Category broadband devices are often shorted to 'CAT', so you may see Category 6 devices labelled as CAT 6. Previous models of Zain 4G routers were considered as CAT 4, while the new devices are considered as CAT 6 which support the LTE advanced technology or 4G+.
· The speed you experience isn't just about what the network can offer, it's also about what your mobile device/4G router can accept. Category 6 devices, for example, can get a theoretical maximum of 300 Mbps, while Category 4 devices get 150 Mbps.
· The higher the Category number, the faster the speeds.
· Practically, CAT 6 devices can achieve at least double the speed provided by CAT 4 devices in most network locations; for example, if a current 4G user gets 10 Mbps speed using CAT 4 router in a location, then he/she can get around 20 Mbps speed in the same location using the new CAT 6 device with the 4G+ technology.
· CAT 6 devices connect to two spectrum bands at once, aggregating both to give faster download speeds. Phones/Routers that support CAT 4 radios can only connect to one band at a time and give you a top 4G theoretical download speed of 150 Mbps.
· CAT 6 devices, which can provide, in theory, a top 4G+ download speed of 300 Mbps.
· The fastest speeds will only be accessible on devices with Category 6 radios inside them.
· CAT 6 router is a wireless terminal with LTE advanced standard (4G+ Technology), bringing higher speeds and more capacity to LTE networks. As the typical CAT 6 feature, multiple LTE carriers can be combined to achieve greater total bandwidth in a process called Carrier Aggregation (CA).