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April
2013
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EE launches UK's first next-generation 4G enabled device, the Huawei E5776

EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today launched the UK’s first 4G enabled 'CAT4' device, the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi. Optimised for next-generation 4G speeds, the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi is the perfect companion for mobile users who want the fastest speeds on the move – creating a superfast 4GEE hotspot when they’re on the go. 

The launch of the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi follows EE's recent announcement that it is doubling its 4G speeds. The arrival of this CAT4 device will allow customers to take full advantage of the EE double-speed 4G network, going live in June, and experience some of the fastest speeds for superfast mobile browsing on laptops or tablet computers.

Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE, said: "We're pleased to be launching our first next generation 4G device. With this device, not only will customers get amazing Superfast 4GEE speeds today, but they'll also benefit from an even greater experience when we double the speeds on our network, which will be rolling out this summer."

Rhys Saunders, Sales Director at Huawei Device, said: "We are delighted to be developing and rolling out the very latest 4G mobile technology with EE in the UK. The Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi means all manner of connected devices can take advantage of the new superfast network speeds EE is making available in the UK."

The Huawei E5776 WiFi will be available free on EE's range of existing 4GEE Mobile Broadband plans, starting at £12.99 per month with 1Gb data. The device will also be available on a variety of business plans. 

In addition to superfast speeds, consumers with a Huawei Wifi E5776 Wi-Fi on a 4GEE plan will also benefit from:

  • EE Film – access to the only service in the UK which combines 2 for 1 cinema ticketing, listings, trailers and film downloads or streaming in one place 
  • A discount of £5 per month on EE superfast Fibre Broadband – so they can get blistering speeds at home and on the move

4G from EE is the first and only superfast 4G service in the UK, and will cover the homes and businesses in 80 towns and cities – 55% of the UK population – by the end of June. Double-speed 4G will be introduced to the following ten cities by summer: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.

For further information on the Huawei E5776 WiFi, including full details of EE’s price plans, please visit www.ee.co.uk.

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Notes:

1 Subject to 4G coverage. Coverage be checked on the EE website:https://explore.ee.co.uk/coverage-checker

2 Subject to geographical coverage. Double-speed 4G to be introduced to ten cities by summer: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.

For more information, please contact the EE press team on:

ee@nelsonbostock.com
0845 373 7070

About EE

EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed-line services to 27 million customers, and is the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fibre.

EE is the company that runs the Orange, T-Mobile and EE brands in the UK.

Its 4G service covers a third of the population, and EE continues to improve the speed and reach of the UK’s first 4G network. Its fibre service already covers 50% of the population.

EE's mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.

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