BT-owned EE has unveiled a 4G router with an external antenna as a way to provide mobile internet to areas of the UK not connected by fixed line broadband.
A landline is not required to use the router and EE claims it can deliver download speeds over 100Mbps, 10 times higher than industry regulator Ofcom’s definition of decent broadband speed.
EE managing director of marketing Max Taylor said:
As our network continues to expand into some of the most remote parts of the UK, we’ve seen the amazing impact that 4G connectivity can have on rural communities.
Our newest 4G home broadband router and antenna takes this one step further, ensuring thousands of families in rural areas across the UK could enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband inside their home for the very first time – whether video-calling the grandparents or streaming their favourite TV series.
EE’s head of broadband Simon Till added:
If your home has access to fixed broadband, then that would probably be the right choice, but if you can’t then this is an option…We’re in the business of providing connectivity to those that don’t have it.