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BT Smart Hub launches with the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal*

Press Release   •   Jun 20, 2016 08:15 BST

The new BT Smart Hub

BT has boosted its broadband with the launch of a new BT Smart Hub, offering the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal compared to routers from other major broadband providers. The new BT Smart Hub has a combination of unique features that will allow consumers to enjoy wi-fi in more places with fewer dropped connections and faster speeds in harder to reach rooms.

The BT Smart Hub comes with 7 antennas, which is more than any other major UK broadband provider’s router, giving an unbeatable wireless range. It also features the very latest AC Wi-Fi technology so multiple users can use multiple devices on a faster connection, all at the same time. The BT Smart Hub comes with a range of features designed to make getting and remaining connected as easy as possible. It also comes with the latest chipset and has built in advanced filters that automatically block interference.

Launching this summer, the new BT Smart Hub has been designed by an award-winning team to ensure better and faster wi-fi coverage around the home with fewer blackspots. It comes with Smart Scan technology which means the hub proactively monitors and improves customers’ Wi-Fi performance in the background.

Pete Oliver, MD consumer, commercial, marketing and digital, BT, said:“Customers want a quality connection throughout their homes and the new BT Smart Hub delivers the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal so customers can enjoy wi-fi in more places. It’s packed with the latest wi-fi technology and is the only router from a major UK broadband provider to offer 7 antennas to offer unbeatable wi-fi range”.

It’s designed to fit throughmost letterboxes so customers don’t need to worry about being home when it’s delivered, and comes with a handy wi-fi card and sticker so customers can easily find their wi-fi password. Customers can also control the lights on the hub, choosing to either dim them or switch them off.

Customers can register their interest for the new BT Smart Hub at www.bt.com/smarthub and the very first BT Smart Hubs will be available for existing BT customers. Existing BT Infinity customers will be able to get a BT Smart Hub for free by recontracting or can buy one for just £50.

All BT Broadband customers get unlimited access to more than five million BT Wi-fi hotspots across the UK, helping them stay connected when they are out and about. Plus, customers signing up to the new deals will also get peace of mind that everything that’s important is kept safe and secure online with BT ProtectBT Parental Controls and BT Cloud. BT is the only UK broadband provider to offer at least 100GB storage with all its new unlimited broadband packages.

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Notes to editors

*The UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal: versus major broadband providers.

BT Smart Hub
No of antennas 7
Wi-fi bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Dual Next generation AC wi-fi
2.GHz wi-fi band 3x3 11b/g/n/ac
5 GHz wi-fi band 4x4 11a/n/ac Next generation AC wi-fi
Built-in Advanced Filters Yes
Connections 4 x giga ethernet
USB ports Yes
On/off light control Yes
Removable password card Yes
Smart Wireless Yes
BT Smart Scan Yes
Built-in 4G filters Yes

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