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Huawei ME906s-158 M.2 EU

Article Number: 10343
Manufacturer: Huawei
Supplier number: 55010658

The ME906s-158 is a LTE module with M.2 (NGFF) interface, supporting eight LTE (FDD) B1/B2/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28, Penta-band DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/WCDMA for Europe network coverage, all bands with diversity. It has low power consumption, support for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS, GPS, GLONASS) and European carrier certifications enabling easier and more flexible design and integration into end devices.

In addition, ME906s-158 supports M.2 (NGFF) features to optimize performance, power consumption and usability.

ME906s-158 is the ideal choice for many applications, including Ultra books, notebooks, tablets and even M2M and other embedded applications.

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UMTS Bands
B2 (1900)
B8 (900)
B3 (1800)
B5 (850)
MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)
Yes
LTE Bands
B1 (2100)
B2 (1900)
B3 (1800)
B7 (2600)
B8 (900)
B20 (800DD)
B5 (850)
B28 (700 APAC)
GSM/EDGE Bands
B5 (850)
B8 (900)
B3 (1800)
B2 (1900)
Manufacturer
Huawei
LTE Region
Europe
Asia
Australia
South America
China
Africa
Module KEY
B
FOTA Firmware Updates
Yes
Form Factor
M.2 3042
Technology
LTE - cat 4
Antenna Interface
IPEX MHF-4
GPS
Yes
GNSS technology
GPS
GLONASS
Max DL Speed
150 Mbps
Max UL Speed
50 Mbps
Chipset
Hisilicon
Balong 711
Operating Temperature Range
-20 °C – 70 °C
Driver Support
Windows 7
Linux
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Interface
USB 2.0
M.2 Socket
UICC
Signal Control Interface
Voice Call Support
No
GNSS antenna support
Passive
SIM interface
Through M.2 connector
GPIO
Yes
Carrier Certification
Vodafone
Orange
Telstra
Telecom NZ
Extended Operating Temperature Range
-20 °C – 70 °C
Audio interface
Certification
FCC
CE
GCF
NCC
RCM
CE RED
Size
42 x 30 x 2.3 mm
Technical details:
This module will be shipped with the latest firmware and BOM code. At this moment the module will be shipped with the firmware 11.500.00.12.00 and BOM code 55010658. If you would like to order with a special firmware or BOM code, please contact sales@techship.com

Microsoft encourage cellular module vendors to only expose MBIM interface towards the host system in Windows 8 and later, therefore the Huawei ME906s series do not expose any Modem and AT serial interfaces towards the host. The Windows built-in connection manager can be used to give necessary SIM PIN and APN data needed to establish the data connection in these Windows systems over MBIM interface.

Datasheet for Huawei ME906s-158. This document includes an overview of ME906s-158 and it's features. For more detailed technical information, see the Huawei ME906s-158 Hardware Guide.

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This archive contains the FCC report and documentations for the module ME906s-158.

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The Ulog is a log capturing tool for all Huawei modules.

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Question

How-to change the cellular modulesUSB composition mode to Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) used by Windows 8 and 10 systems for controlling and establishing data connectivity through the built-in connection manager in Windows?

Solution

This is done by sending a set of AT commands to the cellular modules Modem or AT serial interface found in Windows Device Manager. Please see list below for associated AT commands.
(For additional details, refer to the product specific software, ports, and AT commands guides found on the Techship product web pages under technical documentation tab).

After the AT commands have been received by the module and has restarted, the USB interface endpoint composition should have changed to include MBIM interface as well.

You can find the correct Serial COM port number by checking Windows Device Manager, under the Modems drop down -> (right click and see properties for selected COM port info) or under the Ports (COM & LPT) drop down.

Vendor specific commands to use:
Sierra Wireless EM75xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND="A710"
AT#USBCOMP=1,3,100D
AT!RESET

Sierra Wireless EM74xx, MC74xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND=”A710”
AT!USBCOMP=1,1,100D
AT!RESET

Sierra Wireless EM73xx, MC73xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND=”A710”
AT!UDUSBCOMP=8
AT!RESET

Simcom SIM7100, SIM7500 and SIM7600 series modules:
AT+CUSBPIDSWITCH=9003,1,1
AT+CRESET

ZTE Welink ME3630 series:
AT+ZSWITCH=8
AT+ZRST

Telit LE910C1 and LE910C4 series:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LM940 and LM940A11:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LM960 and LM960A18:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LE910 V2 series:
AT#USBCFG=3
AT#REBOOT

On Huawei and Telit LN94x series modules the USB mode changing is done automatically by the modules Windows drivers based on current Windows version.

Please be aware that some USB mode configurations do not include any serial interfaces, making it impossible to revert the changes using AT commands.

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Question

How can we establish data connection for cellular modules in Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems?

