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What is Mobile Broadband?

Mobile broadband is wireless internet access via mobile networks rather than traditional Wi-Fi. PCs with Mobile Broadband allow your Dell system to connect to cellular 4G and 5G networks without the need for Wi-Fi.

This instant, automatic, always-on connectivity allows users to seamlessly connect to the internet, on a secure, encrypted and reliable network.


  1. Anywhere Connectivity

    • Work and connect anytime via WWAN.
    • Get speedy internet access through a broad coverage of 4G/5G networks.

  2. Security

    • Get more security from cellular networks than Wi-Fi based on an encrypted connection on the 4G/5G network.

  3. Download speeds

    • Enjoy extremely fast connections from 4G LTE.
    • Experience minimal lag with 5G network surpassing Wi-Fi.

  4. Time saving

    • Save time from locating Wi-Fi networks, authenticate identity and tether to a smartphone via an automatic and always-on connection.

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Features/Modem Version DW5820e DW5829e DW5821e DW5930e DW5931e
Upload Speed Up to 50 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps Up to 250 Mbps Up to 1.25 Gbps
Download Speed Up to 450 Mbps Up to 450 Mbps Up to 1 Gbps Up to 3 Gbps Up to 4.67 Gbps
Embedded SIM + SIM Tray Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
LTE Category 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE 5G NR FR1
5G NSA and SA
Rating Good Good Better Best Best


WWAN Modules are segmented into categories called CatX.

  • Cat9: standard 4G module providing performance levels up to 500 Mbps. Offers good performance for video calls and web browsing.
  • Cat16: high end, high performance 4G module providing performance levels up to 1Gbps. Allows for faster download speeds and additional bandwidth required for multiple simultaneous connections.

  • 4G refers to mobile network technology that enable 4G compatible technologies to connect to the internet faster than its predecessor, 3G.
  • 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks and is a new global wireless standard after 4G networks. 5G networks provide enhanced bandwidth experience and improved efficiency by using its own dedicated frequencies where necessary. Performance ranges from 1 Gbps to 7.5 Gbps.

Mobile Broadband CategoryDownload speedUpload speed
5G sub 64.6 Gbps1.2 Gbps
4G Cat 161.0 Gbps150 Mbps
4G Cat 9450 Mbps50 Mbps
4G Cat 6300 Mbps50 Mbps

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