The new MiFi will be available in store and online from September, and Three claims will be the first mobile Wi-Fi device in the UK to feature next generation HSPA+ mobile broadband technology.
HSPA+ allows speeds of up to 21.1Mbps and Three is aiming to have 80% of its network upgraded by the end of this year, with the rest following ‘soon afterwards’ for the new MiFi to take advantage of.
David Kerrigan, head of mobile broadband at Three commented:
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. Aside from this step up in speed, the new cradle charger, which looks great, will help people get the best performance in the home.
The new MiFi specs are similar to the current one save for the upgraded radio:
- Charging cradle
- 21.1 Mbps technical standard Download (HSDPA )
- 5.76 Mbps technical standard Uplink (HSUPA)
- Internal Memory slot for micro SD card that supports up to 32GB
- Approximately 4.5 hours battery life
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