Voda to launch EU Hotspots


Vodafone is launching a new personal Mobile Broadband Hotspot device in Germany, Romania and Spain.

The Vodafone Mobile Broadband Hotspot enables both consumer and business customers to connect several devices wirelessly either at home or in the office anywhere within the Vodafone Mobile Broadband Hotspot radius. It does not require any software installation to use.

The credit-card sized device enables customers to connect to the internet through any device that supports Wi-Fi. Potentially this device could be used to connect a new range of devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras and gaming consoles once they are manufactured with Wi-Fi compatibility.

Once the device is switched on, users will be able to detect the mobile Wi-Fi cloud using any Wi-Fi configured device and connect up to five devices within a 10-metre radius. 

The device has expandable memory support for up to 16GB via microSD, to enable users to store and share content such as documents, music, video and pictures over Wi-Fi. Access to the expandable memory is available to all the devices connected to the one Vodafone Mobile Broadband Hotspot.

Vodafone mobile broadband director Huw Medcraft said: “The Vodafone Mobile Broadband Hotspot offers mobile professionals, students and families a one-touch connectivity solution that turns Wi-Fi enabled devices such as MP3 players and laptops into connected mobile internet devices.”