MIMO) for connecting an external antenna. This often brings significant advantages in weak reception areas. The expandability via microSD card (up to 32GB) is now practically available. At just 40 grams of weight is also quite easy to take in hand or pocket.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The Huawei E392 is the perfect travel companion based on the huge range of supported standards. Those who usually travel the world will never be disappointed.

Huawei E398S-81 4G LTE FDD TDD USB Surfstick Review

Comparing with Huawei E398 other branch models, such as Huawei E398u-1, E398u-18 and E398u-15, Huawei E398s-81 should be a special one, it’s not because Huawei E398s-81 has different appearance as other models, it’s due to Huawei E398s-81 supports the TDD & FDD LTE band simultaneously, which covers the 4G LTE TDD 2300/2600MHz and FDD 2600MHz.

 

 

As the one of the most frequency bands for TDD, band 38 (2600MHz) and band 40 (2300Mhz) are invested by many operators who are planning or already launched TDD networks.

 

 

Today, we get the Huawei E398s-81 4G LTE TDD FDD Surf stick with HUAWEI logo on it. It seems that it’s SIM card free and unlocked to any operators. Usually, if there is an operator’s logo on HUAWEI E398 modem, it may be a locked one, but the modem could be unlocked by some methods.

 

From the appearance, we could see that HUAWEI E398s-81 is just like other E398 branch models, with the rotatable USB design. There is only HUAWEI 4G on the USB. No other logo was printed on the back.

 

 

As previously mentioned, Huawei E398s-81 could support the LTE bands/Spectrum above: 4G LTE FDD 2600MHz and TDD 2300/2600MHz. This should be the most important difference between HUAWEI E398u-1, E398u-15 and E398u-18.

 

 

With same appearance of E398u-11 and E398u-15, Huawei E398s-81 has two external antenna connectors beside the two sides of Micro SD slot. If user wants to use data card with MIMO technology, HUAWEI E398s-81 is a good option optional. Here now, only few models of 4G LTE USB Surfstick are available on the market for both TDD and FDD networks. HUAWEI E398s-81 should be a good one based on HUAWEI prestige.

 

 

Unlike other E398 Modems, Huawei E398s-81 could not work with 3G UMTS network or 2G GSM/GPRS network. So Huawei E398S-81 could only work on 4G LTE networks. If 4G networks are not available in certain place, HUAWEI E398s-81 can’t work. So users may consider this before they buy it.

 

 

 

As the brother model, Huawei E392 4G FDD TDD multi-mode data card also has one similar model, the model number is Huawei E392u-92. HUAWEI E392u-92 supports 4G TDD 2300/2600 Mhz, but HUAWEI E392u-92 can’t support 4G FDD networks.

 

If you want know more details of them, welcome to buy it from www.4gltemall.com .

 

 

Why HUAWEI E398u-11 4G LTE FDD USB modem is Hot?

Here now, many customers are looking for Huawei E398 4G LTE FDD USB modem, the accurate model number is Huawei E398u-11. However, due to the supply shortage, many customers have to wait for the new stock arrival, and they would never will to change other similar modems. Then someone may ask: why Huawei E398u-11 is hot in the market?

 

 

Usually, the frequency band that a 4G USB modem could support is important for user to choose and decide whether it is appropriate for specific areas or countries. Let’s have a look at the frequency band that Huawei E398u-11could support, it works with 4G LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600 MHz.

 

 

The FDD band 2600 MHz is the common band for FDD, and band 1800MHz is the most popular band, so there are many 4G USB dongle could support them. They are not the focus from customer, then the Band 2100MHz is the focus from customer, because comparing with the previous two bands, few modems are available on the market to support this band.

 

 

Another factor is also important for users: the external antenna connector. And there should be two antenna connectors available in the modem. Actually, Huawei E398u-18 also support band 2100 MHz, but most customers don’t change to E398u-18 because there is only one external antenna connector. The single pigtail can’t finish the task for MIMO connection.

