Boron old antenna versus new antenna

The antenna I received with my boron 404x is slightly different than the older antenna. Do I need to use the new antenna? The old one is stuck in place an need to replace the device. Just wondering if the old one is still fine. If there is any improvement I will rip it off and go with the new. TIA

The new antenna, PARANTC41EA, is required for use with BRN404X and B404X, as the old antenna is not FCC certified for use with these devices. While technically the old antenna works, it’s not legal to use it, and the old antenna has lower gain in band B12, which is commonly used for LTE CAT M1 in the United States, so the new antenna has better performance.

See the antenna guide for more information.

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