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18/07/2013

What's the difference between HUAWEI B593s-22 and B593u-12?

Here now, we get to know there is a new model available now for HUAWEI 4G LTE CPE Router B593, the model number is HUAWEI B593s-22, its appearance is almost same as other HUAWEI B593 sub-models, such as HUAWEI B593s-82, B593u-12, B593s-58, B593s-58b, but there is really some difference between these models.

 

 

Let us talk first the difference between HUAWEI B593u-12 and B593s-22:

 

 

From the above image, we could see that HUAWEI B593s-22 supports more 4G LTE bands, not only support FDD Band 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, but also TDD 2600MHz, while B593u-12 supports only FDD bands.

 

Secondly, the downlink speed of HUAWEI B593s-22 could reach up to 150Mbps while B593u-12 supports 100Mbps. So HUAWEI B593s-22 is actually a LTE Category 4 CPE Router, like HUAWEI E5172 4G LTE CPE.

 

Thirdly, the interface in the device is different, HUAWEI B593s-22 has only one USB interface in the device while B593u-12 has two. other features are the same. Other B593 Router sub-models have same appearance as B593u-12, just frequency bands are different.

 

So HUAWEI B593s-22 is a 4G LTE Category 4 Router even with same appearance like B593 other models. It's a dual-mode LTE Router for TDD/FDD modes.

01/07/2013

Band 20 (LTE 800MHz-Digital Dividend) – Operators and UEs

LTE 800MHz is also called Digital Dividend spectrum and 4G LTE Band 20. FDD LTE Band 20 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 832-862MHz and downlink frequency is 791-821 MHz. The Width of the band is 30MHz, duplexing spacing is -40MHz and band gap is 71MHz. The duplex configuration is reversed from the standard, having the uplink higher in frequency than the downlink.  

 

LTE Band 20 has been chosen by many operators as their 4G LTE Spectrum, expecially in Europe areas and now many 4G LTE USB Dongle/modem/Surfstick, 4G LTE CPE for band 20, and you could check below the 4G LTE Mobile router and 4G LTE Modulefor band 20.    

 

Operators that has deployed LTE Band 20:  

  1. Germany, Telekom Deutschland (TD)
  2. Germany, Telefonica O2
  3. Germany, Vodafone Germany
  4. Moldova, InterDnestCom
  5. Qatar, Oredoo (Qtel)
  6. Russia, MTS
  7. Switzerland, Swisscom
  8. Tanzania, Smile
  9. Uganda, Smile Communications
  10. Croatia, Vipnet
  11. Denmark, TDC
  12. Denmark, TT-Netvaerket
  13. France, FT/Orange, won band 20 spectrum, 2012.01.17
  14. France, SFR, deployment 2012.09, plan to launch - early 2013
  15. Italy, Telecom Italia , has spectrum
  16. Italy, Vodafone Italy, has spectrum 2x10 MHz
  17. Latvia, Triatel, some tests ..2012.09-2012.10..
  18. Netherlands, KPN Mobile, plan to start from 2013.03
  19. Norway, auction planned in 2013
  20. Poland, tender in 2012 exp.
  21. Russia, Beeline
  22. Russia, Megafon
  23. Russia, MTS
  24. Russia, Rostelecom
  25. South Africa, will free band 800 MHz for LTE 800
  26. Sweden, Tele2, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  27. Sweden, TeliaSonera, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  28. UK, DMS Ltd. (Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited),

 

4G LTE USB dongles/Modem/Surfstick for Band 20 DD800MHz:  

 

  1. Alcatel L100V, 2012.10
  2. Alcatel L800, 2013.01
  3. Huawei E3276, 2012.11
  4. Huawei E398u-15, 2012.10
  5. Huawei K5005 (Vodafone Surfstick), 2012.10
  6. Megafon M150-1 (Huawei E3276), 2012.11
  7. Samsung GT-B3740, 2012.06
  8. ZTE MF821D ..2012.06..
  9. ZTE MF880 4G LTE TDD/FDD USB Surfstick
  10. HUAWEI E392u-12
  11. Option Beemo 4G LTE USB Modem
  12. ZTE K5006Z 4G LTE Surfstick(Vodafone)
  13. ZTE MF822 4G LTE Surfstick
  14. Vodafone K5007 Connect Pen (Huawei E3276)

 

4G mobile routers / Mobile hotspots for Band 20:

 

 

