Open Mobile's LTE services go live with Novatel's modem and MiFi device

25 Apr 2012

Puerto Rican cellular operator Open Mobile has introduced commercial LTE mobile broadband services by offering 4G internet access via LTE-enabled USB modem and mobile hotspot devices supplied by Novatel Wireless. Federico Grosso, president of Open Mobile, announced: ‘We’re excited to introduce Puerto Ricans to the Ovation MC 551 modem and the Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, offering them the convenience of portable Wi-Fi access at lightening fast speeds.’ The Ovation LTE modem supports peak download speeds of up to 100Mbps and peak upload speeds of up to 50Mbps, while the MiFi device supports connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in October 2011 Open Mobile revealed that it had chosen Sweden’s Ericsson to supply, deploy and manage a nationwide LTE radio access network combined with IP/MPLS backhaul, while in the same month it selected software/hardware solutions from Amdocs to develop a range of LTE subscriber products, which it completed deployment of earlier this month.

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