 

 

The third factor is that Huawei brand. As the most professional vendor for USB modem, Huawei is always the most trustful brand not only for 3G USB dongle, but also on 4G LTE Surfstick.

 

 

 

Now that Huawei E398u-11 is in shortage, which 4G modem would be alternative foe replacement? Below are the some models for consideration:

 

 

Huawei E392u-6:

– 4G LTE bands: FDD 2600/2100/1800/900Mhz

– 3G UMTS: 900/2100Mhz

– Two external antenna connector

 

 

Sierra Wireless AirCard 320u:

– LTE 1800/2600 MHz
– WCDMA 850/900/2100 MHz

– Two external antenna connector

 

ZTE MF820:

– LTE-FDD 1800/2100/2600Mhz

– 3G UMTS 900/2100Mhz

– No external antenna connector

 

So if you can’t wait and urgent for project, the above three models could be taken into consideration or replacement.

 

 

HUAWEI E397u-53 4G LTE FDD USB Modem Review

As one of the first group of 4G LTE USB Modem, Huawei E397 LTE FDD USB modem is not as popular as Huawei E398 or E392, perhaps because Huawei E397 supports the 4G frequency bands which are not commonly deployed by the operators.

 

Just like Huawei E398 4G LTE TDD FDD USB modem, there are also many variants for Huawei E397 4G USB modem, such as HUAWEI E397u-56, E397Bu-7, E397Bu-501, E397u-53 etc… Today, we get the Huawei E397 4G LTE modem in “Cricket” logo, it was customized by the operator cricket, but it’s already unlocked and SIM card free.

 

 

In the original box, the Huawei E397 looks cool. After open the box, we can see the Huawei E397 in compact design. In the back stick, the information indicates that this is the variant model Huawei E397u-53. And we can see the IMEI number of Huawei E397, code and made in China.

 

 

 

The USB of E397u-53 is in the body of the dongle, there is a movable button to cap it, users need to pull the button out and the USB would automatically flick out. The USB could rotate around 180 degrees. On the other side of the body, we can see the body logo “Cricket”.

 

 

 

At the side of the body, there is one hole for external antenna, one plastic cap covers the hole, user need to use finger to open it. At the other side, it’s the SIM card slot. So in this model Huawei E397u-53, there is only one external antenna connector for pigtail.

 

Per the information on the Internet, Huawei E397u-53 could support 4G LTE band 13(700MHz) and Band 20(800mMHz). So the HUAWEI E397u-53 would be more possibly usable in North America because the band 700 is the most common 4G Frequency in North America, especially in USA. What’s more, E397u-53 also supports 3G HSPA+ network 850/1900/2100MHz, which is for American bands.

 

 

The HUAWEI E397u-53 could also support extended 32GB Micro SD memory card, like other HUAWEI 4G USB Modem, it’s compatible with the usual operation system, Windows and Mac. If you want it to work with Linux, there must drive upgrade.

 

If you want to buy HUAWIE E397 4G LTE USB Modem, welcome to shop from www.4gltemall.com .

 

LTE Surf Sticks

LTE Sticks are technically radio modems, meaning little combined transmitting and receiving equipment, which operate on different frequencies.

 

They can be connected via the USB ports to virtually any device such as a larger netbook, laptop or home PC. The sticks are in demand, such as to use abroad, or a change to a new and faster wireless data technology, and they are easy to replace. In addition to the relatively small size and low weight, this versatility and the slight changes are the greatest advantage of the sticks.

 

Even with the older data radio technologies of UMTS and GSM, sticks still dominates the modem market, other solutions such as built-in modem or modem card format to be used much less frequently. For the majority of users, LTE Surfsticks will be the solution that makes mobile internet the fastest and easiest access.

 

The new LTE Sticks come from the Far East, currently dominate the South Korean manufacturer Samsung, LG Electronics and Pantech market, China’s Huawei tries to win over new entrants.

