Huawei and M1 Spearhead LTE in Singapore
Huawei on the Fast Track
Huawei partnered with M1 to launch South East Asia's first Long Term Evolution (LTE) network at CommunicAsia 2011. The dual band LTE network will be operating on both the 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz frequency. It will have an initial theoretical downlink speed of 75 Mbps and uplink speed of 37.5 Mbps.
Huawei also showcased three of its mobile broadband devices at CommunicAsia, some of which will be ready high speed downlinks you get from the LTE networks.
The E398 is the first multimode dongle, which offers the flexibility to switch between the different networks. It has a USB 2.0 port and runs on Green software.
Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi E589
The Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi E589 is also a multimode broadband device, allowing you to utilize LTE/3G/2G networks. It also has a microSD card slot that allows you to share files on the card.
The main feature of the E589 dongle is that it is multimode, which allows it to function across LTE, 3G and 2G networks. As such, should you fail to latch onto the LTE network, there's always the existing 3G networks to fall back on. It has an estimated surfing time of about 6 hours. It also has a microSD slot where you can share files stored on the card.