Updated firmware with improved security and compatibility available for Huawei ME909s-120 2017-11-17 14:05:30

Huawei have released a new firmware V.11.617.09.00.00 for the Huawei ME909s-120 cellular modules, our products:
• 10278 Huawei ME909s-120 mPCIe
• 10279 Huawei ME909s-120 LGA EU

The firmware update improves security and ensure compatibility with future LTE networks implementing 3GPP Release 13, therefore we recommend to update modules to the latest firmware.

Summary of firmware changes since previous release:
• Several Linux kernel security updates.
• Update of HiSilicon chipset baseband firmware.
• Fix of compatibility with 3GPP R13 eMTC feature.

Cellular LTE network technology is based on the standards created by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Most operator LTE networks today are based on release 12 of the standard. Network operators implementing e.g. eMTC LTE Cat M will migrate to release 13 in future. Between these releases a definition change of the internally used MIB messages (MasterInformationBlock) have been applied. This change in network may lead to incompatibility situations with the previous firmware versions used in ME909s-120 and make it only able to access the cellular network in 3G and 2G mode, therefore it is recommended to update modules to the latest firmware.

The following firmware update files and release notes are available and can be downloaded via our product webpages or through the links found bellow.
• Windows based firmware updater package V.11.617.09.00.00
• Firmware update file V.11.617.09.00.00 for FWLOAD

If you have further questions related to this firmware update, please contact technical support or your sales representative.