Mobile Broadband is booming in the UK. With the increasing availability of high speed mobile broadband and the latest HSPA+ networks offering extra fast download speeds, more and more people are turing to mobile broadband to deliver high speed internet connectivity whilst on the go and increasingly to replace traditional wired ADSL broadband services in the home.
Mobile broadband users now have a wide choice of hardware solutions to enable them to connect single or multiple devices to a single mobile broadband SIM card, and one of the most popular of recent months has been the Travel Router.
The Travel Router can come in several forms, the first being a router with a USB port so that you can plug your 3G Modem, HSPA+ Modem or 4G Modem into the router and share your connection with several PC’s or wireless devices. An example of this type of router is the Zoom 4501 Router.
The second type of travel router is a battery powered router that you insert the SIM card directly into. This type of travel router, commonly known as a MiFi or Myfi router will provide wireless connectivity for several devices and usually has a battery life of 3-4 hours. a battery powered travel router is great for travelling and products like the ZTE MF60 and Zoom 4506 travel Routers are great examples of this type of router.
Many Travel routers are now available using the lastest HSPA+ network technology offering download speeds of up to 21Mbps, and 4G routers that have the USB port for connection of a USB modem can utilise different modems so you could use your existing 3G Modem and then change the modem to a HSPA+ Modem or 4G Modem when you have access to the new high speed mobile broadband networks as they are rolled out in the UK.