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BT launches new dual band Home Hub 4

BT has unveiled its new router, which it claims will give customers the UK’s most reliable internet connection.

The new BT Home Hub 4 will be launched on Friday (May 10) and uses Smart Wireless and concurrent dual band wireless (dual stream 802.11n MIMO technology simultaneously at 2.4GHz and 5GHz) to offer a more dependable service by avoiding interference.

The firm said that new router will be much more slimmer than previous models measuring 116mm high, 236mm wide and 31mm deep, meaning it will fit through most letter boxes, avoiding trips to the Post Office to collect the device, and presumably saving BT lots on postal costs.

Read Recombu Digital’s guides to Setting up a Wireless Home Network and What is a Router?John Petter, managing director of BT’s Consumer division, said: “This is our best ever home hub. We’re once again providing our customers with cutting edge technology to give them a better connection than any other major UK broadband provider.

“BT’s the first major ISP in the UK to offer such innovative smart dual-band technology that avoids interference for an ultra-reliable connection. It’s at the heart of our broadband packages.”

The BT Home Hub 4 also sports two Gigabit Ethernet ports (WAN and LAN), 5GHz 802.11n and a new faster processor, which BT claims makes an ideal partner for the firm’s Infinity fibre optic braodband services.

The router also boasts intelligent power management technology which monitors hub functions and puts them individually into power save mode when not in use. It also comes with an integral Smart Setup, which makes it simple for the customer to set it up with any device without having to load a separate CD.

The BT Hub 4 will be rolled out to BT Broadband and BT Infinity packages over the coming months, starting from Friday, May 10. From June, existing BT customers will be able to upgrade for free to the new hub when they take out a new contract, or they can buy one at a special price of £35.

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