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BT has launched two new Wi-Fi extender products designed to improve the range of wireless broadband in the home.

The 11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi Extender 1200 and the Mini Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 arrive on the market as demand for Wi-Fi connectivity continues to grow in the UK.

More people are using wireless broadband to access their internet on mobile devices, such as web-enabled tablets and smartphones.

BT's new Mini Wi-Fi Home Hotspot uses powerline technology to enable customers to get a new signal in any room of the house that has a power socket.

There is no need to link to an existing Wi-FI signal, meaning the hotspot is ideal for houses with thick walls.

An alternative for solving connectivity issues is the 11ac Wi-Fi Extender 1200, which boosts the Wi-Fi signal further round consumers' homes.

A single plug is placed at the edge of the Wi-Fi router’s range in order to boost the signal.

Erik Raphael, Director of BT Devices and BT Wi-Fi, said that in 2014, there was a 17 per cent increase in the number of Wi-Fi devices sold in the UK.

"With the growth in fibre, customers are using their broadband more and more around the home to stream content, browse the web and play games," he stated.

"Customers want to access Wi-Fi in every room of their house. We are continually looking to push the boundaries of new technology to give customers access to the best possible connection and fastest speeds."

Mr Raphael said BT is also planning on expanding its range of wired broadband extenders in the very near future.

"We will be doubling the speed of our existing broadband extenders by launching a 1,000Mb powerline," he noted. "This will again bring the very latest in technology into consumers’ homes."

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