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27/01/2013

Huawei E398u-18 4G LTE FDD USB Modem Review

Comparing with Huawei E398 other branch models, such as Huawei E398u-11, E398u-1 and E398u-15, Huawei E398u-18 should be a special one, it's not because Huawei E398u-18 has different appearance as other models, it's due to Huawei E398u-18 supports the special FDD LTE band 8 (900MHz), which is rarely deployed per current 4G network situation.

HUAWEI E398U-18 FACE LOGO

HUAWEI E398U-18 FACE LOGO

 

 

According to the GSA report about 4G LTE network, the Band 8 (900MHz) is only available in few countries and areas, such as KT Corporation in South Korea, Telenor in Sweden. And in the market, few 4G modems could support this band. Huawei E398u-18 is one of them.

SIM card slot for HUAWEI E398U-18

SIM card slot for HUAWEI E398U-18[/caption]  

 

 

Today, we get the Huawei E398u-18 4G LTE FDD Surf stick with Telenor logo. Telenor is the provider in Europe and provide 4G network in three countries: Hungary, Norway and Sweden.

ROTATE USB MODEM FOR HUAWEI E398U-18

ROTATE USB MODEM FOR HUAWEI E398U-18

 

 In the three countries, Telenor provides different LTE frequencies as below:   Hungary: FDD 1800MHz Norway: FDD 2600MHz Sweden: FDD 900/2600MHz     So to save cost, Huawei E398u-18 could support all of the bands/Spectrum above: 4G LTE FDD 900/1800/2600MHz   With same appearance of E398u-11 and E398u-15, Huawei E398u-18 has only one external antenna connector at the side Micro SD slot. If user wants to use data card with MIMO technology, E398u-18 may not be a good option.  

HUAWEI E398U-18 EXTERNAL ANTENNA HOLE

HUAWEI E398U-18 EXTERNAL ANTENNA CONNECTOR

 

 

Like other E398 Modems, Huawei E398u-18 could also work with 3G UMTS network and 2G GSM/GPRS network: 3G UMTS band is 900/2100MHz and 2G qual-bands. And the rotatable USB is classical features of Huawei E398.  

huawei E398U-18 Back information

Huawei E398U-18 Back information

 

As the brother model, Huawei E392 4G FDD TDD multi-mode data card also has one similar model, the model number is Huawei E392u-6. HUAWEI E392u-6 supports 4G FDD 900/1800/2100/2600 Mhz, which seems more powerful than HUAWEI E392u-6.   If you want any of them, welcome to buy it from www.4gltemall.com .    

27/12/2012

Test Report for 4G LTE Modem HUAWEI E398e

LTE mobile internet service appeared in the Plus in November 2011. The operator praises its offer as "the fastest mobile Internet in the world". Check it out in a test that we conducted in Warsaw in several locations.

Before we get into the performance tests, there are a few words about the technology LTE. LTE or Long Term Evolution is the next step in the development of cellular networks, called fourth-generation network. It gives a theoretical speed of up to 100-300 Mbit/s while maintaining very low latency. Thus it is well suited for services that require fast transfer and rapid response networks, such as voice and video, games via the Internet and Video on Demand. LTE networks operate on different frequency bands from 800 MHz to 2600 MHz. Network Plus runs on the 1800 MHz band.

In a new set of Huawei E398 4G LTE USB modem get supplied with the USIM card LTE.  Huawei E398 is equipped with a microSD slot and can be used as a portable USB flash drive. In addition to the card slot, E398 has two connectors for MIMO external antenna. Since we were at the disposal of the antenna from another, previously tested HUAWEI E392 4G LTE modem, it is also suitable for HUAWEI E398 4G modem to see how this will affect the transmission parameters. The test antenna pigtail gave about 10-20 percent increase download speeds and significant, even double increase the upload speed.

HUAWEI E398 Modem can be connected with two external antennas

Software installation went without problems. When you click on the drive icon began the iPlus Manager updated to version 2.4. In some common version of HUAWEI E398, it’s green Mobile Partner. After a while, the drivers are installed and the whole thing was ready to go.

Tests moved around to various good and services that require high-speed transfers, we used the Speedtest.net.

 

IPlus LTE Test on PC

First, Downloading files from the server 4glterouter.de located in Germany and servers located in the center Waszawie ATM. We have obtained the average transfers around 25 Mbit/s downstream and 2.3 Mbit/s when sending. Noteworthy is a very small oscillating ping usually around 22-24ms value.

Average download

Average upload

Ping

25.2 Mbit / s

2.3 Mbit / s

24ms

Second, playing Games on the biggest game center The service is one of several new services running in the cloud, which allow you to play online games installed on remote servers. There are such hits as Crysis2, FIFA, Battlefield 2, The Witcher 2 and many others. Interestingly, even in the most demanding games can be played on a relatively weak computer without a dedicated graphics card. What is more important, is the good speed, which is able to transmit commands from the mouse and keyboard so fast that the player has not felt the delay in the operation of the game. Tests of Crysisem2 were successful - I played this game on your own computer and admit that it was quick to play! Form reacted quickly and the resolution was sufficient to see small details.   3rd, Speedtest

       


IPlus LTE Test - Speedtest

 

Speedtest typically showed a speed of up to 35 Mbit/s, though there were in excess of the results of up to 40 Mbit/s or less than 25 Mbit/s. Also we managed to get impressive upload moments of over 25 Mbit/s.

4th, Video Skype video calls via Skype went smoothly. The condition is good for both sides of the link line.

 

5th  Youtube - full HD No any problem happened to launch on 2 monitors 3 videos Youtube in HD 1080p.

 

6th iPlus Neostrada LTE vs. 20 Mbit / s Fastest Neostrada now offer ADSL speed is 20 Mbit/s; the operator introduces VDSL solutions, but in our area it’s not available. How do you compare the fixed Neostrada and LTE? Virtually all the indicators are in favor Plus. The transfer rate is greater but pings are smaller. Neostrada, despite the theoretical speed of 20 Mbit/s, sync grabs at 15 Mbit/s in practice, gives about 12 Mbit/s transfer sometimes.


Summary

 

Plus LTE is the fastest network tested by us offering mobile Internet. Sometimes in excess of the transfer of 40 Mbit/s, we can instantly download the files. Also, the upload speed is very good.  If you do not need contracts with iPus, there are unlocked HUAWEI E398 4G Modems selling on www.4gltemall.com. If you are not sure whether LTE will operate in your location, you need to have a look at the map: 4gmap.info or contact us via email.  The test results were very good, and therefore can offer LTE for all users who are looking for high-speed Internet.