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12/04/2018

Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 E5885 Review

Last year, Huawei released a new version of the Mobile WiFi PRO to replace the predecessor model Huawei E5770 and simply names it Mobile WiFi PRO 2. The specific model number of the Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is Huawei E5885.

 

 

This new version Mobile WiFi Pro 2 mainly brings 4G LTE Category 6 with a theoretical data rate of 300 Mbps for download and 50 Mbps for upload. Also at the WLAN feature, dual band WiFi bands are available with providing WiFi 802.11ac.

 

 

The most important feature is an increase in battery capacity from 5200mAh to 6400 mAh and is offered the ability to charge other devices via its full-size USB port (in addition, it also has a microUSB charging port). Of course, the RJ 45 Ethernet port and the 0.96 inch OLED display are retained. Huawei E5885 is the first LTE Cat6 portable 4G router with Ethernet port. Currently, there is only the Netgear Nighthawk M1 which supports higher-level LTE standard with Ethernet port and could be its competitor.

 

 

The improvements of Huawei E5885 are not only on the WLAN features, battery capacity, it can also covers the most popular LTE frequency bands in American areas, such as LTE Band 4(AWS). Comparing with its predecessor, Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 can support wireless users from 11 to 32, which is the norm qty today.

 

 

The Mobile WiFi PRO 2 can let devices to connect WiFi by NFC technology or scanning the QR code QR. The Huawei HiLink APP is also useful for users to do some further settings if necessary. And we have to mention the special feature: the strap used as USB charging cable.   The Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is compatible with the common LTE frequency bands in Europe and America, so users can take this device and travel to these areas without worrying the network incompatibility.

 

 

Here now, the Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 has been launched in China at a price of around 200USD, it will take patience to price down since it’s a powerful mobile pocket WiFi with Ethernet and large battery capacity. And 2 colors will be available: Black and Gold & Pink and Gold.

 

 

Below is the general review of the Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi pro 2 Specs:

* WIFI AC (802.11ac) compatible b/g/n

* Number of users connected simultaneously: up to 32 Devices

* WMM (WiFi multimedia) / media server feature: Yes

* Beamforming / MultiBeam feature: Yes

* uPNP (universal plug and play): Yes

* Frequency range Dual Band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)

* Speed ​​download: up to 300 Mbps

* Special features Cat6 - 300 Mbps, HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset

* Guest network access: Yes

* Number of ethernet port (RJ-45): Single Port (LAN) / RJ-45

* Cards supported Micro SD / Micro SDHC / Micro SDXC

* Color: Black

* SIM type: Micro SIM

* LED Indicator Strength Signal / Network / Charging / Provider / WiFi / SMS

* Number of antenna: unknow

* Security features Encryption (WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK)

* WPS (WiFi protected set-up) : Yes

* Power source Lithium-ion battery battery (Li-Ion): Battery capacity 6400 mAh

* Dimensions: 23 mm X 69.20 mm X 112 mm

* Weight: 188 g  

 

 

  

08/04/2018

ZTE MF980 4G LTE Category 9 Hotspot Review

The ZTE MF980 Hotspot is a 4G mobile hotspot that offers LTE Category 9 carrier aggregation technology. This 3-band technology achieves a download speed of 450 Mbps and upload speed to 50 Mbps. The supported FDD-LTE frequency bands are:  B1 / B3 / B5 (26) / B7 / B8 / B20 / B28 / B32

 

 

For Europe area, the bands in 4G are mainly B3, B7, B20 but also some carriers support the B28(700 MHz). In addition, the ZTE MF980 Mobile Hotspot also support below LTE/UMTS/GSM frequency bands:

* TDD-LTE: B40 (or B38 or B41 gold)

* UMTS: B1 / B2 / B5 / B8

* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz  

 

So the ZTE MF980 MiFi 4G could cover fairly wide areas, and it’s good to take as a wireless partner when traveling. We do not have precisely the supported aggregates of bands in 3 CA, we look for the info, but with the bands supported, we remain optimistic for a support in France (B20 + B7 + B3 or B28 + B7 + B20).

 

 

Wireless Specifications

 

The ZTE MF980 4G hotspot also offers Wi-Fi to the 802.11 ac standard operating in simultaneous dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Up to 32 simultaneous users can connect for internet access. And it is of course compatible with 802.11b/g/n and offers a 2 × 2 MIMO technology. Equipped with a 2200 mAh battery, it is given for a battery life of 10 hours by the manufacturer.

 

 

The 1.44-inch TFT color display allows you to view the usual information, such as operator, signal strength, connection type and level, battery level, number of users connected, and data consumption. The small size of the ZTE MF980 fits easily in the pocket or in a bag. There are 2 connectors for external antennas in MF980 MiFi. It also has a micro-USB port, a slot for micro-SIM and a cover on the 2 antenna connectors (TS-9 type). If you want to buy the external lte antenna for ZTE MF980, we recommend the tested model: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html  

 

The setup of ZTE MF980 could be done through the web interface, or the Android application (or IOS) ZTELink APP. From the APP, user can do the settings for the mobile 4g router and can see the information about consumed data and battery status clearly.

