Huawei today unveiled its latest innovation in mobile broadband terminal devices, the E398 modem, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The E398 is the world’s first triple-mode LTE modem compatible with all three major network standards: LTE, UMTS, and GSM.
The triple-mode modem, based on Qualcomm’s MDM9200TM chipset, will enable end-users to surf with high speed provided by LTE technology while seamlessly switching to other standards (UMTS or GSM). The modem also supports multiple mainstream LTE frequencies.
–”Qualcomm is pleased to be working with Huawei to bring new products based on our industry-leading multi-mode 3G/LTE chipset to market,” said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Europe. “We are committed to the seamless commercialization of next-generation technologies around the world.”
– “The E398 is designed to address increasing requirements for operators to introduce commercial LTE services with flexible evolution roadmaps. With the E398, the end-users don’t have to wait for the completion of the LTE network before they can enjoy 10 times higher speeds, as well as a continuous surfing experience. With rapid growth in the LTE market, Huawei will see the E398 modem as a start for future cooperation with partners all over the world”, says James Chen, Managing Director of Huawei Nordic Office.
The Huawei E398 modem will be initially launched in the world’s first LTE/GSM shared network in Sweden operated by Net4Mobility, a joint infrastructure venture between Tele2 Sweden and Telenor Sweden.
-“The E398 will play a very important role in the ecosystem, assuring our customers a high quality surfing experience and enjoying new mobility services in Sweden’s first nation wide 4G-network. Teaming up with Huawei and Qualcomm, will secure a fast and efficient roll out of commercial LTE-services”, says Björn Lundström, CTO of Tele2.
- “We are pleased to see that the industry is now coming together, enabling us to pursue a rapid and efficient roll out of LTE-based services. Huawei and Qualcomm have a strong track record when it comes to cutting edge technology and we see great potential for the E398 modem”, said Magnus Zetterberg, CTO of Telenor Sweden.
The same operators have selected Huawei to develop their nationwide LTE network in Sweden in terms of both infrastructure and terminal solutions.