Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Novatel preps USB modem for N. American HSPA+

updated 10:05 am EDT, Thu October 8, 2009

Novatel unveils Ovation MC998D

Novatel chose CTIA to launch its fastest Ovation USB modem so far. The MC998D (not yet shown) supports the current HSPA+ spec for 3G and will connect at up to 21Mbps downstream (5.76Mbps upstream) on supporting networks. It's also explicitly designed for North America's 850MHz and 1,900MHz HSPA frequiencies and will support the HSPA+ networks of Bell, Rogers and Telus in Canada as well as 7.2Mbps HSPA on AT&T in the US. The 2,100MHz band also gives it some support in Europe.

A future firmware update could let the new Ovation support 28.8Mbps HSPA+ should networks get the added speed.

The peripheral draws on multiple-in, multiple-out antenna technology to boost its reception, automatically installs its own drivers, and doubles as flash storage through a microSDHC card slot. Novatel hasn't said whether it will offer the MC998D as a stand-alone device, but it's most likely to be sold first as a network adapter tied to a Canadian carrier.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News