Verizon Wireless customers interested in the new 4G network the carrier fired up in the United States in December last year would soon have the possibility to enjoy the enhanced speeds it can offer on a new Novatel Wireless device too, the MiFi 4510L Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.
For those of you who might have not encountered a MiFi device before, we should note that these hotspots were designed so as to provide users the possibility to create a personal access point so as to connect wifi-capable devices to the wireless carrier's network.
The new MiFi 4510L was brought to the spotlight at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and would connect to both the new Verizon Wireless
4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, as well as to the older 3G Mobile Broadband network the carrier operates.
“We’re very excited to be launching the first 4G LTE MiFi device with Verizon Wireless,” said Peter Leparulo, chairman and chief executive officer of Novatel Wireless.
“The 4G LTE MiFi device will unleash 4G on any existing Wi-Fi enabled device making it easy and economical for consumers to transition to 4G and take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ new advanced network.”
The new MiFi 4510L from Novatel Wireless is small enough to fit in the palm of one's hand, while being capable of delivering fast Internet connectivity on the carrier's network
to a number of up to five devices that sport Wi-Fi connectivity.
The 4G LTE device joins other high-end products in the Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot portfolio, making a new step for the company.
On the carrier's 4G network, the MiFi would offer support for download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps to customers using laptops, tablets and gaming devices. It would also connect to the carrier's 3G network where the 4G LTE connectivity is not available.
“With the popularity of the original Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot on the Verizon Wireless network, it made sense to introduce a Novatel Wireless device as the first 4G LTE MiFi,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
“Whether customers are experiencing 4G speeds
on their Wi-Fi-capable netbooks, notebooks, tablets or smartphones, they can count on the reliability of both the MiFi 4510L and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.”
In addition to the MiFi, Verizon and Novatel Wireless also launched the 4G LTE USB551L modem, which should prove a great option for enterprise, business and government customers on Big Red's new network.