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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.

Teltonika RUT500 3G Router Reduced To £82.00

Westlake Connect / 3G Router Store have announced a series of amazing deals on the Teltonika 3G and 3G Routers with the entry level Teltonika RUT500 M2M 3G Router at just £82.00 each.

The RUT500 is an embedded, industrial grade 3G router with 3 x RJ45 Ethernet LAN Ports and WiFi and includes an embedded 3G module – so you can insert your 3G SIM card and connect to your mobile broadband service.

Teltonika_RUT500_Fixed_Antennas

The RUT500 includes a 3G keep alive feature called ping reboot that is configured to ping an IP address on the Internet, something like Google public DNS server and if the router does not get a response then it will reboot and re-establish the 3G connection.  This sort of feature is needed because 3G and 4G services are an always available service and not an always on service.

This Ping Reboot feature makes the Teltonika RUT500 ideal for M2M (Machine To Machine) applications that need a reliable 3G connection – after all there is no point relying on a 3G connection for remote monitoring and management if you need to drive to site every week to turn your router off and on to get it to reconnect to the mobile network.  This is why many M2M installations that want to use a 3G or 3G connection will use an M2M type router rather than rely on a cheaper router and USB Modem set up.

The Teltonika RUT500 also has an extra resilience feature called SMS Reboot so you can send the RUT500 an SMS message to get it to reboot or to send an SMS with the router status or to switch the 3G connection on or off.

Of course the 3G router is just one part of the equation to provide remote access using mobile broadband.  You will also need a SIM Card and the majority of users will opt for a Fixed IP SIM Card – this is a service from a specialist provider that enables the 3G router to use the mobile phone networks for the 3G connection but also provides a Public, Fixed IP Address so your 3G router, when used with a Fixed IP SIM Card provides you with a router, with an internet connection with a Fixed, Public IP address – that means you can contact the router from anywhere on the Internet and use port forwarding to connect to your devices on the LAN such as CCTV equipment (IP Cameras, DVR etc) or any other type of networked device including building management, energy monitoring (Wind/Solar), Digital Advertising (Remote Media/Digital Signage).  If you just use a normal SIM card directly from the mobile networks your SIM card will connect to the Internet but will only be issued with a private IP address so you will never be able to communicate directly with your router, nor use features like port forwarding or DYNDNS – of course when you use a PC connected to the 3G router and open a web browser and visit a site like www.showmyip.co.uk then you will see that your connection has what appears to be a public IP address, however your router will have a different private IP address on the mobile network private network and the public IP address you see will be shared with up to 250 other users because the mobile network is using CGNAT (Carrier Grade NAT).

Teltonika also provide other 3G and 4G routers through their distributor in the UK, Westlake Connect Ltd (www.westlake.co.uk) who own and operate several dedicated online stores including www.3grouterstore.co.uk and www.4grouter.co.uk.

The Teltonika range consists of:-

  • Teltonika RUT500 3G Router
  • Teltonika RUT900 3G Router
  • Teltonika RUT950 4G Router
  • Teltonika RUT955 4G Router
  • Teltonika RUT750 Weatherproof Outdoor 4G Router

 

 

EE 4G Tractor at Glastonbury Festival 2013

EE-pimped eco-tractor to provide 4G at Glastonbury

Glastonbury festival-goers will be able to log on to a Wi-Fi hotspot at the event’s campsite with the help of some converted farm equipment, reports telegraph.co.uk.

EE 4G Tractor at Glastonbury Festival 2013

The “EE-pimped eco-tractor” will drive around all weekend, sharing internet access using 4G technology, with people able to track where the vehicle is by following the @EE Twitter account.

Spencer McHugh, brand director at the mobile network, said: “We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s Glastonbury where we will be installing the first ever superfast 4G network at a UK festival to help those on site stay connected.”

He also mentioned how the tractor idea follows in the footsteps of the 4G cabs stunt which the company carried out earlier this year. In terms of the tractor, people within ten metres of the machine should be able to get on to the internet.

