The Quectel RM502Q-AE 5G Cellular Modem is a 5G sub-6GHz M.2 module measuring 52.0mm × 30.0mm × 2.3mm which supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, as well as LTE Cat 20.
The module achieves maximum downlink rates of 2Gbps and uplink rates of 450Mbps under SA mode and maximum downlink rates of 5Gbps and uplink rates of 650Mbps under NSA mode. The RM502Q-AE is intended to meet the demand for high speed, eMBB, and low latency of customers anywhere in the world outside China.
The module supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology which greatly reduces errors and optimizes data speed, and optionally features integrated GNSS (GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo) for rapid and precise positioning. It is suitable for a wide range of applications including industrial routers, industrial PDAs, rugged tablet PCs and digital signage.
NOTE: As noted above the RM502Q-AE, and all current market 5G modem modules, are longer than the 4G modem module predecessor, by exactly 10mm. Make sure your device can accommodate this modems longer length. If you need to adapt this modem to your system, and can USB tether modems, we sell our USB3 to M.2 4G/5G enclosure for this exact purpose.
● 5G/4G/3G multi-mode module with M.2 form factor, optimized for IoT and eMBB applications
● Worldwide 5G and LTE-A coverage
● Both NSA and SA modes
● Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment
● Feature refinements: DFOTA and VoLTE (optional)
● 5G DL 4×4 MIMO, UL 2×2 MIMO (on n41)
● 4G DL 4×4 MIMO
● LTE LAA B46 Support
Supported Frequency Bands:
|5G||5G NR||3GPP Release 15 NSA/SA operation, Sub-6 GHz|
|5G NR NSA||n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/n28/n38/n40/n41/n48*/n66/n71/n77/n78/n79|
|5G NR SA||n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/n28/n38/n40/n41/n48*/n66/n71/n77/n78/n79|
|MIMO||DL: 4 × 4 MIMO on n1/n2/n3/n7/n25/n38/n40/n41/n48*/n66/n77/n78/n79
UL: 2 × 2 MIMO on n41
|LTE||LTE Category||DL Cat 20/ UL Cat 18|
|LAA||B46 (only support 2 × 2 MIMO)|
|MIMO||DL: 4 × 4 MIMO on B1/B2/B3/B4/B7/B25/B30/B32/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B48/B66|
NOTICE: Many current RM502Q-AE modems may be Engineering Samples. Our current stocked inventory are NOT engineering samples.
IMPORTANT: Exercise extreme caution while installing MHF4 connectors to the modem antenna ports. The ports are delicate and easily damaged. Assure that the MHF4 connector is perfectly centered, level and aligned with the modem port. The MFH4 connector will then snap into place using minimum pressure. Do not apply excessive force.
A damaged modem connector port is not covered under warranty.
NOTE: Cellular service providers may require activating a specific data plan to use on a cellular internet device. The carriers are constantly updating and/or modifying existing cellular plans. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to assure a compatible cellular plan is available prior to purchasing cellular related components. Due to the nature of our products we do not offer refunds or returns on any of our products. We do always offer support and like for like exchange on any product that does not function as the manufacturer intended. Please see our official return policy.
NOT RECOMMENDED for use with the older versions M2M NEXG H721 (V1, V2, V3) due to this router's high rate of burn out failures. We will warranty NO modems that are used in the earlier M2M NEXG H721 routers. We have not tested the V5 or V6 version, though others have and claimed it safe.
It is strongly recommended to invest in a quality power strip surge protector (i.e., APC, Belkin,…) to use behind a router and/or electronic equipment. This will help protect against Transients (momentary spikes/surges in voltage or current) that can be detrimental to expensive equipment. Transient damage to modems are not covered under warranty. Protect your equipment!
Isaac Kehle (verified owner) –
I have been very happy with the technical support service from the team at The Wireless Haven/LTE Fix for this modem. Answering my many questions and giving suggestions for me to debug my situation (and it turned out to be the router, not the modem).
I am able to get excellent speeds from this modem in rural NC. 200+ Mbps down, 30+ Mbps up. The connectors are definitely tricky, but not impossible. USE A MAGNIFYING GLASS to help get them on there properly. I have not yet had to use their replacement connector service, though it is a great option to have.
Also, when I returned a different, slower modem for this one, there were no restocking fees, and the swap out was super easy.
Thanks a bunch!