EE recently launched the UK’s first 5G mobile broadband plans, enabling customers to create a 5G-powered Wi-Fi hotspot providing the fastest speeds, even in the busiest places.
EE’s 5GEE WiFi service will give users access to 5G speeds and improved performance for those who need the very best connectivity on the go. EE will offer the service with the HTC 5G Hub - the very first 5G mobile broadband device available in the UK. The HTC 5G Mobile Smart Hub will allow customers to benefit from smooth 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and 5G mobile hotspot connections for up to 20 users.
Unlike other mobile broadband hotspots, the HTC 5G Hub features a 5-inch HD capacitive touchscreen, so it can be used as a media centre, accessing 5G to stream 4K videos to a second screen and deliver crisp, clear content. Intuitive voice command and remote-control features also make it quick and easy to manage entertainment needs. For gaming, low-latency, 60fps, and 4K resolution (on compatible screens), the HTC 5G Hub is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Along with Android 9 Pie, this allows for unprecedented download speeds and power for native Android and PC games supported on the large screen. The device also features a microphone as well as a loud speaker for playback, 30 meter WiFi range and a built-in Gigabit ethernet port.
The smart hub, which costs £500 as a standalone device, is available from EE with 5G for a one-off upfront fee of just £100 with either 50GB of monthly data on a £50 per month, 24-month 5GEE WiFi plan, or with 100GB on a £75 per month.