I just purchased a Lenovo P50 Thinkpad with a built in Sierra Wireless EM7455 Snapdragon and had Verizon put in a micro SIM card. When I connect to Verizon via the EM7455 the connection speed is very slow. If I activate a mobile hotspot on my phone using Verizon and link to laptop my connection is very fast. Running on speedtest.net I get 59 ms Ping, .76 Mbps Download, and 1.53 Mbps Upload on the EM7455. Using a hotspot from my phone (same Verizon netword) I get 58 ms Ping, 7.46 Mbps Download, and 11.47 Mbps Upload.
The EM7455 connection is so slow that I can not run a remote desktop which I can over the hotspot. Has anyone else encountered these issues? I have visited with Verizon, Lenovo, and the company hosting the remote desktop to no avail. I also downloaded the latest firmware and windows drivers from Sierra Wireless.
Thought I’d reach out to Sierra Wireless for customer service.