Chinese telecommunications technology company Huawei has globally introduced the world’s first LTE wireless broadband dongle which supports multi-modal internet access across 2G, 3G and 4G networks.The E392 is a USB data card that supports LTE TDD technology while still remaining backwards compatible with UMTS/DMS/CDMA networks, automatically switching between different applicable networks for optimum performance.
With LTE networks, standing for Long Term Evolution, still being a distant picture for major telecoms in Australia, the device acts as future-proof piece of equipment.
Huawei has trialled LTE technology with vividwireless, Vodafone and Telstra, and is currently rolling out Vodafone’s new mobile network that will later include LTE across about 8,000 sites across Australia.
“The introduction of the Huawei E392 will bring super-fast internet connectivity to users worldwide and accelerate the global development of the LTE TDD industry,” said President of Mobile Broadband for Huawei’s device division, Wu Shimin.
The E392 supports download speeds 20 times higher than existing 3G networks at up to 100Mbps. The device will become commercially available some time in this year’s third quarter.