 

So the first LTE Stick was Samsung GT-B3740, which is developed by Samsung in Vodafone Brand. The next stick from Swedish-finished network operator Telia Sonera is the GT-B3710 from Samsung. Meanwhile, there is B3730, which dominated alongside LTE is UMTS and HSPA, GSM and EDGE, as well as wireless technologies. The device sends in LTE mode on the frequency 2600MHz. It is also used in the Vienna LTE network of the Austrian mobile operator A1 Telecom Austria. The B3740 is likely to be an optimized version with a similar standard.

 

The second LTE stick comes from Chinese mobile phone supplier, HUAWEI, it is HUAWEI E398. The device was tested in the LTE network of O2 and is now available at Telekom from the second half of 2011. In Austria, it is the mobile operator A1 Telekom Austria offered on its website.

 

 

Global Supply of LTE Sticks

 

There are very few data sticks, which are with wireless data LTE technology, so pure LTE Sticks have others technologies backward, such as UMTS, GSM and CDMA 2000 network to send and receive. Overall, a clear trend is emerging to stick with multi-technology, pure LTE Data sticks are shunned by the mobile operators.

 

 

The Pantech UML290, originates from South Korea, and sells for US Verizon Wireless LTE network. It’s like the stick used in Scandinavia and Austria from Samsung, sends an older and slower wireless technology on board. In the case it is spread in the U.S. CDMA 2000, and therefore he receives on 800 Mhz and 900 Mhz. For LTE reception, it is in the range of 700 MHz road.

 

The second stick, Verizon Wireless LG VL600 of the South Korean manufacturer LG Electronics. With LTE, it’s in the 700 MHz band travelling with the frequency used the U.S. 3G CDMA 2000 technology, it can send and receive on the 800MHz and 1900MHz band. LG Electronics also has the LD 100 model that is used in Japanese LTE network of Docomo. It also speaks several wireless data technologies, besides LTE, there is UMTS and HSPA, plug for the Japanese to travel abroad, GSM and GPRS are also included. GSM will be gradually switched off in Japanese networks.

 

What to look for LTE Sticks

 

All LTE Sticks on the market are significantly larger than the surf sticks with pure UMTS or GSM technologies; they therefore require more space on your laptop. If two or more USB ports close together, this may lead to another USB ports blocked. Therefore a rotatable mechanism for raising the stick is very useful to save some space with a bent 90 degrees stick, and most of these sticks have rotate mechanism.

 

Pure LTE Sticks can only be used where LTE is available. Since the LTE network is expanding coverage in many areas, it would take many years for LTE network to cover every corner. Therefore in some areas, you have to use other technologies UMTS and GSM, and the associated wireless data technologies HSPA and EDGE, to dominate the modem.

 

Several sticks offer external antenna connectors; one is for the older mobile technologies and one for LTE. This is an important consideration when buying, LTE will be predominantly at home or hospital use, we recommend you might install an LTE external antenna.

HUAWEI E398 4G LTE USB Surfstick(Vodafone K5005)

HUAWEI E398 4G LTE USB Stick was released earliest at 2012 MWC. Soon it become a shining star and being pursued by many operators worldwide. Since HUAWEI’s strength in mobile dongles and telecommunication equipment, there is no doubt that HUAWEI E398 will bring something new to wirelees world.

