London,
28
June
2019
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10:54
Europe/London

EE LAUNCHES THE UK’S FIRST 5G MOBILE BROADBAND PLANS

  • New 5GEE WiFi plans and advanced HTC 5G Hub introduces a new way to access 5G on the go
  • The HTC 5G Hub allows EE customers to use 5G on up to 20 devices for fast connectivity, content sharing, and entertainment access
  • The HTC 5G Hub’s 5-inch HD touchscreen with intuitive voice command and remote-control - make it quick and easy to manage entertainment needs on the move

28th June 2019, London: EE, the UK’s number one mobile network, is launching 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.

Edward Goff, Marketing Director, EE said: “Our 5G network will give EE customers even faster, more reliable mobile WiFi connections where they need it most – whether online gaming on the move, downloading or streaming HD content, or simply keeping a fast connection in the busiest areas. With the HTC 5G Hub, we’re seeing mobile experiences typically associated with tablets and smartphones combined with the practicality of a mobile broadband device and portable battery. With such a diverse product, we’re the only UK network that allows users to enjoy the fastest mobile connectivity in more places.”

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.

HTC 5G hub supports Quick charge 3.0 and USB-C 3.1 with DisplayPort support and has 32GB internal storage (and expandable memory via MicroSD) meaning you can also download and store media directly on the device. So, whether you need to connect a laptop or tablet on the go, video-call from a hotel room, pass time with a few mobile games or even get step-by-step cooking advice from Google Assistant, the HTC 5G Hub can do it all.

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.

EE is switching on 5G sites in 16 UK cities in 2019. The first launch cities have already launched in UK’s four capital cities – London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast – plus Birmingham and Manchester.

As well as the six launch cities, through 2019 EE will also be introducing 5G across the busiest parts of ten more UK cities: Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and Bristol.

For customers wanting to find out more about EE’s 5GEE WiFi plans and the HTC 5G Hub on EE, they can visit www.shop.ee.co.uk. For more information on EE’s 5G network, 5G devices and 5G Smart plans customers can visit www.ee.co.uk/5G.

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About EE

EE is the largest and most advanced mobile operator in the UK, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to its customers. EE is part of BT’s Consumer business unit which provides products and services to all of BT’s consumer customers in the UK. EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast 4G in more places than any other operator after pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. Today, EE’s retail presence exceeds more than 600 shops across the UK.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®; Best Network for five years in a row at the Mobile Choice Awards; Best Network at the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Mobile News Awards; Best Consumer Network at the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Mobile Industry Awards; as well as Fastest Network and Best Network Coverage at the 2019 uSwitch Mobile Awards.