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BT is to launch a next-generation router for subscribers to its super-fast Infinity broadband packages.

The BT Home Hub 5 will come complete with super-fast 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, 4 GigE ports and an integrated VDSL modem.

BT's latest innovation comes hot on the heels of the Home Hub 4, which was the first router from a UK broadband provider to offer smart dual-band wireless technology.

The firm says Home Hub 5 will build upon the "unrivalled reliability" of the current model, and enable customers to further exploit BT Infinity's super-fast speeds.

It will also come with an integrated VDSL modem, meaning BT Infinity customers will no longer need two boxes in their house.

When Home Hub 5 is launched it will be included with all BT Infinity packages as standard, while existing Infinity subscribers will be able to re-contract to get a router for free.

Other users will be able to get their hands on a BT Home Hub 5 by paying a small fee.

Meanwhile, the Home Hub 4 will continue to be offered as an inclusive part of all copper-based broadband deals.

David McDonald, General Manager of Consumer Broadband at BT, said the new Home Hub 5 shows how the firm is "obsessed with providing an amazing broadband experience". 

"BT has always had the edge here, but we are now leaping ahead of the competition," he stated.

"Only BT offers a service that combines dual band, Wi-Fi, no traffic management, market leading network performance and super-fast BT Infinity."

Mr McDonald said BT’s unlimited products really are 'totally unlimited', and the firm will never do anything to slow customers' connections down. 

"If customers want a great browsing, streaming, gaming and uploading experience there is only one choice," he added.

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