You can never really have enough USB ports, and this is especially true if you own a laptop, most of which are decked out with just three or four of them. By the time you plug in an external mouse, keyboard, and laptop cooler, you're either out of USB ports or down to one. Be that as it may, USB modems continue to outsell embedded modules by a wide margin, a research company says.
Motorola this week announced the introduction of its new FDD LTE USB-lte 7110 modem, a plug-and-play device rated for FDD-LTE Category 3. In theory, Motorola's 4G modem should be capable of up to 100Mb/s downloads and 50Mb/s uploads.
"We are pleased to introduce Motorola's first LTE device to the industry to complement our own LTE networks and provide an LTE device to operators worldwide for the profitable delivery of 4G broadband wireless services to the mass market," said Fred Gabbard, vice president, Product Management, Motorola. "We look forward to the opportunity to team with operators worldwide for an end-to-end LTE solution or to provide interoperability testing of the new USB-lt 7110 device on their own LTE networks."
The device pops into any gadget with a USB port, such as your notebook, netbook, or tablet, and doesn't require any installation. It uses a pair of omni-directional MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) antennas and also includes Motorola's self-organizing network (SON) technology.