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24/06/2013

Band 7 (2600MHz) Operators and UEs

Band 7 is one of the most popular frequency bands for 4G LTE network. It’s widely deployed all over the world. The uplink spectrum for Band 7 is 2500 – 2570MHz and downlink is 2620 – 2690MHz. The width of band 7 is 70MHz. The duplex spacing is 120MHz and band gap is 50MHz.    

 

Below are the operators that are offering 4G LTE Band 7(commercial networks):  

  1. Armenia, VivaCell-MTS, 2011.12.28
  2. Austria, 3 Austria, 2011.11.18,
  3. Austria, A1, 2010.11.05
  4. Austria, T-Mobile Austria, 2012.07.28
  5. Brazil, Claro Brazil, from 2012.12
  6. Brazil, Vivo Brazil, from 2013.05.01
  7. Denmark, 3 Denmark, 2012.10
  8. Denmark, TeliaSonera, 2010.12
  9. Finland, DNA, 2011.12.13
  10. Finland, Elisa, 2010.11.17 (and band 3)
  11. Finland, TeliaSonera, NSN, from 2010.12.08 (and 1800)
  12. France, Bouygues, 2013.05.06
  13. Kyrgyzstan, Saima Telecom, from 2011.12.09
  14. Lithuania, Tele2, 2013.03
  15. Norway, TeliaSonera (NetCom), from 2009.12
  16. Qatar, Oredoo (Qtel), from 2013.04, NSN
  17. Russia, MTS, 2013.05.31, 2x10 MHz, 2540-2550 / 2660-2670 MHz
  18. Russia, Yota, 2012, 2x30 MHz; 2500-2530 / 2620-2660 MHz
  19. Sweden, Tele2, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  20. Sweden, TeliaSonera, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  21. Singapore, SingTel, 2012.09
  22. Singapore, M1, 2012.09
  23. Switzerland, Swisscom, 2011.11.29
  24. UAE, Etisalat, 2011.12
  25. Commitments, spectrum
  26. Austria, Orange, 2012.09
  27. Belarus, BeST, 2012.09
  28. Belgium, Mobistar, plan 2012-2013
  29. Belgium, Belgacom (Proximus), plan 2012.12
  30. Brazil, spectrum band 7 auctioned May 2012
  31. France, Free Mobile, 2012.09
  32. France, FT/Orange, 2012.09
  33. France, SFR, deployment 2012.09, plan to launch - early 2013
  34. Germany, E Plus, 2012.09
  35. Italy, Telecom Italia, has spectrum
  36. Italy, Vodafone, 2012.09
  37. Latvia, Baltcom, 2012.01
  38. Latvia, Bite, 2012.01
  39. Latvia, LMT, 2012.01
  40. Latvia, Tele2, 2012.01
  41. Lithuania, Bite Lithuania, 2012.03
  42. Lithuania, Omnitel, 2012.03
  43. Moldova, plans to auction licenses by the 2012 end.
  44. Poland, tender in 2012 exp.
  45. Qatar, Ooredoo (Qtel), plan to start service from April 2013
  46. Russia, Beeline, 2*10 MHz, 2550-2560 and 2670-2680 MHz, for FDD LTE, valid until Jul 25, 2022
  47. Russia, Megafon, 2*10 MHz, 2530-2540 and 2650-2660 MHz, for FDD LTE; exp. 2013
  48. Russia, MTS, 2*10 MHz, 2540-2550 and 2660-2670 MHz, for FDD LTE, valid until Jul 25, 2022
  49. Russia, Rostelecom, 2*10 MHz, 2560-2570 and 2680-2690 MHz, for FDD LTE, valid until Jul 25, 2022

     

There are many 4G USB Dongle/Modem/Surfstick for 4G LTE FDD Band 7:  

1.      Alcatel L100V,  2012.10

2.      Huawei E3276, 2012.11

3.      Huawei E392, 2011.02

4.      Huawei E398u-15, 2012.10

5.      Huawei E398u-18, 2012.10

6.      Megafon M150-1 (Huawei E3276), 2012.11

7.      Vodafone K5005(HUAWEI K5005), 2012.10

8.      Yota LU150 LTE, 2012

9.      ZTE MF821;  b1, b3, b7; 2012.08

10.   ZTE MF821D;  b3, b7; 2012.06

11.   Samsung GT-B3730

12.  Sierra Wireless Aircard 320U

13.  Sierra Wireless Aircard 330U

14.  ZTE MF820

15.  ZTE MF820D

16.  ZTE MF822

17.  ZTE MF880

18.  Vodafone K5006

19.  ZTE AL600

20.  Bandluxe C501

21.  Vodafone K5007 (HUAWEI E3276)

22.  Option Beemo    

 

And there are many Smartphones available for band 7:  

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      HTC One XL, some regions (not USA One X) 2012.09