  1. Huawei R210 LTE MiFi (Vodfaone 4G Hotspot), 2012.10
  2. Modacom URoad-LTE  ..2013.02..
  3. ZyHEL WAH7130, 2013.02
  4. ZTE MF910 4G LTE mobile Hotspot
  5. HUAWEI E589u-12 4G Pocket WiFi Router
  6. HUAWEI E5776s-32 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot
  7. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102z
  8. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102HW
  9. Sierra 762s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  10. Samsung GT-BT3800 4G LTE Router
  11. BandLuxe PR51 4G Mobile Hotspot Router

 

4G LTE CPE Router for Band 20:  

 

  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. Huawei B390s-2(Telecom Speedport LTE), ..2011..
  5. Huawei B593u-12, 2012.06
  6. Netcomm 4G100W ..2012.08..
  7. Netcomm 4G100WV, ..2012.08..
  8. Netgear MBR1517,  b1,b3,b7,b8,b20 +fallback to 3G, 2012.06
  9. Netgear MVBR1517, VoiP/VoLTE, (b1,b3,b7,b8,b20) 2012.11
  10. ZTE MF28G 4G LTE CPE Router
  11. ZTE MF28D 4G LTE CPE Router
  12. Vodafone B2000 4G LTE Router
  13. Vodafone B1000 4G LTE Router
  14. BandLuxe R501 4G LTE VoIP WiFi Router

 

4G LTE Module for Band 20:  

 

  1. ZTE MF290 4G LTE module, 2012.10
  2. ZTE ZM8510 Mini PCIe 4G LTE Module
  3. Sierra MC7710 Wireless AirPrime
  4. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE M.2 Module
  5. HUAWEI ME909 Mini PCIe Express 4G LTE Module
  6. HUAWEI ME906E 4G LTE NGFF Module
  7. Anydata DTP-970WK 4G LTE Module

 

4G LTE Smartphones for Band 20:  

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      HTC One XL, 2012.09

3.      Huawei Ascend P2, Android, 2013.02

4.      Nokia Lumia 920.1, 2012.09        

 

 

4G LTE Tablets for Band 20:  

 

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      

22/05/2013

TDD Band 40 (2300MHz) and LTE UEs for Band 40

The 2300MHz band has already been defined as a 3GPP eUTRAN band (band 40) based on a Time Division Duplex (TDD) scheme. First significant rollouts have already started in India (Bharti Airtel operator) and in Saudi Arabia (STC operator), with several others following by 2013.    

 

According to the Global Suppliers Association (GSA), 43 commercial devices supporting the 2300MHz band are now available on the market, including multi-band and multi-frequency Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), dongles and portable hotspots, while tablets and smartphones will be commercially available by the end of 2012. Even the early European adopters will be able to rely on the economies of scale that are now being established in other regions thanks to the global identification of the 2300MHz band by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R) for the IMT family of technologies.    

 

 

LTE-TDD is now gaining market traction in all regions as it is commonly considered in the evolution path of any wireless cellular TDD technology (TD-SCDMA, UTRA-TDD and WiMAX™). LTE-TDD is an integral part of the 3GPP standards, sharing significant common properties with LTE-FDD and offering comparable performance characteristics with similar high-spectral efficiency. Globally, 80 LTE networks were launched in 38 countries between December 2009 and June 2012. LTE-TDD is now entering maturity stage: 33 trial and 23 commercial LTE-TDD networks launched in Brazil, India, Japan, Poland, the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia by April 2012; and several new rollouts will take place in 2012 also involving the USA and all the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). All major network equipment manufacturers stressed the importance of LTE-TDD and have already launched their LTE-TDD solutions. LTE-TDD will reach economies of scale comparable with LTE-FDD in the longer term. With its large spectrum availability (up to 100MHz in the lowest available TDD band in Europe), the 2300MHz band will play a major role within the European ‘TDD bands’ in the short term.     Growing support from global industry for the 2300MHz band is increasingly evident; in March DIGITALEUROPE clearly stated its position in favour of rapid availability of 2300MHz harmonised spectrum across Europe. From an early stage, the European 2300MHz market will be able to leverage economies of scale from global TDD consolidation, enabled by the ITU-R global allocation, and by the growing availability of spectrum, as well as the arrival of suitable end-user devices.    

 

 

The following diagram provides information on allocations and assignments among key 2300MHz markets: band 40 2300mhz spectrum assignments          

 

Australia:

 

In order to gain access to the 2300MHz spectrum, Australian operator Optus is soon expected to complete its acquisition of another Australian operator, Vividwireless. Once confirmed by local regulatory authorities, Optus will be able to rely on almost all the 98MHz portion of spectrum in the Australian 2300MHz band.  

