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13/07/2018

Five LTE Advanced Pro Modules to Recommend

With the development of LTE wireless technologies, more and more networks are evolving from LTE advanced to LTE advanced Pro. LTE Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro, also known as 4.5G, 4.5G Pro, 4.9G, Pre-5G, 5G Project, and so on) is a marker of the 3GPP release 13 and 14, which is a natural evolution of Long Term Evolution (LTE) with speed up to Gbit/s level, which incorporated numerous new technologies that would be used in 5G standard, including 256QAM, Massive MIMO, LTE-Unlicensed, LTE IoT, and others to progressively evolve existing networks into 5G standard.

 

LTE-A Pro aims to significantly increase the data speeds and bandwidth available for mobile communications. It will also bring a much wider range of connected devices and platforms under a single standard. LTE-A Pro seeks to improve and optimize the capacity, performance, functionality and efficiency of LTE-A, as well as to further reduce latency, to provide a better user experience. It will also enhance the LTE platform for the delivery of new services to new markets as we move towards IoT with 5G. The key attributes that will define LTE-Advanced Pro are: > Data speeds in excess of 3Gbps (LTE-A: 1Gbps) > 640MHz of carrier bandwidth (LTE-A: 100MHz) > Latency: 2ms (LTE-A: 10ms)   Since very few LTE Advanced pro devices are available in the market, the LTE vendors are already presenting their LTE advanced Pro modules to the public and below the five LTE advanced Pro modules are recommended if your terminals are demanding high-speed internet access:  

  1. Telit LM960 (LTE Cat.18)

Specs Highlights: * World's first mPCIe form factor to support LTE cat.18 * Support global 23 LTE Frequency bands * LTE peak download speed up to 1Gbps * Dual SIM Single Standby * Full GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou * Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 modem * Linux and Windows driver support * 4 x 4 MIMO and 256 QAM * 5x Carrier Aggregation for increased data rates Check more details about Telit LM960 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LM960 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/telit-lm960-4g-lte-cat18-pcie-m...  

  1. Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7565 (LTE Cat.12)

Specs Highlights: * LTE Advanced Pro Cat.12 Module * Chipset/Processor: Qualcomm MDM9250 * DL to 600Mbps/UL to 150Mbps * Supporting 24 worldwide LTE bands, including LTE-LAA and CBRS * Satellite Systems: Galileo, Glonass, GPS, Beidou * Planned Carrier AT&T, DoCoMo, Telstra, Verizon, Vodafone * Regulatory: CE, FCC, GCF, IC, NCC, PTCRB Check more details about Sierra AirPrime EM7565 Specs, price, drivers, and buy AirPrime EM7565 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/sierra-wireless-airprime-em7565...    

  1. Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7511 (LTE Cat.12)

Specs Highlights: * Very similar to AirPrime EM7565 * LTE Advanced Pro Cat.12 Module * Form factor: M.2 * Chipset/Platform: Qualcomm * DL to 600Mbps/UL to 150Mbps * Supporting 24 worldwide LTE bands, including LTE-LAA and CBRS * Control Options: APIs, AT Commands * Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) * GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite systems supported Check more details about Sierra AirPrime EM7511 Specs, price, drivers, and buy AirPrime EM7511 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/sierra-wireless-airprime-em7511...  

  1. Telit LM940 (LTE Cat.11)

Specs Highlights: * Category: LTE Cat.11 Module * Form Factor: PCI Express Mini Card Type (mPCIe) * Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9240 * LTE data rates: DL 600Mbps(w/3x CA DL, 256QAM) and UL 75Mbps * Full GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou * Carrier Approvals: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Check more details about Telit LM940 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LM940 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/telit-lm940-lte-cat-11-gps-pcie...  

  1. Telit LN940 (LTE Cat.11 and Cat.9)

Specs Highlights: * Two variant models: Telit LN940A9 and LN940A11 * 42mm M.2 (NGFF) single-sided data card * LTE Category 11 LTE DL 600Mbps UL50Mbps * LTE Category 9 LTE DL 450Mbps UL50Mbps * HSPA+ Rel. 8: DL/UL up to 42/11.5 Mbps * Quad-constellation integrated GNSS * Linux and Windows driver support * Carrier Aggregation, 2 x 2 MIMO and 256 QAM Check more details about Telit LN940 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LN940 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/telit-ln940-lte-cat9-11-m-2-dat...

