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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.

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.

 

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.

Teltonika RUT104 HSPA+ 3G Router

Teltonika, a leading manufacturer of GSM and 3G M2M communications technology has announced the launch of their new RUT104 HSPA+ Router.

This revised version of their popular 3G router provides faster 3G Internet connectivity for the RUT104 Router.  Using the latest HSPA+ network technology the RUT104 offers fast mobile broadband download speeds up to 14.4Mbps and upload speeds up to 5.76Mbps.

Teltonika RUT104 HSPA+ 3G Router

The Teltonika RUT104 boasts an impressive feature list for such a low priced, industrial grade 3G router including built-in site to site VPN functionality (IPsec, Open VPN and PPTP), Firewall and Port Forwarding features, all essential on a 3G router designed to provide remote access over the 3G network for applications such as CCTV, Digital Signage, Solar Installations and Wind Turbine management and monitoring.

Using a 3G router instead of a wired broadband service has become increasingly popular and Teltonika have seen a huge rise in demand for their 3G routers and this has led to a significant investment in a revised version of their RUT104 router including a redesigned web interface.

This router is easy to install and configure and provides a reliable 3G internet connection and with the added benefit of a Ping Reboot feature that can be configured to automatically reboot the router to re-establish a 3G connection in the event that the 3G network disconnects the device, makes the Teltonika the first choice of 3G router for high speed mobile broadband connectivity for a wide range of M2M (Machine to Machine) remote monitoring and management applications.

The rise in the use of 3G mobile broadband routers for M2M applications has been driven by the low cost of reliable 3G Routers, the availability of Fixed IP SIM cards, the falling cost of 3G connectivity and the rising cost of installing wired broadband in temporary or remote locations as well as the availability of 3G connectivity from O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and Three across the UK.

The Teltonika RUT104 is available in the UK from Westlake Communications Ltd, a leading supplier of 3G Routers.

 

Share your Mobile Broadband USB Modem with a 3G Router.

Many users of Mobile Broadband simply plug their 3G USB Modem into their laptop or PC and start surfing the web.  Hoever, if they also own a WiFi iPad and want to use their mobile broadband modem for this, then they can’t.  The same applies to other laptops or WiFi products in the house.  You could invest in a MiFi unit that runs on batteries and share the connection, but for the home this might ot give the best coverage and will not allow the connection on non WiFi devices.

The 3G Router is the answer to this problem of sharing a single USB 3G Modem, simply insert the modem into the router and you can nowconnect multiple devices using a wired or wireless connection.  The Option Globesurfer X1 is a great example of this type of solution.  When you plug in your 3G Dongle it provides WiFi for mobile devices and two Ethernet ports for wired connections.  The Globesurfer X.1 also feature an additional USB port for a USB Printer or memory stick for file or printer sharing.

Another 3G Router option is using an embedded 3G Router.  This simply means that the 3G technology is already inside the router so you just insert your mobile broadband SIM card and connect your PC’s or devices using the traditional Ethernet and WiFi interfaces.  The advantage of using an embedded 3G Router is that in most cases is is easier to connect an external antenna to help improve 3G signal reception in poor signal areas.  An embedded 3G router provides a more long term solution so is ideal for a home or business user that wants to use a 3G router to replace their ADSL broadband service.  Some embedded 3G Routers include a built-in ADSL router so they can be used as a normal ADSL Broadband router and automatically fail over to 3G in trhe event that the wired broadband services become unavailable.  This is especially useful for businesses that rely on their internet connection.  In fact, the Telecom FM Dataroute router has this built in functionality and even sends the user an SMS message when the router fails over to 3G to warn that the ADSL is down so the problem can be remedied. 

One of the problems faced by long term mobile broadband connections is the factthat mobile broadband providers have a tendency to drop the connection which requires the owner of the 3G router to reboot the router to re-establish the connection.  Many embedded 3G router manufacturers have tackled this problem by inlcuding some form of automatic reboot.  In the example of the Telecom Dataroute, when used in 3G mode only it will send a ping to an IP address on the internet at set intervals and if it does not receive a reply it will assume it has been disconnected and reboot and reconnect to the mobile broadband service.  This makes this type of embedded 3G router with Ping Reboot feature very reliable for M2M applications (Machine to Machine).  For example, a CCTV company that wants to remotely monitor some cameras can install a lower cost 3G Router mobile broadbad solution instead of an ADSL service and can remotely access their CCTV equipment via the 3G network, with the peace of mind that they can ensure a reliable, long term 3g connection.  Other M2M applications include digital signage ad remote monitoring and management applications.