Today EE have announced the launch of the UK’s first first next-generation 4G device, the Huawei E5776 mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
It’s a pretty regular Wi-Fi hotspot that allows up to ten wi-fi enabled devices to access the internet on the EE network. The difference, of course, is that it uses next-generation 4G data speeds.
In exceptionally complex and technical terms, 4G (or LTE, to give it its proper name) is super fast mobile data, whereas next-generation 4G is super-dooper fast mobile data.
The one sticking point is that the next-generation 4G network won’t be switched on until June. Until then it will still allow access to the EE standard 4G network (reception permitting).
However, Rhys Saunders, Sales Director at Huawei Device, still enthused that:
We are delighted to be developing and rolling out the very latest 4G mobile technology with EE in the UK. The Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi means all manner of connected devices can take advantage of the new superfast network speeds EE is making available in the UK.
The Huawei E5776 is free on any of EE’s existing 4GEE Mobile Broadband plans, which start at £12.99 per month with 1GB of data, and work upwards from there. Special business plans are also available.
There’s also a 30 day free trial plan if you want to try before you buy.
- Dimensions: Height 106.4 mm x Width 66 mm x Depth 15.5 mm
- Weight (grams) < 150 g (including the battery)
- Fixed USB port
- Memory: 128MB Internal memory, Micro SD up to 32GB
Want to know more? Well press releases are lovely, but don’t just take my word for it, why not take a look below?
Either that or trundle over to the EE mobile broadband page.
EE LAUNCHES UK’S FIRST NEXT-GENERATION 4G ENABLED DEVICE, THE HUAWEI
19th April 2013. London. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today launched the UK’s first 4G enabled ‘CAT4’ device, the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi. Optimised for next-generation 4G speeds, the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi is the perfect companion for mobile users who want the fastest speeds on the move – creating a superfast 4GEE hotspot when they’re on the move2.
The launch of the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi, follows EE’s recent announcement that it is doubling its 4G speeds. The arrival of this CAT4 device will allow customers to take full advantage of the EE double-speed 4G network, going live in June, and experience some of the fastest speeds for superfast mobile browsing on laptops or tablet computers2.
Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE, 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”
Rhys Saunders, Sales Director at Huawei Device, said: “We are delighted to be developing and rolling out the very latest 4G mobile technology with EE in the UK. The Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi means all manner of connected devices can take advantage of the new superfast network speeds EE is making available in the UK.”
The Huawei E5776 WiFi will be available free on EE’s range of existing 4GEE Mobile Broadband plans, starting at £12.99 per month with 1Gb data. The device will also be available on a variety of business plans.
In addition to superfast speeds, consumers with a Huawei Wifi E5776 Wi-Fi on a 4GEE plan will also benefit from:
· EE Film – access to the only service in the UK which combines 2 for 1 cinema ticketing, listings, trailers and film downloads or streaming in one place
· A discount of £5 per month on EE superfast Fibre Broadband – so they can get blistering speeds at home and on the move
4G from EE is the first and only superfast 4G service in the UK, and will cover the homes and businesses in 80 towns and cities – 55% of the UK population – by the end of June. Double-speed 4G will be introduced to the following ten cities by summer: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
For further information on the Huawei E5776 WiFi, including full details of EE’s price plans, please visit www.ee.co.uk.