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08/10/2013

Telekom Speedbox LTE Router – HUAWEI B593u-12

At Germany Telekom, there will soon be a successor to the "LTE Speedport ". As a new and upgraded 4G LTE router, the Huawei B593 is now presented by Telekom to public. Compared to its predecessor B390S-2, there are many improvements that are summarized below for you. In addition, you can have a general overview about the specification and features of the HUAWEI B593 LTE CPE.  

 

 

 

Features and characteristics of the LTE SpeedBox (Telecom)

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), GSM/EDGE/GPRS
MIMO Support: MIMO 2x2
Connector for external antenna Yes, 2 SMA female
Category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) Router
Telephone
With integrated telephone system no
Port for ISDN phones no
DECT 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
Other
Dimensions / weight 195 (W) x 169 (H) x 64 (D) mm, at 444 grams
Color black
Information material
Technical Data Sheet » Datasheet PDF
available since ...  May 2012

 


Huawei B593 = Telekom Speedbox LTE  

 

As usual, the routers for Telekom and Vodafone are in difference label. To identify the devices, the appearance of the router is usually slightly modified (eg, color or some ports) and the logo of the mobile provider is customized for respect providers. The Speedbox LTE is in black color like Speedport LTE, while Vodafone B2000 is in white. But actually, they are the same model from HUAWEI B593, more accurately, the model number is B593u-12 LTE CPE.  From the label on the back of the router, we can see the details.    


Improvements  

 

The previous model Speedport LTE still belongs to the first Generation of LTE routers which were available in late 2010. Unfortunately, accordingly to the feedback from users, the Speedport LTE is not successful 4G equipment. LTE terminals were still scarce; therefore it had to be functional. The new version Speedbox LTE finally brings long overdue with new features and improvements.  

 

 

First, the Speedbox is also backward compatible with 3G and 2G networks. This is important in case LTE is not available around. This features help Speedbox automatically revert to the next fastest standard. Previously, customers had to unfortunately live with a total failure, because the fall-back function was not anticipated at the Speedport. In addition, the router B593u-12 now dominates the LTE frequency bands at 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz. The predecessor was only designed for LTE800, ie designed for rural areas. The maximum data rate of HUAWEI B593u-12 is doubled to 100 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s for upload. Beyond is a new USB port and connection for phones. Both analog telephone and VOIP should be possible.      

 

 

Since, as already mentioned, the old Speedport is only capable of a wireless standard that Telekom provides far from two different modes. When choosing between the "Speedport LTE" and "Speedport HSPA", the router Speedbox will choose depending on which standard is more available to the customer. This features is smart for the users who are not familiar with 4G Routers.    


Availability

 

The Speedbox is available in the Telekom retail stores and online store www.4gltemall.com without LTE contracts. Many users prefer unlocked Speedbox, or more honestly, they would choose the factory model HUAWEI B593u-12 because they are just logo or appearance difference, functions are all the same and original factory model is SIM free for any operators.  

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