Novatel Ovation MC996D Modem


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Quick Overview

* HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS - 900/2100 MHz

* MIMO and diversity on 900 /1900 bands

* Quad-band EDGE/GPRS - 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.

* 21.6M DL   5.76M  UL

Ovation MC996D Modem

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Ovation™ MC996D is a compact next generation HSPA+ Mobile Broadband USB Modem with microSDHC™* (up to 32GB), support HSPA download speeds up to 21.6 Mbps! That’s three times as fast as existing HSPA devices*. The swivel design provides flexibility for users on the go. Featuring the latest in Novatel Wireless software technology, the MC996D is equipped with the MobiLink™ 3 Connection Manager for Windows and Mac and the broadband accelerating software NovaSpeed®. *microSDHC cards sold separately

Ovation™ MC996D HSPA+ Modem
Ovation™ MC996D supports the following bands: Dual-band HSPA/UMTS 900/2100 MHz; Quad-band GPRS/EDGE* 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Class 12 GPRS/EDGE).
(Other HSPA/UMTS band combinations available for total optimisation)

FASTEST Wireless Broadband Connectivity Around the World
Ovation™ MC996D is powered with the Qualcomm Chipset, MDM 8200. That means an even faster wireless broadband experience at speeds up to 21.6 Mbps* (download) and 5.7 Mbps (upload), making it easier to access the Internet, your corporate network, email, and transfer files, music, pictures, and video from virtually anywhere.
*future-proofed up to 21.6 Mbps D/L, 5.76 Mbps U/L ready; 28.8 Mbps D/L, 11.5 Mbps prepared

is ultra portable.

Anywhere Internet for All
Ovation™ MC996D is designed to support various platforms, Windows, Mac, and Linux. The USB form factor makes for a truly versatile device, as it is smaller and more widely available than a traditional PCMCIA card. At only 36 grams and a thickness of less than a 1 centimeter, this device packs big performance and is ultra portable.

Cut back on Interruptions
Outfitted with NovaSpeed software technology, Ovation™ MC996D can deliver an accelerated broadband experience like none other.
NovaSpeed boosts performance with enhanced simultaneous upload and download activity, including video streaming with virtually no interruptions or buffering.

Lose the CD

Software, drivers, and user guides are on the device
MobiLink™ 3 Connection Manager software and drivers for Windows and Mac are included on the device. Connect to the Internet without the need to install drivers from a CD, just plug it in, allow the software and drivers to automatically load and you’re ready! (Activation with a Service Provider is required).
Embedded Antenna Design Equipped with “multiple input multiple output” (MIMO) and diversity antenna technologies to maximise data throughput and operating range.

ExpressCard Information


Length: 75 mm (2.95")
Width: 30 mm (1.18")
Depth: 8.8 mm (0.35")

Weight: ~36 g (1.2 oz)

• USIM* card slot (card size: 25 mm x 15 mm)

• microSD memory expansion slot

External Antenna

System Requirements USB Port v1.1 or v2.0 (full size connector)
Hard Disk Space: 100 MB
Internet browser software: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox or Safari for Mac
Operating Systems Supported

• Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
• Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
• Linux 2.6 kernel

Standards/Specifications • 3GPP Release 99 for GSM/GPRS
• 3GPP Release 7 for HSPA+

• FCC parts 2,15,22 & 24
• R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC (health, safety, EMC, spectrum) Compliant
• CE Marking
• GSM Phase 2+
• Microsoft WHQL
• RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Compliant
• WEEE Directive 2002/95/EC Compliant

Wireless Technology


• HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS - 900/2100 MHz.

  • MIMO and diversity on 900 /1900 bands

• Quad-band EDGE/GPRS - 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.

Data Speeds

• HSPA+ Release 7 download Cat 18 (28.8 Mbps-ready)
• HSPA+ Downlink Cat 14 (21.6 Mbps)
• HSPA+ Release 7 uplink Cat 6 (5.76 Mbps)
• HSDPA Release 5 downlink Cat 10 (14.4 Mbps-ready)
• HSDPA+ Downlink Cat 8 (7.2 Mbps)
• HSUPA Release 6 uplink Cat 6 (5.76 Mbps)
• UMTS (384 Kbps)
• GPRS/EDGE multi-slot class 12 (up to 296 Kbps)


Power Class • UMTS 900/2100 - Power Class 3
• GPRS 1800/1900 - Power Class 1
• GPRS 850/900 - Power Class 4
• EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 - Power Class E2

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