3 Mobile to launch Huawei E586 MiFi in September

Thursday, August 18th 2011
The mobile broadband product connects multiple devices to the web at the same time.
3 Mobile to launch Huawei E586 MiFi in September
Network operator 3 Mobile has unveiled what it claims is the first mobile Wi-Fi device in the UK to offer next-generation HSPA+ broadband connectivity.

The new product, the Huawei E586 MiFi, is said to be around 40 per cent faster than the carrier's existing MiFi, with this figure set to rise in the future as 3 Mobile rolls out HSPA+ technology across its 3G network.

Under its infrastructure improvement plans, 3 Mobile is aiming to upgrade 80 per cent of its network by the end of this year, with the rest due to follow shortly after.

According to the company, HSPA+ is capable of offering users download rates of up to 21.1Mbps - faster than the current UK average speed for fixed-line services, which stands at 7.5Mbps.

The Huawei E586 MiFi allows owners to simultaneously hook up multiple wireless-enabled devices - such as tablets, laptops, smartphones and games consoles - to 3 Mobile's 3G infrastructure at the touch of a button.

It features an OLED screen that displays an array of useful information, such as the speed of the connection, the amount of data used and the length of time spent browsing the web.

A new-look dashboard has also been added to the device, enabling people to change settings and read SMS messages.

Another new feature is the ability for owners to see their Wi-Fi username and password on screen by pressing a button in a bid to speed up the time taken to pair new gadgets to the MiFi.

The device also comes with a charging cradle, which is designed to help people get the best possible in-home performance.

David Kerrigan, head of mobile broadband at the network operator, said: "As the UK's biggest 3G mobile broadband network, we're delighted to introduce our high-speed mobile Wi-Fi product.

"This joins our award-winning HSPA+ dongles, making us the only operator offering an entirely next-generation HSPA+ enabled range of mobile broadband products."

The Huawei E586 is due to hit the market in September. 

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31st December 2011
so if its that good why cant i change nat from strickt to fair ??????????????/
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