3.      HTC Velocity, 2012

4.      HTC Windows Phone 8x HTC, WP8, some regions (not for Russia) 2012.09

5.      Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, 2012.08

6.      Huawei Ascend P2, Android, 2013.02

7.      Nokia Lumia 820, 2012.09

8.      Nokia Lumia 920.1, 2012.09

9.      Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE, 2012.08

10.   Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, 2012.09    

 

Below are the tablets for band 7:

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL. 2012.10

3.      Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL, 2012.10

4.      Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, 2012    

 

 

Many 4G gateways / CPE Routers are available for band 7; some of them could also support other bands simultaneously:  

1.      AVM Fritz!box 6810 LTE, 2012.09

2.      AVM Fritz!box 6840 LTE, 2012.12

3.      AVM Fritz!box 6842 LTE, 2012.09

4.      Gemtek CPE 990-730-0016R, 2012.08

5.      Huawei E593s-82, 2012.06

6.      Huawei E593u 4G, 2012

7.      Netcomm 4G100W ..2012.08..

8.      Netcomm 4G100WV, ..2012.08..

9.      Netcomm 4G101W-01, ..2012.08.., tbc

10.   Netcomm 4G101W-03, ..2012.08.., tbc

11.   Netgear MBR1517,  b1,b3,b7,b8,b20 +fallback to 3G, 2012.06

12.   Netgear MVBR1517, VoiP/VoLTE, (b1,b3,b7,b8,b20) 2012.11

13.   ZyXEL LTE6100, outdoor, 2012.10

14.  ZTE MF28D  

 

 

Mobile 4G routers / mobile hotspots are usually attractive for the geeks and the users who want their all electronics to share network at high speed:  

1.      Huawei R210, 2012.10

2.      Megafon MR100-1, 2012.10

3.      Modacom URoad-LTE ..2013.02..

4.      Quanta 1QDLZZZ0ST2 (Yota Router), 2012.08

5.      HUAWEI E589, ..2012.08..

6.      ZTE MF91 4G LTE Router, 2012.10 b7 2600/ b3 1800/ b1 2100 or b20 800/ b7 2600 / b3 1800

7.      ZTE MF91S, 2012.08

8.      ZyHEL WAH7130, 2013.02

9.   HUAWEI E5776

10.  Samsung GT-B3800

11.  Sierra Wireless 762S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

12.  Sierra Wireless 760S4G LTE Mobile Hotspot        

 

 

Modules for band 7(2600MHz):  

  1. ZTE MF290 LTE module, 2012.10
  2. HUAWEI ME909u-521 4G LTE Module
  3. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE M.2 Module
  4. ZTE ME3760 Mini PCIe 4G LTE Module
  5. ZTE ZM8510 TFF 4G FDD LTE Module
  6. HUAWEI ME906E 4G LTE NGFF M.2 Wireless Module
  7. Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7710
  8. ZTE ZM8620 Mini PCIe 4G LTE TDD/FDD Module

   

20/06/2013

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)    

Smartphones  

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

 

Tablets  

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

       

Modules    

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

 

05/06/2013

Unlocked Rogers LTE Aircard 330U from Sierra Wireless General Review

You may had seen a 4G LTE Modem which support 4G Band 4(1700/2100MHz) or 4G LTE Surfstick which is for 4G FDD Band 7 (2600MHz), but do you know any 4G USB modem that could support them together?

 

Today, we will recommend a 4G Aircard which could support the 4G LTE FDD Band 4 and Band 7 simultaneously. The model number is Rogers AirCard 330u LTE Rocket Stick. This is the successor of Sierra Wireless AirCard 320u. They are both from Sierra Wireless. The difference between them is that Aircard 330U is capable of LTE FDD Band 7 and Band 4, but AirCard 320U could support band 3 and band 7.

 

 

 

The Rogers LTE AirCard 330u looks cool in red color, but it's unlocked to Rogers network. It means the AirCard 330u could support any operators' SIM card.     Just like the brother model AirCard 320u, 330u is in square shape and it's bigger than AirCard 306 or 308. The USB could rotate for 180 degree. On the front, There is logo of Rogers and one the back, there is printer of "4G LTE" on it. Below the "4G LTE", we can see the icon of the manufacturer "Sierra Wireless" logo, and the indicator of data transmission.  

 

 

 

Open the back cover, we could see there is a stick indicating the model number "AirCard 330u" and the IMEI number of the 330u. Belie the stick, we can see the SIM card slot and MircroSD card slot. At the side of the SIM card slot, there are two external antenna connectors for MIMO. They are covered by two small cap, user need open the cap and then connect the external antenna.

 

 

 

The connector of the external antenna is TS-9 model, so if you want buy external antenna for AirCard, you could check here: http://www.4gltemall.com/external-antenna-for-huawei-4g-l...  

the 4G Antenna is also usable for Aircard 320U and 313U. 

 

 

After plug the two external antennas, the data link speed would improve obviously. The AirCard 330u is apt for North America 4G LTE networks band 13 and band 7, so it could also roam in Europe or Asia. In conclusion, AirCard is a cool USB modem that will be a good gadget for 4G networks.