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21/03/2013

Why HUAWEI E398u-11 4G LTE FDD USB modem is Hot?

Here now, many customers are looking for Huawei E398 4G LTE FDD USB modem, the accurate model number is Huawei E398u-11. However, due to the supply shortage, many customers have to wait for the new stock arrival, and they would never will to change other similar modems. Then someone may ask: why Huawei E398u-11 is hot in the market?  

 

 

Usually, the frequency band that a 4G USB modem could support is important for user to choose and decide whether it is appropriate for specific areas or countries. Let's have a look at the frequency band that Huawei E398u-11could support, it works with 4G LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600 MHz.  

 

 

 

The FDD band 2600 MHz is the common band for FDD, and band 1800MHz is the most popular band, so there are many 4G USB dongle could support them. They are not the focus from customer, then the Band 2100MHz is the focus from customer, because comparing with the previous two bands, few modems are available on the market to support this band.  

 

 

 

Another factor is also important for users: the external antenna connector. And there should be two antenna connectors available in the modem. Actually, Huawei E398u-18 also support band 2100 MHz, but most customers don't change to E398u-18 because there is only one external antenna connector. The single pigtail can't finish the task for MIMO connection.

 

   

 

The third factor is that Huawei brand. As the most professional vendor for USB modem, Huawei is always the most trustful brand not only for 3G USB dongle, but also on 4G LTE Surfstick.  

 

   

 

Now that Huawei E398u-11 is in shortage, which 4G modem would be alternative foe replacement? Below are the some models for consideration:    

 

Huawei E392u-6:

- 4G LTE bands: FDD 2600/2100/1800/900Mhz

- 3G UMTS: 900/2100Mhz

- Two external antenna connector    

 

Sierra Wireless AirCard 320u:

- LTE 1800/2600 MHz

- WCDMA 850/900/2100 MHz

- Two external antenna connector  

 

ZTE MF820:

- LTE-FDD 1800/2100/2600Mhz

- 3G UMTS 900/2100Mhz

- No external antenna connector  

 

So if you can’t wait and urgent for project, the above three models could be taken into consideration or replacement.    

30/01/2013

Will you buy HUAWEI E398u-11 or ZTE MF820 for your 4G LTE Modem?

As the top telecommunication equipment suppliers in China, ZTE and Huawei are always competing from 3G to 4G market. To share the global market, they may release similar telecom products for wireless network. Huawei E398u-11 4G LTE Surfstick and ZTE MF820 4G USB dongle are two similar modems that both works for 4G LTE FDD network band 1800/2100/2600MHz.  

 

Then here comes the question: which one is better between Huawei E398u-11 and ZTE MF820 4G LTE USB Modem?    


Appearance

 

From the appearance, they both in rotatable USB design and the modem body is somewhat bigger than common 3G USB dongles. Huawei E398u-11 seems cooler because the design is inspired by luxury car.    


External Antenna Connector  

 

There are two external antenna connectors in HUAWEI E398u-11 but there is no external antenna port in ZTE MF820. With 2 x 2 MIMO antenna, the speed would be double or may even triple faster.

   

Operation

 

If you want to plug 4G SIM card to the modem ZTE MF820, you need to open the whole back cover of MF820. And according the writer's experience, the design is not user-friendly, because the first question is you don't know where to open it, second, after you find the little cap to open, you may be unable to open it if you don't too much effort. And you must two hands together to work. But if taking too much effort, you may worry to break the modem. You will never wish to break the modem before using it.

 

 

In this case, Huawei E398u-11 is easy to operate. There is only a short cap of a third of back cover. One hand can open it easily.    


Mobile partner  

 

Most of HUAWEI E398u-11 4G Modem is with mobile partner, like ZTE, it also has its own operation software. Both of them would take a little bit long time to install and get ready for connection. With large firmware, sometimes, they may let your PC run very slowly. But I personally like HUAWEI mobile partner more, because it seems HUAWEI Mobile partner is more simple and easier to setup than ZTE.

   

Connection speed  

 

HUAWEI E398u-11 and ZTE MF820 could both connect in few seconds, actually, it may depends on the external network situation to determine which could connects faster. Under the same condition, HUAWEI E398u-11 may connect faster than ZTE MF820 for only 2-4 seconds, usually, we can’t notice that.  

 

The above factors are important for a user to choose a 4G LTE USB modem, but it seems the two modems are equal to buy. HUAWEI E398u-11 is just better in appearance and antenna function, other factors are almost same, in this case, users can choose per their preference. If you like cool model and better signal and speed to surf, you should choose HUAWEI E398u-11, but if you want practical modem with better price, ZTE MF820 should be taken into your consideration.   If you want to have more options for 4G LTE USB dongles, please check http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-usb-modem.html .  

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.