EE was the first network in the UK to offer 4G services and is keen to encourage more users to upgrade to 4G sims in the future. The technology allows much faster internet speeds.

Glastonbury, which runs from Wednesday June 26th to Sunday June 30th this year, is considered to be the largest greenfield festival in the world, according to bbc.co.uk. This year’s event site at Worthy Farm in Pilton is 900 acres, with a perimeter of 8.5 miles. All 135,000 tickets for the 2013 edition sold out in under 2 hours.

4G Freeview TV Interference fears unfounded

4G Freeview interference fears unfounded

Trials of the new 4G platform have confirmed that it will not disrupt Freeview digital television signals, despite initial fears, itproportal.com reports.

Tests performed by at800, a group created by Three, Vodafone, EE and O2, discovered that activating the masts did not interfere with Freeview outputs. A trial carried out across parts of west and south London in April resulted in not one single complaint.

There had been concerns that activating the masts would have an adverse impact – or ‘TV apocalypse’ as some have termed it – due to the ‘close proximity of the 800MHZ LTE (4G) frequency to the UK’s Freeview signal’. However, a second trial in the West Midlands had the same positive outcome – which is great news for 4G operators and homeowners keen to install 4G routers.

Speaking specifically about the London test, at800 chief executive Simon Beresford-Wylie said: “London is a big and important market for 4G services and also has millions of Freeview viewers. Clearly it was essential for the broadcasters and the mobile operators that we run trials in London before a roll-out of 4G at 800MHz.

“Whilst it seems unlikely that there will be issues for the vast majority of television viewers in the capital, we will remain alert to any possible interference when roll-out commences.”

A further is taking place currently across the far hillier terrain of Brighton, according to bbc.co.uk. Though a ‘handful of issues’ have been highlighted so far, should the test ultimately prove successful, then the 4G roll-out could take place in the summer.

BT enters the 4G race in surprise U-turn

British Telecom has begun searching for a new telecoms partner, following a surprise U-turn on its mobile ambitions.

The BT group snagged £200 million worth of the 4G spectrum in the recent auction, but at the time said that they had no intention of entering the mobile communications market. Instead, it was believed that BT would use the spectrum to bolster their national Wi-Fi hotspot network, perhaps giving customers a 4G router.

However, the telecoms giant has now begun a tender for an operator to provide mobile services to BT customers. While the tender is open to all the operators it is widely expected that O2 will be the preferred bidder.

O2 was originally owned by BT but was sold off to Telefonica in 2005. O2 failed to win any of the 2.6GHz spectrum that BT bought, which is why industry insiders believe that a deal could be done.
Talking to FT.com, a BT spokesman said: “We won some excellent 4G spectrum just recently so it makes sense for us to explore the new opportunities that 4G presents.”

Sam Gibbs of Gizmodo.co.uk speculated that BT could well bundle 4G services with its broadband package which would make it a very tempting overall offer for many consumers and businesses alike.

Proroute – New M2M 3G Router Storms Ahead Of Competition

Since it’s launch in September 2012, the Proroute range of M2M 3G Routers have taken the UK market by storm.  Offering an industrial grade, M2M 3G router using the latest high speed HSPA+ embedded modem technology the Proroute H685 and H700 3G Routers have won the hearts and minds of both the security and energy services marketplaces as the premium 3G router to provide 3G wireless Broadband connectivity for remote management and monitoring of equipment at remote sites using high speed 3G mobile broadband services.

The cost of using 3G compared to traditional landline broadband is now more competitive in many instances and the Proroute 3G routers provide a convenient and reliable 3G service for Machine To Machine (M2M) communications with advanced keep alive features and a specification list making it suitable for 99% of applications the Proroute M2M 3G Routers are the ideal choice for your 3G remote connectivity services for small and large projects alike.

Already used in over 36,000 installations worldwide, the Proroute M2M range of industrial grade 3G routers have been providing robust, reliable M2M connectivity for over six years and with the latest HSPA+ technology offering download speeds of up to 21Mbps and upload speeds up to 5.76Mbps these 3G routers offer a real alternative towired broadband services.

