Airprime modules coverage in countries other than the US


#1

Hi, I’m a new user and I wanted to incorporate the Airprime embedded modules into an Intel NUC kind of computer. I had two questions:

  1. Would these work with Ubuntu or Debian?

  2. Are these modules are supported outside the US? For instance, India uses these frequencies (according to gsmarena) for cellular comms and I wanted to know if these modules would work here.

2G capabilities - GSM 900, GSM 1800
3G capabilities - UMTS 900, UMTS 2100
4G capabilities - LTE 850 (5), LTE 1800 (3), LTE 2100 (1), LTE 2300 (40), LTE 2500 (41)

Thanks.


#2

@electrotwelve,

Its a bit of a wide ranging question,especially given you have not specified a unit type i.e. HL, WP, MC, etc but the general answer is yes the units can be used outside of the US. the rule is that if LTE is deployed in the area you are looking at on a band that we support then it will work.

There are obviously details to be looked at here such as using operator specific releases where needed (i.e. a generic release will do for the whole of Europe) so you will need to be a bit more specific if you want a more specific answer…

Regards

Matt


#3

@mlw

Thanks! I’m specifically looking at the EM7430 and EM7355 modules. No operator specific information as such. I would need them to work with all operators who provide 3G and LTE services here.


#4

@electrotwelve,

EM7430 is generically intended for Asia, the EM7355 is really old now and not a product that was generically sold to customers (mainly to very specific ones).

Regards

Matt


#5

Thank you @mlw. Would these also work with linux OS’es such as Ubuntu or Debian?


#6

@electrotwelve,

Assuming they are generic which have not come from the grey market then yes, there are several posts discussing how to get them up and running with Linux.

Regards

Mat