EE Unveils the UK's First 5G Mobile Broadband Device

By Shabana Arif on at

EE has detailed its 5G mobile broadband plans for its 5G router, that has seen the network shift the focus from the Huawei 5G CPE Pro to the newly added HTC 5G Hub.

When its 5G lineup was first announced, it included both the Huawei hub and the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, but the handset was dropped by both EE and Vodafone. You can still register interest in the Huawei hub so presumably that's not going anywhere.

The HTC 5G Hub is the first 5G mobile broadband device to roll out in the UK, and features a 5-inch HD touchscreen, and remote and voice control options. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and running Android 9 Pie, the hub supports up to 20 users, and you can go nuts streaming 4K video and enjoying low-latency, 60fps, 4K gaming.

"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," said Edward Goff, Marketing Director.

"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.”

As well as a speaker and microphone, the hub has 32GB internal storage for you to download your media and store it directly on the device.

It costs £500 to buy outright, but is available on EE for £100 upfront, and either 50GB of data a month for £50, or 100GB of data for £75 a month.