Mobile phone operator 3UK has introduced a new MiFi mobile dongle, called the Huawei E586, which will go on sale next month.
To be available in 3UK’s stores as well as online, the Huawei E586 will feature HSPA+ technology.
The device will turn data from 3UK’s network into a Wi-Fi hotspot that consumers will be able to can use with a laptop, smartphone or any other Wi-Fi capable device.
Initially, it will provide users with around 40 per cent speedier connection that will apparently increase when the operator will upgrade its network to HSPA+.
3UK promises that its new device will offer download speeds of 21.1Mbps and upload speeds of 5.76Mbps. A microSD card slot will support up to 32GB. However, the company will not give a microSD card with the MiFi device.
Speaking about the device, 3UK mobile broadband head David Kerrigan said, “This joins our award winning HSPA+ dongles making us the only operator offering an entirely next generation HSPA+ enabled range of mobile broadband products.”
Meanwhile Chinese manufacturer Huawei, which is building the MiFi for 3UK, has announced that it would build and sell mobile phones under its own brand name, starting with an Android-powered handset, called the Blaze.