Solution

Microsoft Windows desktop versions starting from Windows 8 and newer have built in data connection manager for WWAN, Wifi etc. that can be used to configure, control and establish the data connection of cellular module that support MBIM interface, which most cellular modules do.

The connection managers settings and controls can be found and accessed on Windows desktop start menu through the network icon (see picture).

The Cellular tab can be found in Windows system settings and if needed the connection APN details can be manually entered through "Advanced options".

Images
Windows 10 connection manager Windows 10 connection settings
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Question

What Linux kernel modules and configs are commonly used for communicating with cellular modules over their USB interface?

Solution

Most cellular modules can be supported in Linux by using som of the in-kernel drivers. The physical data interface to the host Linux system is usually done over USB which enumerates a set of different endpoints/interfaces. A set of serial interfaces for Modem/PPP, AT commands, NMEA location data and chipset debug information are almost always available in all configurations.

In addition some type of network endpoint/interface are also available and exposed. This can vary between manufacturers and chipset vendors and can also commonly be configurable by using USB configuration mode switching or through vendor specific AT commands.

Recommended kernel configurations to enable are listed bellow. Many cellular modules base their Linux support on these modules and drivers. Once included in the kernel build, the USB interfaces will be detected and bound correctly out-of-the-box or after applying source code patches to the driver modules.

Configs for USB serial drivers:
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_GENERIC
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_WWAN
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_OPTION
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_QUALCOMM
CONFIG_USB_ACM

Configs for Modem/PPP support:
CONFIG_PPP
CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE
CONFIG_PPP_FILTER
CONFIG_PPP_MPPE
CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK
CONFIG_PPPOE
CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC
CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY

Configs for USB network drivers:
CONFIG_USB_USBNET
CONFIG_USB_NET_QMI_WWAN
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER
CONFIG_USB_NET_RNDIS_HOST
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDC_NCM
CONFIG_USB_NET_HUAWEI_CDC_NCM
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDC_MBIM

Please relate to the Techship product specific web pages for vendor specific Linux integration guides.

Below is a selection of kernel commits relating to cellular module support in Linux kernels:
qmi_wwan: Add support for Fibocom NL678 series
qmi_wwan: Added support for Telit LN940 series
qmi_wwan: Added support for Fibocom NL668 series
USB: serial: option: add support for GosunCn ME3630 RNDIS mode
USB: serial: option: add support for Simcom SIM7500/SIM7600 RNDIS mode
USB: serial: option: add Simcom SIM7500/SIM7600 (MBIM mode)
USB: serial: option: add Fibocom NL678 series
USB: serial: option: add Telit LN940 series
USB: serial: option: add Fibocom NL668 series
USB: serial: option: add GosunCn ZTE WeLink ME3630
qmi_wwan: apply SET_DTR quirk to the SIMCOM shared device ID

If you use any of the listed cellular modules, drivers and specified USB modes in the commits above, ensure that your kernel version already include the patch or apply it to your build.

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SimCom SIM5360E HSPA+ mPCie EU
SimCom SIM7100E LTE SMT EU
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe EU
SimCom SIM7100A LTE mPCIe US
SimCom SIM7100C LTE mPCIe China
SimCom SIM7230 LTE mPCIe EU
Huawei ME906s-158 M.2 EU
Huawei ME909s-120 LGA dev.kit
Sierra Wireless MC7455 LTE Cat 6
Sierra Wireless EM7455 LTE Cat 6
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe SIM
SimCom SIM5360E HSPA+ mPCie Audio/GPS
Sierra Wireless MC7430 mPCIe
SimCom SIM5360E-mPCIe SIM
Sierra Wireless EM7430 LTE Cat 6
Techship Starter kit Huawei MU709s
Techship Starter kit Huawei ME909s
SIMCom SIM7500A LTE SMT US
SIMCom SIM5300E HSPA SMT
SIMCom SIM5300E Development kit
SIMCom SIM7500A Development kit
Sierra Wireless WP7502
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7500E Development Kit
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
SIMCom SIM7500SA LTE mPCIe Audio
SIMCom SIM7000E CAT-M/NB-IoT SMT
Telit HE910-G HSPA+, GPS, mPCIe
Telit HE910-G-SIM HSPA+, GPS, miniPCIe, SIM card holder
Telit HE910-D HSPA+, miniPCIe, Global
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Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4, mPCIe
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Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, AT T, TM, mPCIe
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Telit HE910-GL SIM UMTS, miniPCIe, SIM card holder
Telit HE910-G (Voice) HSPA+ LGA
Telit HE910-DG HSPA+ LGA
Telit HE910-EUD HSPA LGA
Telit LE910-NA1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
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Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910D1-E1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LN940 A11 LTE CAT-11 M.2
Telit LN940 A9 LTE CAT-9 M.2
SIMCom SIM7000E Development Kit
Huawei MS2372h-153 LTE USB Dongle EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe EU
Sierra Wireless EM7565 LTE CAT-12
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe SIM
Huawei MS2372h-517 LTE USB Dongle US
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio
Huawei MS2372h-607 LTE USB Dongle Asia
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU
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Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, S.SKU, mPCIe
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SIMCom SIM7020E-SUB KIT Developer kit
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SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT 4 -mPCIE with Audio
Telit LM960 LTE CAT-18, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LN941 LTE CAT-6, M.2
Sierra Wireless EM7511 LTE CAT-12
Sierra Wireless EM7565, CAT-12, M.2 CBRS Enabled
SIMCom SIM7000G Development Kit
SIMCom SIM7000E CAT-M/NB-IoT PCIE
SIMCom SIM7000G CAT-M/NB-IoT/GSM miniPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600E Development Kit
SIMCom SIM7020G-SUB KIT
Sierra Wireless MC-WP7607 LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-NF LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, S.SKU LGA
Telit LE910C1-NS
SIMCom SIM7906E LTE CAT-6 M.2
SIMCom SIM7000A CAT-M/NB-IoT mPCIe
Telit HE910-NAD HSPA+ LGA
Telit LE910-SVG LTE CAT-3 LGA
Telit HE910-NAR HSPA LGA
Telit LE910C1-NA LTE CAT-1 AT&T LGA
Telit LE910-NAG LTE CAT-3 AT&T LGA
Telit LE910-SVG LTE CAT-3 mPCIe
Telit LE910-NVG LTE CAT-3 LGA
SIMCom SIM7600G-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C1-EU LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-EU LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7070E CAT-M/NB2
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Question

