I’ve been working with Speedfusion experts, Pepwave technical support, and 5G technical support for awhile now.
It is becoming apparent that Speedfusion bonding of LTE (only) WANs simply does not work, despite the marketing information that promotes improved bandwidth of LTE connections. No, it does not only promote reliable VPN, always up connections; it also promotes improved bandwidth.
My Speedfusion bonded LTE connection tests at significantly less than HALF of the combined speed of the individual LTE connections over the Max Transit Duo. Additionally, the individual LTE connections tested locally on my Max Transit Duo don’t achieve half of what they do on my Galaxy s10+ phone (ATT) or my Jetpack 8800L (Verizon). These devices are using the same bands as the Max Transit Duo so this is not the issue. I understand the difference between cat 12 and cat 18 but the disparity in speed doesn’t begin to be explained by the modem technology.
I am not using the Max Transit cellular paddle antennas. They are even worse. I am using a roof mounted Mobilemark 5in1 MIMO antenna.
It is about time that Peplink get serious about the problems with the Speedfusion solution with LTE WANs. I have not found ANYONE that has had success with these technologies with LTE.
Either Peplink should change their marketing or publish obvious disclaimers about Speedfusion and LTE. It is misleading.
PROVE ME WRONG: HAS ANYONE HAD SUCCESS WITH SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED BANDWIDTH USING SPEEDFUSION WITH ONLY LTE WANS? Not only is it not improved, Speedfusion doesn’t even give bandwidth of either individual, non-bonded connection, and these are about half of what other devices give.
Something should be escalated in my humble opinion. These are not inexpensive solutions.