FirstNet® MegaRange™ HPUE Portable Cellular Coverage Solution

Regions: U.S. Only
Bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 29, 30, 66
Kits: AW12-MEGAGO-O (orange), AW12-MEGAGO-B (black)

The SHIELD MegaGo case includes our SHIELD AW12 with patented HPUE technology, a custom-designed Band 14 integrated antenna, a rechargeable battery pack, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Portable Critical Communications

The SHIELD MegaGo case from Nextivity gives first responders and other field personnel the rapid deployment and portability they need to instantly access reliable on-scene FirstNet broadband communications.

Taking advantage of High Power User Equipment (HPUE) technology, which only Nextivity is allowed to implement on FirstNet, the SHIELD MegaGo delivers a signal that reaches farther and is more reliable in more places than standard equipment. 

With 6x the power, critical communications – including voice, data, and video are easier to transmit to and from a scene.

SHIELD MegaGo Details


Rapid Deployment Portable Case

High Power User Equipment (HPUE) is a special class of user equipment (devices) for the LTE cellular network that increase device transmission power by six times (6x). This power increase translates to significant connectivity improvements in terms of range, coverage area, and uplink speeds.

The SHIELD MegaGo case allows first responders and essential works to bring the industry-leading FirstNet Band 14 performance that HPUE systems deliver with them wherever they go. Through the increased uplink power, the portable MegaGo unit ensures reliable critical connectivity that helps keep people safe.

LTE Modem


All FirstNet AT&T bands

Tx Power

 Power Class 1 (HPUE) Band 14


 600 MB/S download 150 MB/S upload




Network management



2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n
5.8 GHz 802.11a/n/ac


Ethernet Ports

Internal Battery


12 hours nominal


 AC or DC

Integrated High-Gain Antennas (Case Lid)


(3) LTE antennas


(2) Wi-Fi antennas


(1) GPS antenna

Case Specifications


18.7 x 14.8 x 7 inches


IP67 when operating (closed)


-30 to +65° C




Is the Nextivity MegaGo difficult to operate?
Nope. One button operation (On/Off) is all that is required. The MegaGo has been preprogrammed to automatically connect to FirstNet. The network automatically selects the LTE band and tells the MegaGo to activate MegaRange power as required. The SSID and password for Wi-Fi operation are written on the inside of the case.

Should the Nextivity MegaGo be operated with the case open or closed?
The MegaGo case should be operated with the case closed. This protects the internal circuits from the elements. The built-in antennas are oriented so that they provide best performance when the lid is closed and the MegaGo case is placed flat on any surface.

Does the MegaGo require external antennas?
Nope. The MegaGo case has a high-performance antenna array mounted in the case lid. This includes a high-performance antenna for MegaRange operation on Band 14.

How do I know how much battery charge is left?
The MegaRange case includes a digital display with the percentage of charge left in the battery. The battery typically powers the MegaGo for 12-14 hours in normal operating conditions.

How long does it take to fully recharge the MegaGo battery?
Recharging a fully discharged MegaGo battery typically takes six hours from the ac/dc adapter included with the case. Our tests show that following a full charge, the battery can retain the charge for about one month if not used.

Can I operate the MegaGo while recharging the battery?
Yes. The MegaGo can be used while charging as long as the battery is above 20% capacity.

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Nextivity SHIELD HPUE products are available for purchase by FirstNet users through authorized sellers.