How to access the serial AT command interfaces for Huawei HiSilicon chipset based modules in systems with Windows 8 and later?

Solution

Serial interfaces for cellular modules are recommended to be disabled by default by Microsoft for systems running Windows 8 and later.

The serial interfaces for AT commands etc. can however be exposed again by first using the tool in linked archive: "Huawei AT commands over MBIM interface tool for Windows 8-10 systems and usage guide" and send module the command bellow once (stored in module memory):
AT^SETMODE=1
(instead of the default value AT^SETMODE=0)
The module will now reboot and new end-points will be visible for the module once re-appearing.

By installing the linked drivers: "Huawei Debug Driver V.2.0.6.1 for HiSilicon" the correct end point drivers can also be loaded for the cellular module when used in this mode.

You should now be able to find AT commands accepting serial interface as following:
Huawei ME909s, and ME906s series:
HUAWEI Mobile Connect - PC UI Interface

Question

How to activate the data connection for Huawei cellular modules over the USB network interface in Linux?

Solution

The first step is to assure that the Huawei cellular module is properly loaded in the Linux system. Huawei modules are most often automatically detected in recent Linux kernels, this can be verified in different ways by commands bellow:

The lsusb command shows what physical USB devices are detected in the Linux operating system:
lsusb
root@support-up2:~# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 12d1:1f1a Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

The lsusb -t command shows the USB endpoints exposed by the detected USB devices and the related drivers loaded for them:
lsusb -t
...
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 0, Class=Communications, Driver=cdc_ether, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 1, Class=CDC Data, Driver=cdc_ether, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 2, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 3, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 4, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 5, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 6, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M


The dmesg lists all the driver loading logs since system boot up:
dmesg
usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=1f1a, bcdDevice= 1.02
usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-4: Product: HUAWEI Mobile V7R11
usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 0123456789ABCDEF
cdc_ether 1-4:2.0 usb0: register 'cdc_ether' at usb-0000:00:15.0-4, CDC Ethernet Device, 02:1e:10:1f:00:00
option 1-4:2.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
option 1-4:2.3: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
option 1-4:2.4: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
option 1-4:2.5: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB3
option 1-4:2.6: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB4

Enable the USB network interface in Linux host:
ip link set dev usb0 up

The command ifconfig list all network interfaces loaded in the Linux system, the cellular module interface can be named differently depending on the distribution used but generally named usb0, wwan0 etc. initially.
ifconfig usb0
usb0: flags=4163 mtu 1500
inet6 2a02:aa1:1601:d0da:1e:10ff:fe1f:0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0
inet6 fe80::1e:10ff:fe1f:0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20
ether 02:1e:10:1f:00:00 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 120 bytes 6335 (6.3 KB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 11 bytes 946 (946.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

the command ls can list the USB serial interfaces detected:
ls /dev/ttyUSB*
/dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB2 /dev/ttyUSB3 /dev/ttyUSB4

Once this far we can now start communicate with the cellular module over AT commands. There are different applications available in Linux that enables manual communication with serial interfaces:

minicom -D /dev/ttyUSB2
socat - /dev/ttyUSB2,crnl
etc.