Actually, we know more about Vodafone K5005 4G LTE Stick than HUAWEI E398, probably because Vodafone takes steps faster to let his client to enjoy high speed. And Telecom follow the steps. In different countries, they have different versions as below:

Provider Model Name LTE frequencies
German Telekom Speed Stick (LTE E398u-15) 800/1800/2600MHz
Vodafone K5005 800/2600MHz
Telenor/Tele2/Telia E398u-18 900/2100/2600MHz

The technical data of the E398 are the following:

  • LTE frequencies see table above
  • LTE, category 3, ie a maximum of 100Mbit / s download and 50Mbit / s upload
  • UMTS (3G) 900/2100 MHz
  • DC-HSPA + in the UMTS network with up to 42Mbit / s download and up to 11Mbit / s upload
  • Including UMTS HSPA +, HSDPA, HSUPA
  • GSM along with EDGE and GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • MicroSD slot up to 32GB
  • 1 connector for external antenna (E398u-18)
  • 2 connectors for external antenna (Speed Stick LTE E398u-15, K5005)

This new USB modem product came out in the year, 2012, just after Huawei began to launch the expansion of the world’s first 4G LTE commercial network engineering. And it has only been a few months since this unlocked Huawei E398 USB modem was plunged into electronic marketplace. With more and more people have joined in life of mobile network, the 4G LTE USB Modem and Pocket Wi-Fi is becoming more and more popular at the same time. As a result, the Huawei E398 4G LTE USB Modem is really an apple in the eyes of the merchants and customers due to its powerful functions and advantages.

When talking about network experience, many people probably care the internet speed above all. Thus, it is necessary to have a portable and powerful router for those people who are always on the travel way or usually work outside. Now Vodafone K5005 4G LTE USB Modem comes out, which supports the main popular LTE frequency 800/2600MHz, can satisfy anyone who is serious about network.

What advantages does this Vodafone K5005 4G LTE Surfstick have? Now I will show you its characters in detail. First, the unlocked Vodafone K5005 actually gets high speed, as its LTE downlink can up to 100Mps and uplink is 50Mps. Second, the unlocked vodafone k5005 supports LTE 800/2600 MHz, HSPA+/UMTS 900/2100 MHz, and EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, which has proved that the vodafone k5005 is a high class 4G LTE USB Modem product. What’s more, for the unlocked Huawei K5005, the internal antenna, external antenna connector are available. So you can play computer games and enjoy fast network anywhere and anytime. And it can operate on Windows 7/2000/XP / Vista and Mac OS. Besides the core features I mentioned above, the outline designed for unlocked vodafone k5005 is also a light spot. Its dimension is 92*32*15 mm, small and portable. It also looks smart with white body and red edge. And the weight of unlocked Vodafone K5005 is just 40g, which is light enough.

Today, the 4G wireless networks commonly operate under third generation technology networks which include Global System for Mobile communications or GSM. It is lucky and fashion to use the advanced 4G LTE technology at the first time when it comes out, because we can get a new range of services and benefits. Discovering this Huawei K5005 4G LTE USB Modem, you really deserve having it.

HUAWEI E398 Specifications:

Network Bands of different HUAWEI E398 versions:

HUAWEI E398u-1 :

* 4G LTE FDD 900/2600 Mhz
* 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz
* 2G GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900Mhz

HUAWEI E398u-11:

* 4G LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600 Mhz
* 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz
* 2G GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900Mhz

HUAWEI E398u-15:

* 4G LTE FDD 800/1800/2600 Mhz
* 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz
* 2G GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900Mhz

HUAWEI E398u-18:

* 4G LTE FDD 900/2100/2600 Mhz
* 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz
* 2G GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
Vodafone K5005:

* 4G LTE FDD 800/2600 Mhz
* 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz
* 2G GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900Mhz

Features:

* Qualcomm’s MDM9200TM chipset

* 2×2 MiMo, LTE category 3

* Data Speed: Download up to 100 Mbps, Upload up to 50 Mbps at 20MHz bandwidth

* Memory: MicroSD card slot up to 32GB

* HSUPA, HSPA + and dual-carrier HSPA + and Receive Diversity

* GSM with EDGE support

* Display: LED Indicator

* Antenna: Integral and 2 X External antenna interface

* GPS Enabled: No

* Dimensions: 90 x 25 x 15mm

* Weight: 40g

* Supported Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (and later versions)