The Proroute H685 series router provides a single HSPA+ Module withan  RJ45 Ethernet port for wired LAN connectivity as well as a WAN Port to enable the router to be used as a failover 3G router.  Also inlcuded inside this robist metal casing that protects the router in the harshest of environments is built-in WiFi offering high speed N Wireless as well as 802.11b/g wireless connectivity, Keep Alive features to ensure a permanent 3G connection, firewall and port forwarding options to suit most installations as well as wide ranging temperature and voltage specifications to ensure compatibility and functionality in the majority of applications.

The Proroute H700 has all the same features as the H685 3g router but includes a second HSPA+ 3G Module making this dual SIM 3G router the ideal solution for mission critical applications where redundancy is required.  The Proroute H700 3G Router will failover to a second network in the event that the primary network becomes unavailable and becuase the router contains two 3G modules it can either do this with a cold start to switch to the second module and SIM card or can be configured for a Hot Start whereby both 3G module are actice at the same time allowing for a hot switch to the backup network if required ensuring the miniumum of disruption or downntime.  The H700 M2M Dual SIM 3G Router can also be configured to use both HSPA+ 3G connections at the same time using built-in load balancing, ideal for users that need additional bandwidth within a single dual SIM 3G Router.

The manufacturers of the Proroute 3G routers are so confident in their reliability that they offer an advance replacement warranty free of charge for all Proroute 3G routers in the UK.  This warranty covers hardware failure to ensure that customers and users of Proroute routers provide the best levels of customer service and satisfaction from a company that wants to deliver the same reliability and service as it’s products.

Mobile Fun expands warehouse to support increasing sales

Mobile Fun gears up for Christmas and international sales boost with warehouse extension

Ruel Taylor Mobilefun

Birmingham, 08 October 2012. Mobile Fun, the UK’s leading online retailer of mobile accessories, has extended its warehouse and distribution centre to meet increasing sales.

The 25 per cent additional space within its UK warehouse come as a result of Mobile Fun’s successful international expansion over the past 18 months, with the launch of four new websites, in Spain, The Netherlands, Italy and the US, adding to its existing portfolio of sites in the UK, France and Germany.

Operations Director, Ruel Taylor, commented: “International orders currently make up 30 per cent of our total revenue and this is growing every month, especially following the successful launch of our new websites across Europe and the US.

“As a result of continually increasing demand from customers worldwide, our existing warehouse simply wasn’t large enough to handle all of the orders we are now processing. Our reputation for offering the largest range of mobile accessories is extending beyond the UK and Europe, so we’ve created additional space to help us fulfil growing international orders quickly.”

The extended warehouse will also ensure Mobile Fun is prepared for the upcoming Christmas period. Last December, Mobile Fun achieved its first “million month” with sales of over £1.1m and the company anticipates order numbers will increase significantly this year, from October onwards, thanks in part  to a strong roadmap of devices launching and selling in Q4. These include the highly anticipated iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 and Nexus products.

For more information, and to see what mobile accessories Mobile Fun has to offer, simply visit www.mobilefun.co.uk.

About Mobile Fun

Mobile Fun is the UK’s leading Internet retailer offering a market leading range of accessories for mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices from its growing portfolio of websites in the UK and in Europe.

With a product range of over 6,000 globally-sourced mobile accessories and tens of thousands of mobile downloads available on its websites, Mobile Fun has successfully established a market-leading position within the competitive mobile, smartphone and tablet sectors.

Mobile Fun has offices in the UK, Germany, France and Spain and delivers products to over 50 countries worldwide.

Mobile Fun was ranked as the UK’s 7th ‘Fastest Growing Technology Based Company’ in the Sunday Times 2006 Microsoft Tech Track 100, was awarded the ‘Online Retailer of the Year’ title at the Mobile News Awards 2011 then again in 2012 and won Best Online Business (Consumer) at the ECMOD Awards 2012 and the Online Retail Awards 2011 and 2012 ‘Computers and Telecommunications’ category.

