Which LTE router supports LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20?

Twayf W December 25, 2013

One of my friends asked me to buy a LTE router with band 1/3/7/8/20 for him. After searching online for few days, I could only find Huawei 4G LTE E5172, and Huawei CPE B593 which may fit his needs. However, there are many different versions for E5172 and B593, could anyone tell me which version is okay? Thanks!

  1. Jan F
    December 26, 2013 at 3:18 am

    The LTE bands are rarely listed by their numbers so maybe it will help your search putting frequencies to them:
    band 20 = 800 MHz
    band 8 = 900 MHz
    band 3 = 1800 MHz
    band 1 = 2100 MHz
    band 7 = 2600 MHz

    Band 20 is an EMEA region band wherein the others find global usage. Any LTE-modem/router sold in Europe should support band 3, 7 and 20. Band 1 is mostly used in Asia and band 8 is rare on a global level, only a handful of countries are using it.

    If you (or your friend) can live without band 1 & 8 you can buy pretty much any router for the European region. Some of them will also support band 8 so that would be possible too.

    If you really need all of them including band 1 I believe Huawei is pretty much your only pick.

  2. Susendeep D
    December 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Visit the link below and scroll to view the third comment which would clarify your doubt -


  3. Sunna
    December 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    hey, Huawei E5172s-22 supports Band 1/3/7/8/20/38 (FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz), you could view the specifications at:
    Hope it helps