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EE announces a next generation 4G mobile hotspot

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Fri Apr 19 2013, 15:36
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UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE announced the Huawei E5776 mobile hotspot on Friday, a device that is optimised for next generation 4G speeds.

The Huawei E5776 is the first CAT4 mobile hotspot to reach the UK, allowing up to 10 devices to connect to it to take advantage of 4G speeds that we can't yet get. However, EE said it's bringing the product to its network ahead of doubling its 4G speeds this June.

EE announced plans to double the speed of its 4G network earlier this month, and said customers can expect speeds of up to 80Mbit/s.

EE didn't say what peak speeds customers can expect to reach using its latest 4G mobile hotspot, but we've done a bit of research. On the Huawei website it said that the E5776 4G LTE router can hit download speeds of up to 150Mbit/s and upload speeds of 50Mbit/s.

As well as the ability to reach speeds we'll probably never see here in Blighty, EE's Huawei E5775 mobile hotspot boasts a microSD slot that can handle cards up to 32GB, and it measures just 15.5mm thick.

EE director of products and devices Paul Jevons said, "We're pleased to be launching our first next generation 4G device. With this device, not only will customers get amazing Superfast 4GEE speeds today, but they'll also benefit from an even greater experience when we double the speeds in our network, which will be rolling out this summer."

The Huawei E5776 is available from EE now, with prices starting from £12.99 a month. However, that'll get you just 1GB of monthly data, which you likely will chew through quite quickly. EE is also offering £15.99, £20.99 and £25.99 price plans that come with 3GB, 5GB and 8GB of data per month, respectively. µ


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