09/07/2018

Optus Aircard 800s VS Huawei E5786

Optus is one of the important network providers in Australia and provides LTE networks in LTE Band 3, 7, 28 and 40. It has introduced the Huawei E5786 4G Mobile hotspots to its product range and now the new product Netgear Aircard 800s available for contract. For those people who are interested in the two mobile hotspots, they may want to know what the difference is between the Huawei E5786 and the Netgear AC800S, and which one is better to buy for global use. We will review the appearance, interfaces, specs, and other features as a reference for the questions.

 

 

Huawei E5786 VS Aircard 800s Appearance and interfaces

 

Huawei E5786 is the first LTE Cat.6 mobile hotspot from Huawei, and the specific model for Optus is Huawei E5786s-63a. Huawei E5786 has a 2.4 inch screen to show the network provider, signal, battery, data consumed, WiFi users, SSID and password, and etc…Like other Huawei 4G pocket WiFi routers, Huawei E5786s-63a has two TS-9 connectors for external LTE antennas. The back cover of Huawei E5786 could be removed to insert the SIM card or SD card. However, the battery of Huawei E5786 is built-in and can’t be removed for exchange. The power button is on the front besides the screen while the menu button is on the top edge side of the device.

 

 

Unlike the Huawei E5786, the Netgear Aircard 800s is configured with a touchscreen, where users can do simple setting through the screen. Like other Netgear 4G Pocket WiFi routers, Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s also has two TS-9 connectors for 4G external antennas. However, the back cover of Aircard 800s could be removed for changing the battery and inserting the SIM card, but there is no SD card slot for storage sharing. The Optus AC800S has a USB 3.0 interface.  

 

Netgear AirCard 800s VS Huawei E5786 Specs and features

 

From the appearance, we can’t see much difference between the two mobile hotspots. The main difference is on the touchscreen. Then let’s have a look at the Huawei E5786 specs and Optus WiFi modem 800S specs for more details comparison:

 

Model Netgear Aircard 800S Huawei E5786s-63a
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B28, B40 B1, B3, B7, B8, B28, B40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 15 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Optus AC800s External Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 2930 mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions 110 x 68 x 16.1 mm 106.00 x 66.00 x 15.90mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Netgear AC800S Datasheet Huawei E5786 Datasheet
User Manual Optus 4G modem 800S Manual Huawei E5786 Manual
Other features 3 band CA 2 band CA
Reviews Netgear Aircard 800s review Huawei E5786 Review
Price 199.00USD 199.00USD

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

 

The specs table above shows the Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s is more advanced based on Qualcomm chipset and the support of LTE Category 9, which could achieve download speed to 450Mbps and upload speed to 100Mbps. With the 3 band Carrier Aggregation, removable battery and touchscreen, Aircard 800s seems better than Huawei 4G LTE E5786 MiFi. And they both support similar LTE Frequency bands. What’s more, the price of Aircard 800s is same as Huawei E5786 price. So if you would buy one 4G mobile hotspot from the two, Netgear Aircard 810s is recommended with higher configuration and better experience.

30/06/2018

Huawei E5885 VS Netgear Nighthawk M1

In past years, 4G mobile routers with SIM card slot are becoming more and more well-known because they are of small size and can be easily taken in a handbag or in a pocket. Nowadays, more and more people would prefer the 4G router with Ethernet port, which would provide one more option for internet connection. What’s the more, the manufacturers usually configure the 4G routers with Ethernet with large battery pack, which makes the 4G pocket router work like a power bank to charge other devices. Huawei was the first manufacturer to release its 4G mobile router with Ethernet port, and now the Netgear follows. Huawei E5885 is the latest 4G mobile hotspot with Ethernet and Netgear present the Nighthawk M1 as its first 4G router with Ethernet. Someone may ask: what’s the difference between Huawei E5885 and Nighthawk M1? Which one is better? You may find the answers after reading this article.

