T-Mobile USA's first 3G modem gets FCC approval

Huawei's 3G modem for T-Mobile USA has received approval from the FCC, giving the carrier its first 3G USB modem.

The device, called the UMG181 for now, operates on four different bands: 850, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands, though T-Mobile customers will obviously get the most use out of the 1700 MHz UMTS frequency. The device will also be able to recognize 2G signals and will be able to operate on EDGE data speeds when a 3G signal is not available.

T-Mobile has not officially announced the device, so there is no pricing and availability information yet.

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