Vodafone has launched Gigacube B818, a wireless mobile router for consumers and businesses that turns the operator’s 4G network into a Wi-Fi network.
The device is being marketed as a flexible alternative to “standard broadband” that allows customers to benefit from high-speed internet access in areas without fixed-line broadband. Connecting up to 64 devices, the Gigacube B818 is said to be “perfect” for busy digital households and small businesses.
Capable of handling maximum speeds of up to 1.6Gbps download and 150Mbps upload, the device has a Wi-Fi range of 250 metres and can offer customers up to 300GB of data per month.
Vodafone said it wants to tap into extended lockdown periods that will not only see increased remote working, but also a spike in home learning as UK schools are closed for an indefinite period. At a time when families are primarily