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Three customers are now able to get their hands on a new high-speed mobile Wi-Fi device – the Huawei E586 Mi-Fi.

The model is the first Mi-Fi device to feature next generation HSPA+ mobile broadband technology in the UK.

Subscribers can benefit from significant speed improvements, with the Huawei E586 able to support downloads up to 50 times faster than those previously available.

As Three carries out network upgrade work, Mi-Fi broadband speeds are set to increase even further.

The broadband provider said the E586 Mi-Fi provides fast, secure Wi-Fi for tablets, laptops and handheld games consoles at the touch of a button.

David Kerrigan, Head of Mobile Broadband at Three, commented: "As the network operator leading the way with a nationwide HSPA+ network upgrade, we're delighted to be bringing the first mobile Wi-Fi device with HSPA+ technology to the UK.

"People will be able to enjoy speeds of up to 5.9Mb, allowing faster downloads, seamless browsing and an all-round improved experience.”

Mi-Fi users are able to create their own personal wireless broadband hotspots as they move, and connect up to five web-enabled devices to the internet.

Consumers have a choice between pay monthly and pay-as-you-go Mi-Fi plans.

For £9.91 per month, customers can sign up for 1GB of data per month on an 18-month deal.

A rolling one-month 5GB Mi-Fi contract costs £15.99 – plus a £39.99 modem charge, with the 18-month contract priced at £18.03 per month with no up-front fee.

Heavier data users can also sign up for 15GB Mi-Fi broadband deal. The 18-month option costs £23.03 per month, while a two-year deal is priced at £18.03.

High-speed pay-as-you-go Mi-FI devices are priced at £84.99 – including 3GB of data valid for up to three months – and £129.99 - including 12GB of data valid for up to one year.

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