Vodafone ZTE K5006Z 4G LTE USB Surfstick

Vodafone offers a new LTE Stick for the in house mobile LTE solution. The stick K5006-Z comes from the Chinese manufacturer ZTE and very similar to the K5005, which came from the manufacturer Huawei. Here you will find the most important features of K5006Z.


Features and Specifications of the Vodafone ZTE K5006 surfstick

Manufacturer and type designation

K5006-Z (ZTE) USB Modem

Download to rate

100 MBit/s

Upload to rate

50 Mbit/s

supported LTE bands

LTE Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)

backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA +, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

yes, 2 antenna jacks TS-9

LTE category:

LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) modem


Qualcomm MDM9200



90 mm x 27 mm x 18 mm, 30 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 (10.4)

Specs PDF

Vodafone K5006Z ZTE 4G LTE Stick Specifications


Network Bands


The new model Vodafone K5006Z supports all relevant Web standards. In LTE, it could work on  LTE 800MHz and LTE 2600MHz. In the latter case theoretical maximum download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and 50 Mbps in upload are possible. If LTE is not available, the stick could switch on UMTS and HSPA (DC-HSPA+). The quad-band operation for four GSM frequencies 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz is provided. Even abroad, the stick should almost always provide good reception.



Optics and other features


The panel is held in the Vodafone typical design, so setting with red border. However, compared to the K5005, the sequel looks a bit clumsy and not quite as elegant. But that is a matter of taste and a score is up to you. Same with almost all surf sticks, the dongle K5006 with an additional memory card to USB memory can be upgraded. For this purpose, the device offers a MicroSD slot. Corresponding maps are mostly cheaper than USB flash drives with the same storage capacity.


Under adverse reception conditions, high speed could reach by one or two TS9 connector (MIMO) antennas plug it. Just outside of urban areas, this can be very helpful, such as in tourist areas. Also noticeable is the lower weight. Instead of 40 grams (K5005), it weighs 10 grams less. With 90 x 27 x 18 mm, it is also slightly narrower and deeper dimensions.




Those who still does not have a LTE Stick, the 4G LTE Surfstick K5006-Z is considerable. And there are unlocked Vodafone K5006Z to use any SIM card, just one pay for the dongle and never limited to any contract. For those who have the predecessor, the newer, the better.




A completely ordinary stick, which brings all you need for the high speed data rates needs.