Try writing to the modem/AT serial interface initially the command "AT" it should return you OK:
AT
OK

Enable input command echo:
ATE1
OK

Print general information about cellular module
ATI
Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Model: ME909s-120
Revision: 11.617.06.00.00
IMEI: 867377020520569
+GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES

OK

Enter the SIM PIN code if such is needed for the SIM card inserted.
AT+CPIN=1234
OK

Define the operator APN name related to your operators data subscription
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","data.tre.se"
+CPIN: READY

OK

Check that you have acquired network registration
AT+CREG?
+CREG: 0,1

OK

Activate the data connection over for the network interface visible to host system using APN profile 1 previously created.
AT^NDISDUP=1,1,
OK

^NDISSTAT: 1,,,"IPV4"

^NDISSTAT: 1,,,"IPV6"

Once ^NDISSTAT:1,,,"IPV4" or (^NDISSTAT: 1,,,"IPV6" or if IPv6) is returned it indicates that you now have a active data connection to the network operator over either IPv4 or IPv6 or both.

You can then use a DHCP client in your host system to request the IP address from the cellular network:
dhclient -v usb0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.3.5
Copyright 2004-2016 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/usb0/02:1e:10:1f:00:00
Sending on LPF/usb0/02:1e:10:1f:00:00
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on usb0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3 (xid=0xfe313f69)
DHCPREQUEST of 2.69.217.204 on usb0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 (xid=0x693f31fe)
DHCPOFFER of 2.69.217.204 from 2.69.217.201
DHCPACK of 2.69.217.204 from 2.69.217.201
bound to 2.69.217.204 -- renewal in 244094 seconds.

You now have a working cellular network data connection in your Linux system.

It can be tested e.g. by using ping over the specific network interface:
ping -4 -I usb0 www.google.com
PING www.google.com (74.125.131.147) from 2.69.217.204 usb0: 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=115 ms
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=2 ttl=46 time=54.5 ms
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=3 ttl=46 time=51.6 ms
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=4 ttl=46 time=49.4 ms
^C
--- www.google.com ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3005ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 49.486/67.774/115.379/27.544 ms

This is the basic way of bringing up the network interface. Additional checks and probing should be added in the control software or script if the process is to be automated. For scripting e.g. Python or other language can be used to setup the connection.

Question

How to collect initial diagnostics data and logs for Huawei cellular modules needed when requesting Techship technical support?

Solution

In order to troubleshoot and solve a technical problem, we ask you to please provide information about your system and logs from the related Huawei module when creating a technical support ticket.

Problem description of what exact problem is and in what precise situations present

Describe the host system:
-Hardware (system board, peripherals...)
-Operating system and detailed versions (E.g. Windows, Linux release, kernel...)
-Drivers and driver versions

Identify the precise details of cellular module found on label:
-Model
-SKU/BOM or P/N code
(For RMA returns the IMEI number is required also)

If you are running on a Linux based system, please capture the terminal logs bellow:
uname -a
lsusb
lsusb -t
ifconfig -a
ls -l /dev/serial/by-id
ls -l /sys/bus/usb-serial/devices
dmesg

The logs from module firmware can be acquired by accessing one of the USB enumerated serial (COM) interfaces accepting AT commands. (In Windows this is the PC UI serial interface). Send the following commands to module and capture the text output and include them when creating the the technical support ticket.
ATI
ATE1
AT+CMEE=2
AT+CFUN?
AT+CPIN?
AT^SYSINFOEX
AT^SYSCFGEX?
AT^HCSQ?
AT+CREG?
AT+CGREG?
AT+CEREG?
AT+COPS?
AT+CGDCONT?
AT^AUTHDATA?
AT+CGCONTRDP
AT+CGPADDR
AT+CGATT?
AT+CGACT?
AT^NDISDUP?
AT^NDISSTATQRY?
AT^DHCP?
AT^DHCPV6?

AT^CHIPTEMP?
AT^THERMFUN?
AT^FOTAMODE?

The support ticket can be created after login at: https://techship.com/technical_support/

Question

Why is there no serial interface for AT-commands available in Microsoft Windows 8/10 and newer, while in Windows 7 all the traditional module serial interfaces are available?

Solution

Microsoft demands cellular module vendors to use the Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) interface for signaling in newer operating systems like Windows 8 and 10 rather than the previous serial based control channels with AT commands.

The serial ports are phased out and enumeration in the host system of these are dropped by many manufacturers because of Microsofts requirements.

The connections can be controlled graphically in Windows by the systems built in connection manager as well as by commands in the command prompt starting with: netsh mbn

Microsoft: Overview of mobile broadband