Category Archives: Mobile Data

EE still running the 4G market

EE is still running the 4G market, with a company prediction that there will be one million 4G customers by the end of the year.

The mobile phone network has announced that 318,000 people are currently running their super fast mobile broadband service. Around 1,600 medium and large businesses have also signed up, according to ibtimes.co.uk.

EE has released financial results for the first quarter of 2013 and claimed last month that it wanted to reach the big one million this year. With O2, Vodafone and Three all hot on its heels to offer 4G sims in the next few months, competition could be stiff.

Chief Financial Officer of EE, Neal Milson said: “Today’s results are in line with our expectations, and we are making good progress focusing on high value segments.

“We expect to strengthen our industry leadership position in the year ahead as the 4G roll out continues and we introduce double-speed 4GEE.”

Sky.com reports that this is the first time the network has released any subscriber numbers, since it launched the service in November 2012.  Average speeds are expected to reach 20Mbps in ten different cities by the end of June, according to company predictions.

EE has around 27 million customers and expects to have 4G coverage for 70 per cent of the population by the end of the year.

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.

iPhone 5 Release Date – 12th September 2012

The Apple iPhone 5 will be with us in the next few days and we can anticipate the usual rush for Apple fans to get their hands on this latest version of the popular smartphone.  Long queues outside Apple Stores and the endless quest online searching for the best mobile phone network plan to reduce the initial cost of owning this desirable smartphone.

However, this year you will now be able to get lightning fast 4G LTE services on your iPhone 5 because Everything Everywhere (Orange and T-Mobile) have also launched their 4G LTE network in the UK offering download speeds up to 25Mbps using their 1800Mhz spectrum.  This means that when you are choosing your iPhone 5 4G LTE service provider then Orange and T-Mobile are going to be the networks of choice, leaving O2 and Vodafone loyalists with ‘slow’ 3G connectivity.  Will this perfect timing of 4G LTE network upgrade and the launch of the iPhone 5 LTE create a perfect storm for the UK mobile phone operators and users with a swing towards Orange and T-Mobile as the leading UK mobile phone operator, burgeoning their already huge customer base of over 28 million customers?

Like any 3G or 4G technology, the speed available using the new 4G LTE network with your 4G LTE Phone will depend upon the distance to the tower and the number of connected users downloading content at the same time.  In the USA, many users of Verizon’s 4G LTE Network report an average download speed of only 8Mbps which many users of existing 3G HSPA+ technology in the UK already report so 4G LTE may only offer slightly higher average data speeds.

Whilst this is all good new for the iphone 5 launch and the launch of the new 4G LTE Network, lets not forget that that high speed 4G LTE service could also be used to provide internet for the home and in recent 4G LTE trials using a 4G LTE modem (4G Dongle) users found that they could get a high speed mobile broadband connection which means that the 4G LTE Network needs new 4G hardware in the form a an LTE Router to enable users to insert their 4G LTE SIM Card into the router to get high speed mobile broadband to share in their home or business or a 4G LTE Travel Router to enjoy high speed mobile broadband on the go.

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

 

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Whether you want to tell your customers about a new Hosted Telephony service, SIP Trunking, 3G Router, IP Phone or business phone system then you can publish it quickly on the Telecoms News website.

Infinity Wireless IW-021 21Mbps Dongle with WiFi Hotspot – The Next Generation USB HSPA+ 4G Modem

Get ready to upgrade your wireless broadband to the next generation of USB 4G Modems.  The Infinity Wireless IW-021 is the latest HSPA+ Modem offering mobile broadband connectivity for your laptop with lightning fast download speeds up to 21Mbps.  The IW021 uses the latest HSPA+ network technology to provide a 21Mbps Modem that simply plugs into the USB port of your laptop or PC and uses a contract or PAYG mobile broadband SIM card and there is zero configuration required becuase the IW-021 21MBps Dongle updates it’s database of network APN settings from a central database on a daily basis.

Infinity Wireless IW-021 4G Modem / HSPA+ 21Mbps Dongle

However, not content with just providing a super fast 21Mbps Modem, Infinity Wireless (formerly LM Technologies) decided that their users should be able to share their high speed 4G Modem connection so introduced their Mi-Finity software that turns the IW-021 4G Modem into a high speed WiFi Hotspot so now you can share your wireless broadband connection with up to six devices.  So now you are getting a high speed 21Mbps Modem and a 4G wireless hotspot modem for the same price that you would typically pay for an old 3G USB Modem.

The Infinity Wireless IW-021 will take  mobile broadband to the next level offering fast mobile broadband download speeds and the ability to share your connection and we think that at just £49.00 + VAT it is an easy choice to upgrade your old 3G modem and start taking advantage of the next generation mobile broadband.

The Infinity Wireless IW-021 4G Modem will be available mid July 2012  from the 3G Router Store.

EXTENDING 4G MOBILE COVERAGE

A proposed ‘special condition” that will be attached to the auction of 800MHz airwaves freed up as the UK switches from analogue to digital TV – the so called “digital dividend- – in order to promote competition and make 4th Generation (4G) mobile spectrum available even in areas where there is little or no commercial incentive, has been published for consultation by Ofcom.

