LIME to offer Personal Mobile Internet Hot-spot – MiFi

As people become more dependent on the internet for everyday activities, telecommunications company LIME is again providing access to its customers, this time with the introduction of a personal mobile-broadband router called ‘MiFi’, which allows up to five devices to connect to the internet at the same time.

Ideal for small-businesses, individuals, families and small student working groups etc, the Huawei® E586, is a light-weight portable modem that works at a distance of up to 10m (30ft) and provides simultaneous internet access to Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, tablets, media players, digital cameras and video game consoles.

The Huawei Mifi device, which allows internal connectivity for up to five devices will be available on the LIME 3G network in December 2011.

According to Garry Sinclair, LIME’s Managing Director for Jamaica & Cayman, the increase of portable internet access devices such as iPads and other tablets as well as Wi-Fi enabled smartphones has been driving a demand for wireless internet service.

“As our customers’ appetite for internet-based technology increases, we are ensuring that the services we offer meet their needs and ultimately make their lives easier. As such, we are proud to partner with Huawei in providing this tailor-made internet solution that will give customers wireless internet access on all of these popular new technology devices,” he said.

The ‘Mi-Fi’ router offers 5 hour battery-life and has a built-in antenna, a micro SD card slot and is compatible with over 20 different types of devices. The router, which has sold more than 150 million units worldwide, creates an instant internet hot-spot and facilitates wireless file-sharing.

“The full potential of today’s most popular devices can only be experienced through LIME’s superior 3G network and we will continue to offer the technologies that allow our customers to fully utilise even the most sophisticated devices” Mr. Sinclair added.

The Huawei® E586, which will be available in December, utilises the LIME Mobile Data network and offers up to 3G connectivity speed across the island for any Wi-Fi-enabled fixed and portable device.

The MiFi device is designed to help bridge the digital divide by providing opportunities to enjoy broadband internet services, regardless of geographic location.

Post Author: Kelroy

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3 thoughts on “LIME to offer Personal Mobile Internet Hot-spot – MiFi

    Gladstone Taylor

    (October 20, 2011 - 8:05 pm)

    I’ve actually been testing that device used it a couple months a go.. a friend of mine works for Huawei :).. i’m wondering when they gonna bring the Ideos Tablet and Ideos phone to market.

    lindsworth Deer

    (October 22, 2011 - 9:57 am)

    Guess LIME is not worried about peopel freeloading off their 3G Network. Or possibly, they are acknowledging the coming dominance of Municipal Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) providers such as Dekal Wireless, which is slowly making people wonder why they have to shell out JA$3500 for a modem when they can use the Wi-Fi radio already built into most smartphones and laptops!!


    (December 30, 2011 - 1:13 am)

    why do i need LIME while i can buy it with no contract?

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