Category Archives: 4G

Huawei B525 CAT6 4G Router Replaces E5186 CAT6 4G Router

Huawei have announced that the E5186 CAT6 LTE 4G Router is now end of life and the replacement is the new Huawei B525 CAT6 4G Router.

Using a slightly smaller case than the E5186, the Huawei B525s-23a embedded CAT6 4G Router offers similar functionality with 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports and 802.11AC WiFi for wired and wireless device connectivity and the high speed CAT6 LTE 4G modem inside providing high speed 4G mobile Internet connectivity.

B525

The B525s-23a mainly supports the following features:

Access to LTE wireless networks

Access to Gigabit Ethernet networks

High-speed data access

– LTE FDD: DL 300 Mbit/s, UL 50 Mbit/s
– LTE TDD: DL 220 Mbit/s, UL 10 Mbit/s
– DC-HSPA+: DL 42 Mbit/s, UL 5.76 Mbit/s
– HSPA+: DL 21 Mbit/s (64QAM) / 28 Mbit/s (MIMO), UL 5.76 Mbit/s
– HSPA: DL 14.4 Mbit/s, UL 5.76 Mbit/s
– WCDMA PS: 384 kbit/s
– EDGE: DL 296 kbit/s, UL 236.8 kbit/s
– GPRS: 85.6 kbit/s

Complies with wireless 802.11b/g/n standards with data rates up to 300 Mbit/s
Complies with wireless 802.11a/ac standards with data rates up to 1300 Mbit/s
SMS
IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
External LTE antenna port
Support for HUAWEI HiLink App
WPS 2.0
HOTA updates
Built-in DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT
Security services. Provides instant protection to block potential security risks and intrusion attempts
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (does not support Windows RT), MAC OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 with latest upgrades
User-friendly design of LED indicator. Easy to observe the status of equipment.

CAT6 4G Modem Details

B525s-23a support:
z LTE: B1/3/7/8/20/32/38
FDD: 2100 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz/ 900 MHz/800 MHz/1500 MHz/
TDD: 2600 MHz
Intra-band contiguous: B3+B3, B7+B7, B38+B38
Inter-band: B3+B7, B3+B20, B7+B20, B7+B8, B3+B8, B1+B20, B1+B8,
B20+B32
z DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS:Band 1/8 2100MHz/900MHz
z EDGE/GPRS/GSM:Band 2/3/5/8 1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/900MHz
The B525s-23a supports the following standards:
z LTE(Long Term Evolution)
z DC-HSPA+(Dual Carrier High Speed Packet Access Plus)
z HSPA+(High Speed Packet Access Plus)
z HSUPA(High Speed Uplink Packet Access)
z HSDPA(High Speed Downlink Packet Access)
z UMTS(Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)
z EDGE(Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution)
z GPRS(General Packet Radio Service)
z GSM(Global System for Mobile Communications)
The B525s-23a supports wired and wireless network access, and provides data routing
service.

EE Announce 4GEE Double Speed 4G Services

EE (Everything Everywhere) the combined networks of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK have announced that users of their 4G network in the UK can now benefit form double speed 4G services.

Until now, the average 4G download speed using the 4GEE network was around 20Mbps which of course was good enough for plenty of customers who were pleased seeing the needle jump into 10-25Mbps download speeds when performing their 4G Speed Tests but now these users could expect to see their download speeds double and can see download speed up to 50Mbps.

One example of a successful 4G speed test is the one carried out by Westlake Communications who tested the new Proroute H685 4G router which uses the latest 4G LTE QMI technology to deliver the fastest speed in a 4G router available in the UK.  Tested in their Romford offices, Westlake used a standard EE 4G SIM Card and got download speeds of 45Mbps.

You can view details of the 4G Speed Test by visiting www.westlake.co.uk or their dedicated 3G and 4G router store which offers the proroute 4G router range at www.3grouterstore.co.uk.

Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung reveals its next phone

After much hype, Samsung has officially announced its next handset, according to zdnet.com.

Rumours had circulated that the new phone would be the latest addition to the Galaxy series and Samsung confirmed it will be the Galaxy S4 Mini. The phone will have a slightly smaller screen than its big sister, coming in at 4.3 inches.

One of the big selling points of the Galaxy S4 Mini will be that it is capable of taking a 4G sim, as well as being compatible with 3G dual sim networks. The main camera will also be eight megapixel, another feature likely to be welcomed by fans of the Galaxy devices.

Telegraph.co.uk reports that the Mini will have the remote control feature found on the S4, as well as the S Health features, but the Eye Scroll software won’t be included in the new phone.

Vice President of IT and Mobile Division for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, Simon Stanford said: “Demand for the Galaxy S4 has been phenomenal since it launched in April and we hope to build on this success with the Galaxy S4 Mini.”

The Galaxy S4 has now sold over ten million units since its launch last month, making it Samsung’s fastest-selling smartphone.

4G users spend more online thanks to faster speeds

Consumers with 4G mobile devices are more likely to spend more online as a result of their faster connections, thedrum.com reports.

A new study by eDigitalResearch and IMRG found that a third of 4G users have claimed they are ‘likely’ or ‘very likely’ to make more purchases on their mobile devices thanks to their quick internet speeds.

The research, which involved quizzing 2,000 consumers, found that 77 per cent of those with 4G connectivity had already used their devices whilst out shopping, to check prices, availability or read reviews. Tellingly, this figure was at just 53 per cent for those with only a 3G connection.

Elsewhere, the study also found that users of 4G were also more tech-savvy and more engaged with developments in the mobile world than their 3G-using peers. It also found that 14 per cent of all mobiles now came with 4G sims, although not all of them are currently in use.

The usage and effectiveness of 4G was also considered, with the result that 82 per cent of those surveyed who’d used 4G claimed it made browsing ‘faster’ or ‘considerably faster’.

Commenting on the findings, commercial director at eDigitalResearch, Derek Eccleston told ichannel.com: “The introduction of 4G technology looks set to have a considerable impact on retail markets.

“With faster internet speeds and a better all-round browsing experience, more and more shoppers are likely to turn to their 4G-enabled device to help them through their multichannel purchase journey. Whilst the thought of this might scare some, brands need to embrace this next step of the mobile revolution and ensure that their entire end-to-end customer journey across all channels is set for more mobile.”

Internet access more important than water, TV and heating, claims poll

Britons would be more ‘stressed out’ by not having internet access than if their heating was switched off, their TVs didn’t work or they didn’t have water, according to a new study.

A survey of 1,000 London commuters by Infosecurity Europe, reported by freshbusinessthinking.com, found more people would worry about not having internet access than some of the most valuable utilities used in everyday life.

The report suggests 38 per cent would be stressed out through lack of internet, followed by 32 per cent claiming lack of water would hinder their stress levels. Furthermore, 18 per cent cited lack of heating while no TV and no washing machine would be a bugbear to eight per cent and four per cent of commuters respectively, adds dezeen.com.

However, with the introduction of 4G to the UK, those worried about lack of internet access can use a 4G sim in a compatible mobile device in order to access their favourite sites or play games online.

Claire Sellick, event director for Infosecurity Europe, commented on the figures: “It is not just at home that the Internet has become a ‘must have’ – the same sentiment falls into the workplace too.

“Having an internet connection is part and parcel of our everyday lives [and is] becoming more important than even heat and water at home, which does seem phenomenal but shows just how dependent we are on the internet,” she added.