Article Posted On Telecom News 10th October 2012.

2N Speedroute 4G LTE Router – Get Ready For 4G

The UK is getting high speed 4G wireless broadband and Everything Everywhere (EE) – owner of Orange and T-Mobile will be the first UK mobile provider to roll out 4G LTE services.  in order to take advantage of this new hiogh speed 4G service you will need an LTE compatible device, either a 4G LTE Phone or 4G LTE Smartphone or for a computer user you might want to use a 4G Modem to provide a 4G internet connetion for your laptop or PC.

2N Speedroute 4G LTE Router

If you want to really take advantage of the new high speed 4G service for several computers then you might want to consider a 4G LTE Router like the 2N Speedroute.  This is a 4G Router that will work with the new LTE 4G Services as well as working with the existing 3G services such as DC HSPA+ (Up To 42Mbps), HSPA+ (Up To 21Mbps) and HSPA (Up To 7.2Mbps).  this means that if you have not yet got 4G Internet then you could install the 2N Speedroute 4G LTE Router safe in the knowledge that when 4G is available you can upgrade to your chosen 4G LTE service provider and start using the higher speed 4G Internet service.

The 2N Speedroute is priced at £345.00 and is available for next working day delivery in the UK from the 4G Router Store.

 

The 2N Speedroute 4G Router will provide both wired and wireless ALN connectivity so you can connect your compauters, games consoles, IP Cameras, tablets, smartphones and televisions.  In fact anything that you would normally connect to a normal wired broadband router can be connected to the 2N Speedroute 4G Router.

 

How Fast Is 3G?

With the recent hype from Everything Everywhere (Orange and T-Mobile) about their new 4G LTE Service which they are calling 4GEE, many comparisons are being made between existing 3G and the new 4G wireless broadband services.  EE (Everything Everywhere) are using some Ofcom report which states that the average 3G Speed in the UK is only 1-2Mbps and their new 4G service will be five times faster (I suppose that means 5-10Mbps).

This 1-2Mbps is not the reality for most users and since Three.co.uk updated their 3G network to the new HSPA+service which offers download speeds up to 21Mbps, many users find that their download and upload speeds on 3G are around 5-6Mbps for download and 2Mbps for upload and many users of traditional fixed line ADSL broadband services in rural and semi-rural locations do not get this kind of speed and are moving to 3G wireless broadband internet.

When we tested our 3 Mobile SIM card inside a Zalip CDG561WE 3G Router which is a HSPA+ Router we consistently got 12Mbps download speeds and 2Mbps upload speeds which we thought was very impressive.

How Fast Is 3G - CDG561WE Speedtest with 3 Mobile SIM

So when you are asking the question How Fast is 4G then you should also ask How Fast Is 3G so you can make a proper comparison when deciding whether or not to invest in a new 4G LTE Router or 4G Modem and whether existing 3G mobile broadband is enough for you especially as many networks still cap your 3G data limits when using a 3G Modem, 3G Dongle or 3G Router with many of the uncapped 3G data plans only available for use in 3G Smartphones.

Three Launch Huawei E5331 Value HSPA+ MiFi Wireless Hotspot Travel Router

Three have announced the launch of the Huawei E5331, a new MiFi unit which provides wireless broadband connectivity for multiple users with WiFi connectivity.

Huawei E5331 MiFi       

 

The Huawei E5331 MiFi uses the latest HSPA+ mobile broadband technology to provide faster download speeds and this value MiFi is cheaper than the slower HSPA MiFi predecessors.

Huawei E5331 Features

  • High Speed 3G/4G MiFi 21.1Mbps Download/ 5.76 Upload HSPA+
  • GSM bands: UMTS 2100
  • Weight: 82g
  • Battery performance: Up to 4 hours with 5 users connected, standby 280 hours (HB7A1H Battery)

 CLICK HERE for more information and pricing about the Huawei E5331