 

 

In the market, ZTE MF980 is the first LTE cat.9 mobile hotspot. And we know another model Netgear Aircard 800s which also support LTE category 9. We would take further test between the two LTE cat9 mobile hotspots.  

 

Below are the highlights of ZTE MF980 Technical specifications:

* Sleek Design

* 1.44 TFT Display

* Support 3CA High Speed

* Support FDD-LTE network: B1 / B3 / B5 (26) / B7 / B8 / B20 / B28 / B32

* Support TDD-LTE network: B40 (or B38 or B41 gold)

* UMTS: B1 / B5 / B8 / B2

* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

* Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac

* Wi-Fi 2 × 2 MIMO

* 2.4GHz & 5GHz

* Support 32 devices at the same time

* LTE-FDD Data Rate: DL 450Mbps/ UL 50Mbps (Category9)

* LTE-TDD: DL 330Mbps / UL 11 Mbps

* Dimensions: 122 * 65 * 10.6mm

* Battery: 2200mAh

* Other features

- 1 x Micro USB port

- 1 x Func Button,

- 1 x Power Switch,

- 1 x Reset Hole; SIM socket, Micro USIM

- 2 x External Antenna slot (TS-9 connector)

02/04/2018

Sierra AirPrime EM7565 LTE Advanced Pro Module Highlights Review

For worldwide use in IoT applications, SIERRA WIRELESS presents the AirPrime EM7565, the first module with LTE Advanced Pro technology. The Canadian company once again proves its leadership in module solutions for IoT applications.

 

High Speed ​​Mobile with LTE Advanced Pro

 

The Sierra EM7565 supports LTE Advanced Pro technology with carrier aggregation and 256-QAM modulation for significantly higher data rates. In the downlink, up to 600 Mbps transmission speed are possible and in the uplink, up to 150 Mbps is possible, which is twice to three times faster than previous solutions. This significantly speeds up data transfer for your application.

 

A LTE module for worldwide use

 

With support of 24 LTE frequency bands, the Sierra AirPrime EM7565 offers the possibility for use in LTE networks worldwide. The good cooperation between SIERRA WIRELESS and network operators worldwide is reflected in the carrier approvals for the module. With just one module, you can implement a worldwide applicable application with high-speed mobile radio. This reduces the number of different product variants and simplifies your logistics and production processes.

 

Other frequency bands for specialized applications

 

In addition to the EM7565 LTE advanced Pro module, additional modules with additional frequency bands for specialized applications follow.

  • "FirstNet" LTE band 14 is specifically designed for public safety applications (police, fire brigades, emergency services, etc.)
  • 5 GHz LTE for "private" LTE networks such as CBRS
  • LTE in the license-free 5 GHz band (LTE-LAA) for higher data rates

Position determination with GNSS included In addition to mobile communication, the module also enables position determination with worldwide GNSS systems. With GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou, a reliable and accurate location is possible worldwide.

 

Fit for the future with FOTA

 

For the future-proofing of an application, it is often crucial that you can also update already delivered devices with firmware upgrades. Sierra Wireless offers "AirVantage FOTA", a free platform for managing "over-the-air" firmware upgrades for your fleet of equipment.

 

M.2 form factor with USB 3.0

 

The modules of the EM series use the standardized "Next Generation Form Factor" M.2. This is significantly smaller and thinner than previous solutions in PCIe MiniCard format. The interface to the host CPU is a fast USB 3.0 connection. Below are the general feature and specs of Sierra AirPirme EM7565:     4G LTE

  • Category Cat-12
  • Frequency bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B9, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B41, B42, B43, B46, B48, B66

3G

  • HSPA + B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B8, B9

DATA SPEED

  • Peak Download Rate 600Mbps
  • Peak Upload Rate 150Mbps

LOCATION SERVICES

  • Satellite Systems Galileo, Glonass, GPS, Beidou

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE

  • Firmware Pre-certified firmware, Secure boot
  • System Drivers Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Linux Driver: Standard ECM, Android RIL

INTERFACES

  • USB = USB 3.0, USB 2.0 High Speed
  • PCIe = PCIe
  • SIM interface 1.8V / 3V = 1

CONTROL OPTIONS

  • APIs, AT Commands

HARDWARE

  • Dimensions 42x30x2.3mm
  • Antenna Diversity, MIMO, GNSS Bias, Connectors: Main, Aux / GNSS, GNSS
  • Temperature Range -30 ° C / + 70 ° C '-40 ° C / + 85 ° C (TBC)

APPROVALS

  • Planned Carrier AT & T, docomo, Telstra, Verizon, Vodafone
  • Regulatory CE, FCC, GCF, IC, NCC, PTCRB

CLOUD SERVICES

  • Free Unlimited FOTA upgrades, connectivity management option, device management option, application enablement option CONNECTIVITY
  • Optional Ready-to-Connect Sierra Wireless embedded SIM