Pepwave MAX: LTE vs. LTE-A; Carrier throttling ~ Question & Feature Request


Feature Request:

On Pepwave MAX devices [BR1 Mini in this case], there is a setting to force LTE only. It would be nice to also have a choice to force LTE-A only., and consider the link down if it drops from LTE-A to LTE.


Some U.S. carrier plans don’t have a hard monthly data cap, but rather throttle to 2G or 3G speeds once you’ve gone over your soft cap and there is network congestion. I don’t know if this means they drop down to 3G or 2G (unsupported on Pepwave MAX I believe) technology, or (more likely) just cap speed in their network. Is there some way to detect this so that the link can be considered down?