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3G (SIM5215) vs 4G (LE910)

The new 4G module (specific for the new lines Waspmote v15, Plug & Sense! v15 and Meshlium 4.0) introduces some changes with respect to the 3G module (available for the old lines Waspmote v12, Plug & Sense! v12, Meshlium 3.5 and the new Waspmote v15):
  • The new 4G counts with many different models, one specifically designed for each market:
    • LE910-EU (Europe / Brazil): CE, GCF, ANATEL
    • LE910-NAG (US / Canada): FCC, IC, PTCRB, AT&T approved
    • LE910-AU V2 (Australia): RCM, Telstra approved
  • The GPS module also makes it possible to perform geo-location services using NMEA sentences, offering
    information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and speed, what makes it perfect for tracking applications.
  • The new 4G module offers the maximum performance of the 4G network as it uses 2 different antennas
    (normal + diversity) for reception (MIMO DL 2x2), choosing the best received signal at any time and getting a
    maximum download speed of 100 Mbps.
Features comparison:
Features
[v12] 3G module (SIM5215)
[v15] 4G module (LE910)
Chipset manufacturer
SIMCom
Telit
Cellular protocols
3G / GPRS / GSM
4G / 3G / GPRS / GSM
Certifications
CE, GCF, FCC, IC, PTCRB
CE, GCF, ANATEL, FCC, IC, PTCRB, AT&T Compliant, KCC, RCM, NTT DoCoMo, KDDi
GPS
No
Yes
Camera option
Yes
No
SD card
Yes
No
USB connectivity
Yes
Yes
Download max speed
384 kbps
100 Mbps
Upload max speed
384 kbps
50 Mbps
Antenna diversity
No
Yes
Cellular carriers (mobile network operator)
Any
Any + Specially tested with AT&T, SK Telecom, Telstra, NTT DoCoMo or KDDi
FTP
Yes
Yes
FTPS (Secure)
Yes
No
HTTP
Yes
Yes
HTTPS (Secure)
Yes
No
TCP/UDP sockets
Yes
Yes
SSL sockets
No
Yes
Mails
Yes
Yes
4G compatibility:
Item
Compatible
Notes
Waspmote v12
Yes
New Waspmote API needed (v025 or newer)
Waspmote v15
Yes
New Waspmote API needed (v025 or newer)
Old 3G codes
No
The new 4G module provides new improved examples and libraries