Known as the Web Cube, it is powered by HSPA+ speeds delivering download speeds of between 2 and 5Mbps – similar to current entry level fixed broadband speeds. The device has a range of 30 metres which can be used to connect up to a maximum of 5 wireless enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles and tablets.
The Web Cube is powered by the 3G network and is ready to use straight out the box coming supplied with a mobile broadband SIM card.
Three have decided to test the device in a number of major cities in the UK before extending availability across the country.
Unveiling the Web Cube, Simon Kemp of Three said:
“It’s designed for the significant chunk of the population, especially renters and students, that have told us they want Wi-Fi at home, just without the phone line and the lengthy contract.”