 

 

Huawei E5885 VS Nighthawk M1 Appearance and Interface

Actually, before the Huawei E5885 was presented, Huawei had released a few mobile hotspots with Ethernet port such as E5151, E5730, E5351, E5770, E5771, which are a series mobile router with Ethernet. It has been proved this series of MiFi hotspots are very popular in the end-users. Now the upgraded Huawei E5885 is available with more advanced features and cool design. On the front of E5885, the upper part is LED screen while the lower part is leather material with Huawei logo. The touch feels in hand is very much better than the predecessor models. And it’s much thicker than the mobile hotspot E5770 and E5771. The power button, WPS, and the Interfaces are located at the top edge side of the body. The Ethernet port and USB ports are covered by a square cap, which you have to open it to see. The back cover could be removed, however, like the Huawei E5786, the battery is built-in and non-changeable. The Mirco SIM card slot and SD storage card slot are available with the reset button.

 

 

Unlike its predecessor of Netgear mobile router, Nighthawk M1 also has a thick body. On the front, there is a round screen, like E5885, it’s also not a touchscreen. There are battery and data transmission indicators around the screen. The Netgear logo and carrier logo are on the side of the screen. The power button is on the top side and the Ethernet & USB ports are located on the opposite side. The difference is Netgear Nighthawk M1 has two connectors for external antenna, which is missing in Huawei E5885. And the USB input ports for Nighthawk M1 and the Huawei E5885 are different. The Nighthawk M1 back cover could be removed and unlike Huawei E5885, the battery could also be removed for exchange. The Netgear M1 also use Micro SIM card size, but no slot for SD card.

 

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Huawei E5885 Specs and Variant models

 

Since the network frequency bands are different in different countries or areas, the Nighthawk M1 has around three variant models: Telstra Nighthawk M1, AT&T Nighthawk M1, and another variant model for Europe market. The Huawei E5885 has only one variant model: Huawei E5885Ls-93a. It seems to be a global version, however, in China, the Huawei E5885LS-93a in China has only one language (Chinese) available. In other countries such as Saudi Arabia or Romania, we found they have many languages available, at least with the English language.   From the appearance, we can see the Nighthawk M1 and Huawei E5885 are very different in the design. To know more difference, let’s have a look at the detail specs of the Nighthawk M1 and E5885:  

 

Model Netgear Nighthawk M1 Huawei E5885
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9x50 Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands   -- Telstra Nighthawk: Band 1/3/7/8/28 -- AT&T Nighthawk: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66 Huawei E5885Ls-93a: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 20 users 32 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks No connector
Buy Antenna Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna N/A
App management Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP 3.0
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 5040 mAh Non-removable, 6400mAh
Dimensions 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm
Ethernet Port One Ethernet Port for LAN On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45)
Datasheet download AT&T Nighthawk M1 Datasheet Huawei E5885 Datasheet
User Manual AT&T Nighthawk M1 Manual Huawei E5885 Manual
Other features 4 band CA, JumpBoost Power bank, CA, NFC
Reviews Netgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T Review Huawei E5885 Review
Price 459.00USD 249.00USD

 

Summary

 

From the specs, we can see the Nighthawk M1 Router is more advanced with the support of LTE Cat.16, which could achieve downloads speeds up to 1Gigabit/s and upload speed to 100Mbps. The speed is much faster than that of Huawei E5885. The LTE Advanced Pro technologies would provide amazing surfing experience. The Nighthawk M1 variant models could be used globally after unlocking. However, there is maybe limitation due to network incompatibility. The Huawei E5885LS-93a seems to be more open for global travel. It covers the main frequency bands in all the areas.

 

 

The Nighthawk M1 could support maximum users up to 20 while Huawei E5885 mobile hotspot supports up to 32 users. The Ethernet port in Huawei E5885 is for WAN and LAN but the port in Netgear M1 is only for LAN, which may not be as good as expected for the Ethernet. The Huawei E5885 has a large battery capacity of 6400mAh while Netgear MR100 has around 5040 mAh battery; however, the removable battery of Nighthawk M1 seems better than Huawei E5885 built-in battery. The missing of antenna connector in Huawei E5885 is also criticized while the Netgear M1 has two connectors for external 4G antenna, which is very useful if using the device in weak signal areas. Per the feedback from the users of Nighthawk M1, it’s the best 4G router with Ethernet. However, the advanced Nighthawk M1 price is more expensive, so if you would buy Nighthawk M1, the price is an important concern.