UScellular Introduces Inseego 5G MiFi® Hotspot to Bring Faster Connection Speeds to Consumers and Businesses
October 28, 2020
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2020-- UScellular (NYSE: USM) is adding to its 5G device offering with the launch of its first 5G mobile hotspot, the Inseego (Nasdaq: INSG) 5G MiFi® M2000. This sleek, compact device is easily portable and has both 5G and 4G LTE connectivity for fast Internet on-the-go without the need to connect to public Wi-Fi. Inseego’s enterprise grade security provides a secure, personal connection to help enable e-learning, remote working, telehealth applications and many other connectivity needs in cities, suburbs and rural areas.
The MiFi M2000 will be available tomorrow, Oct. 29, at uscellular.com and in stores for $13.32 per month for 36 months ($479 MSRP) – with no activation fee – and service can easily be added to a UScellular unlimited plan.
“As education and work has shifted from traditional locations to homes over the course of this year, we’ve seen the importance of connectivity, especially in rural areas where broadband options can be less available, not reliable or overly costly,” said Kyle Bedtelyon, director of the device and accessory portfolio at UScellular. “This 5G hotspot can deliver a fast and reliable connection for remote workers and learners, while also benefitting business travelers, field service workers or providing extra capacity for homes with multiple people accessing the Internet at once. We are excited to work with Inseego to bring another 5G connectivity option to our customers.”
The Inseego MiFi M2000 can provide 5G or 4G LTE connectivity for up to 30 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and gaming systems. It’s 3,500mAh battery can provide an all-day connection, and its built-in security features can safeguard data with advanced encryption, hacker prevention and password protection.
“We are excited to help deliver a new connected experience to UScellular customers with our next-generation 5G mobile hotspot,” said Jodi Ellis, head of product marketing at Inseego. “This best-in-class device sets a new standard in mobile hotspot network performance and security and we are pleased to work with UScellular as they continue the expansion of their 5G network into new markets.”
The Inseego 5G MiFi M2000 empowers users to connect with confidence with a combination of best-in-class features that deliver:
Breakthrough mobile performance: Combining the Qualcomm® Snapdragon® X55 5G Modem-RF System with Inseego’s proprietary advanced RF technology design, the MiFi M2000 delivers the best available combination of 5G and 4G LTE speed, performance, and coverage.
More devices connected, efficiently: Stop the bottlenecks with Wi-Fi 6** which offers 4x greater capacity and significantly faster speeds for connected devices compared to Wi-Fi 5. This means that users can connect more devices at the same time, without compromising performance or sacrificing battery life. It securely connects up to 30 devices over Wi-Fi along with the option for a direct tethered connection using the USB-C port.
All-day power: The removable battery delivers connectivity all day* long and is designed with the Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology so users can recharge rapidly. Those on-the-go can keep other devices connected since the MiFi M2000 can also be used as a battery bank to charge a phone, tablet or other connected device. An 8500mAh accessory battery (sold separately) provides added power.
Enterprise-grade security: Whether customers are working from home or have students schooling from home, they can connect with peace of mind. Designed and developed in the USA, the MiFi M2000 provides multiple layers of protection with the latest WPA 3 Wi-Fi security protocol, advanced encryption, hacker prevention, password protection, Guest Wi-Fi network, VPN pass-through and Open VPN.
UScellular’s 5G network currently covers certain areas of Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin, and it will expand to cover parts of additional states in the coming months. For more information about UScellular’s 5G network, devices and coverage map, please go to uscellular.com/5G.
5G not available in all areas. Visit uscellular.com/coverage-map for coverage details.
*Actual speeds and coverage may vary. Battery life duration may vary depending on usage such as video streaming vs web browsing, device settings, number of devices connected, and other factors.
**Wi-Fi 6 enables up to 40% faster Wi-Fi speeds, up to 4x increase in data throughput per user in with multiple devices connected, and improved battery efficiency versus Wi-Fi 5. Claims are based on the comparison of the expected maximum theoretical data rates for dual spatial stream 802.11ax 160 MHz (2401 Mbps) vs. dual spatial stream 802.11ac 160 MHz (1733 Mbps) Wi-Fi solutions as documented in IEEE 802.11ax draft 2.0 spec and IEEE 802.11-2016 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers. For additional details visit https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0165-01-0hew-802-11-hew-sg-proposed-par.docx
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. It is ranked #1 in the North Central Region in the J.D. Power 2020 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study – Volume 2. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with UScellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
About Inseego Corp.
Inseego Corp. (Nasdaq: INSG) is an industry pioneer in smart device-to-cloud solutions that extend the 5G network edge, enabling broader 5G coverage, multi-gigabit data speeds, low latency and strong security to deliver highly reliable internet access. Our innovative mobile broadband and fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions incorporate the most advanced technologies (including 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6 and others) into a wide range of products that provide robust connectivity indoors, outdoors and in the harshest industrial environments. Designed and developed in the USA, Inseego products and SaaS solutions build on the company’s patented technologies to provide the highest quality wireless connectivity for service providers, enterprises, and government entities worldwide. www.inseego.com. #Putting5GtoWork.
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