Emtel increases Airbox 10Mbps quota from 75GB to 100GB

2 months after Emtel has introduced a fixed quota for their Airbox 10Mbps package, the quota has been increased from 75Gb to 100Gb.

New FUP – 100Gb

Additionally, a new plan called Silver + has been launched. It costs Rs 1,034 and comes with 240 minutes of air time.

New Silver + Airbox Plan

BUT needless to say, my previous post, https://internetinmauritius.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/the-only-advantage-of-emtel-airbox-is-gone/ still stands.

The new 100Gb quota for Emtel Airbox is excellent, but crap network with peak hours…JUST MOVE ON TO LTE-ADVANCED and 20 Mhz is fucking not enough…When you have to pay, you gotta pay.

Hey Emtel?

Why don’t you Airmax AC with 30 degree Horn Sector antenna? You have access to so many towers!

Or Cambium PMP450 with RF Element Carrier Class 30 degree Horn Antenna

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2605786 – NuSkope

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2294490&p=63 – Uniti Wireless

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2508522&p=75 – TheSignalCo

https://www.emtel.com/airbox – LoL

Increase speed & Decrease latency – Emtel Airbox LTE and Wifi Plus

Airbox by Emtel is currently being offered using two completely different technologies, the first being FTTA (Air by Globtel) and the second (4G LTE). The 20Mbps and 30Mbps speed plans are only available on FTTA while the 10Mbps package is available on both FTTA and 4G LTE.

Whenever you order the 10Mbps package, request to be put on the 4G LTE network instead of FTTA even if you’re within FTTA coverage. 4G LTE is and will always be a better technology as long as fibre backhaul is used.

Back on topic, you will require an Android phone, the Network Signal Info app, a paper and a pen.

From your Android phone, download Network Signal Info app from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.android.telnet&hl=en

After the app has been installed, follow the steps below.

  1. Launch Network Signal Info on your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to each window of your house
  3. At each window, note down the Net Strength from the Network Signal Info app together with the location of your window.
  4. After you have been through all windows, find the lowest value, disregarding the ( – ) sign.
  5. Place your Huawei modem at the location with the lowest Net Strength value determined in step 4.

For example, if you have obtained the following values

Windows Location Net Strength
Living Room Window -89
Dining Room Windows -101
Room 1 Window -67
Room 2 Window -50
Room 3 Window -76

The lowest one, disregarding the negative sign, would be Room 2 Window. So you place your Huawei modem near the window in Room 2.


  • Signal strength is always better the higher you place your phone/modem, so start from the highest floor in your house. (Indoor not outdoor)