Novatel Ovation MC998D Modem


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Quick Overview

* Tri-band HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS - 850/1900/2100 MHz.

* MIMO and diversity on 850/1900 bands

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

* 21.6M DL, 5.76M UL

Novatel Ovation MC998D USB Modem

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The Ovation™ MC998D Wireless Broadband USB modem is a compact HSPA+ device that can provide download speeds of up to 28.8 Mbps† and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps. With 850, 1900 and 2100MHz HSPA+/UMTS bands and Quad Band GPRS/EDGE, the MC998D operates virtually anywhere in the world with its multiple network capability.

Ovation™ MC998D HSPA+ Modem
The MC998D is equipped with the intuitive MobiLink™ 3 Connection Manager software which includes an auto-installation feature for Windows and Mac computers. Simply plug the device into your PC, notebook or Ultra Mobile PC and the software will automatically install, giving you the freedom to connect to the internet from almost anywhere.

Ultra Fast Mobile Broadband Speeds
With peak download speeds of 28.8 Mbps and upload speeds of 5.76 Mbps, surfing and e-mailing have never been faster.

Advanced Antenna Technology
Ovation™ MC998D comes equipped with “multiple input multiple output” (MIMO) and diversity antenna technologies to maximize data throughput and operating range.

One Product for both Business and Consumers
With its leading edge technology and its innovative sleek style, the MC998D suits both consumers and business professionals alike. Its’ versatility makes it perfect for use in the office, at home and while traveling.

Integrated microSD
Ovation™ MC998D is equipped with an integrated microSDHC™ slot to provide flexible memory storage and file transfer options while on the go.

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


• Tri-band HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS - 850/1900/2100 MHz.

  • MIMO and diversity on 850/1900 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 850/1900 - 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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