 

China:

The 2300MHz band is allocated to the Ministry of Information Technology (IMT) in China. China Mobile owns 50MHz in the 2300MHz band which can be used for indoor services at this time (the band is currently used by radiolocation services). China Mobile, having identified LTE-TDD technology as the long-term evolution of TD-SCDMA, is expected to increase investments in the near future. Additionally China Mobile is currently undertaking a large-scale LTE-TDD trial involving the 1900MHz, the 2300MHz and the 2600MHz TDD bands. Some 1000 eNBs have been rolled out in six cities in the first phase (Proof of Concept, completed in September 2011), 20,000 base stations and multimode user equipment tests are being performed in the second phase (R&D technical experiment and scaled trial) which will expand to nine cities and will end by December 2012. China Mobile plans to gradually upgrade 200,000 TD-SCDMA base stations to LTE-TDD by 2013.  

 

India:

In June 2010, each of six operators acquired one 20MHz license, with different geographic extensions, at a total cost of $US5.2 billion. Reliance Industries is the only operator with pan-Indian coverage while Bharti Airtel was the first operator to launch LTETDD commercial services in India in April 2012, starting with Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. Bharti Airtel has recently signed an agreement for the acquisition of Qualcomm AP’s BWA spectrum by 2014.  

 

Saudi Arabia:

STC commercially launched its LTE-TDD service in September 2011. This is the biggest LTE-TDD 2300MHz network in the Middle East. By May 2012, STC had already upgraded 1500 base stations serving 38 cities and is targeting 65% population coverage by end-2012. In parallel, competitor Mobily has also launched its 2600MHz LTE-TDD network.

 

Denmark:

In May 2011, a public consultation document entitled “A strategy to find an extra 600MHz for broadband” by the Danish regulator NTIA proposed the availability of the 2300MHz spectrum band by 2015.  

 

Ireland:

 

 

In October 2009 ComReg carried out a public consultation on “Release of Spectrum in the 2300-2400MHz band”. In its April 2011 consultation, “Review of the Period 2008 – 2010 & Proposed Strategy for Managing the Radio Spectrum: 2011 – 2013’ ComReg recognised the “great potential [of the 2300MHz band] to enhance competition and capacity for mobile broadband within Ireland”, once the ECC harmonisation work has been completed. According to the recently closed public consultation on its “Draft Strategy Statement 2012 – 2014“, ComReg will develop a new consultation “on a future release of the 2.3GHz band” which will also include economic analysis of the type of competitive award, fees and license conditions.  

 

Sweden:

PTS, the Swedish regulator, is considering the 2300MHz band in its roadmap for the release of more than 500MHz “new” spectrum in Sweden. PTS has been planning to release 2300MHz band for some time. Depending on market demand, spectrum could be auctioned starting from 2013. A first public consultation “regarding planned radio use in the 2.3GHz band” was held in November 2010. A more recent consultation addressing technical issues related to the 2300MHz band (e.g. coexistence matters, band plan, etc.) was closed in February 2012.  

 

 

UK:

The 2300MHz band (2310-2390 MHz) is considered as a “prioritised band for release” in the spectrum strategy document19 issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in March 2011, which sets the target of releasing 500MHz below 5GHz from the public sector by 2020.  

 

 

 

LTE UEs for Band 40 (TDD 2300-2400MHz, 100MHz)

 

LTE CPE

1.    Asiatelco ALR-W190, indoor, b40, b38 ..2012.09..

2.    Asiatelco ALR-W191, indoor, b40 ..2012.09..

3.    Huawei B222s-40, outdoor ..2012.06..

4.    Huawei B593s-82, indoor ..2012.09..

5.    Netcomm 4GT101W-01, indoor ..2012.08.. tbc

6.    Netcomm 4GT101W-04, indoor ..2012.08.. tbc

7.    Nokia Siemens Networks CPE outdoor 7210, 2011.10

8.    Nokia Siemens Network CPE indoor 7212, 2011.10

9.   Huawei B593s-58

 

 

 

LTE Dongles

1.    Asiatelco ALT-C160, ..2012.09..

2.    Huawei E392u-92, ..2012.06..

3.    ZTE MF820S2 ..2012.09..

4.   Huawei E398s-81  2012.08

5.   BandLuxe C508

 

 

Mobile hot-spots

1.    Huawei E589u Mi-Fi ..2012.06..

2.    Modacom URoad-LTE ..2013.02..

3.    ZTE MF91S, 2012.08

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