In a March 2011 consultation,  Ofcom proposed that a special condition attached to one of the 800MHz licences would oblige the holder to roll out a 4G network to at least 95% of the UK population. Following the government’s October decision to spend £150m providing infrastructure capable of supporting  4G coverage in so-called ‘not-spots’, Ofcom now proposes extending  this condition either to require 98% coverage of the UK population or to require one 800MHz operator to provide 4G coverage that not only matches 2G coverage, but extends into the ‘not-spot’ areas.

Second consultation on assessment of future mobile competition and proposals for the award of 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum and related issues’ is available at http://tinyurl.com/Wzlnf-6hl45

21Mbps Router

Do you want high speed mobile broadband internet connectivity?

The Zalip CDG561WE 21Mbps Router will provide high speed mobile broadband for your home or office application.  The Zalip CDG561WE 3G Router inlcudes 4 x 10/100 Ethernet ports for wired LAN connectivity as well as 300Mbps 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Wireless connectivity.

21Mbps Router

The Zalip CDG561WE 4G Router will provide a reliable mobile broadband connection and includes features like Ping Reboot which will automatically reboot the router and reconnect to the mobile network in the event that the mobile broadband connection is lost.  The CDG561WE router also accepts SMS message commands to reboot the router making this a reliable high speed 21Mbps Router for M2M Machine to Machine remote monitoring and management applications such as remote connection to a CCTV DVR unit.  The Zalip CDG561WE includes common features such as port forwarding, so when used with a Fixed IP SIM Card can provide an easy to use, feature rich HSPA+ Router solution.

XYFI – The World’s Smallest 3G WiFi Hotspot Travel Router

The award winning Option XYFI is a 14.4Mbps 4G Modem with built in WiFi Hotspot. TheOption XYFI is the World’s smallest WiFi Hotspot.

The Option XYFI is priced at £119.00 + VAT and is available in the UK from the 3G Router Store.

XYFI – The world’s smallest 3G and WiFi Personal Hotspot

  • XYFI is the World’s smallest WLAN/3G router
  • Network offloading – switches between 3G and WLAN as required
  • Dual mode WiFi for simultaneous Hotspot access
  • Simply secure out of the box WPA encryption with WPS
  • File sharing microSD
  • Optional high capacity battery pack and AC adapter
  • Driverless operation
  • Customizable clip-on covers

Hardware specifications

  • Retractable USB connector
  • Exchangeable/Customizable covers
  • microSD slot
  • Status LEDs
  • SIM card interface compliant with 3GPP 31.101 and 31.102 supporting 1.8 and 3V UICCs

Specifications

WLAN

  • 802.11 b/g
  • Dual Mode AP and client operation
  • WPA, WPA2, WEP
  • WPS
  • microSD File sharing
  • 1-8 simultaneous users
  • Advanced NAT

3G (WCDMA)

  • Dual or Triple band configuration supporting combinations of the following bands: 2100, 1900, 1800, 900, 850, AWS
  • Advanced receiver with equalizer
  • HSDPA: Category 10 (14 Mbps)
  • HSUPA: Category 6
  • UE Power Class 3 (except Band II: Class 4)

E-GPRS

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GSM Power Class 4 (2W) for 850/900 bands
  • GSM Power Class 1 (1W) for 1800/1900 bands – EDGE/GPRS air interface
  • 3GPP Rel99 with selected Rel4 features
  • EDGE 8PSK class E2 (+27 dBm in 850/900 bands, +26 dBm in 1800/1900 bands)
  • GPRS/EGPRS Multislot Class 33 (5 slots Rx, 4 slots Tx)
  • GPRS/EDGE Class B Type 1 MT
  • GPRS CS1-CS4; EDGE MCS1-MCS9
  • EDGE data throughput (peak): 247 kbps
  • EDGE data throughput (average): 215 kbps downlink and 200 kbps uplink

Terminal Equipment Interfaces

  • USB 2.0 High speed (1.1 compatible)
  • Optional Device Drivers: Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS (version 10.4.1 or later)

Approvals and certifications

                    All applicable security and regulatory approvals, Operator and Infrastructure IOT

Environmental

  • Environmental Operating temperature: 0 to +40ºC
  • RoHS Compliant

The Option XYFI can be used as your main connectivity device becuase it will also connect to WLAN networks and switch to 3G Network when out of range of the Wireless Hotspot.  In the UK this means that if you use BT Openreach Hotspots you can have the Option XYFI connect to the BT Openreach network when available and switch to 3G mobile broadband when you move out of an Openreach hotspot.  This will save you having to keep checking and selecting whether to use 3G or search for hotspots simplifying your mobile broadband use.

The XYFI 4G Mobile Broadband WiFi Hotspot can be powered by any USB device so is ideal to connect to the USB port of your PC or Laptop, a USB Power Socket or car USB port.