Huawei launches Wi-Fi Datacard range with connectivity for up to 5-10 devices

26th March 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, March 23, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider has announced the launch of seven new Wi-Fi open data cards to enable users to share more content on the go at blazing fast speeds. The new Wi-Fi datacard range is designed to suit the needs of Indian consumers for high-speed data consumption across multiple devices, share internet with friends & families from the same datacard and the freedom to choose their favorite network operator. The new open Wi-Fi data cards have been classified into three different categories to simplify data card purchase by consumers & help retailers sell easily.

Huawei Device India President Victor Shanxin said, “Our understanding of the Indian consumer and the ability to serve them with superior innovation, enabling high-speed connectivity has led to our leadership position in the Indian Data Card market. With the rising penetration of internet-enabled devices like Wi-Fi tablets, laptops, smart TVs, smartphones, connected gaming & music devices, people are increasingly consuming internet for entertainment & productivity at home and while traveling. We have an intuitive understanding of users’ need to connect, share, anytime anywhere, which has inspired us to design Wi-Fi data cards that can connect users irrespective of the device they use to access the web.”

Huawei India Marketing Director Anand Narang said, “With feedback from trade partners and consumers, we have simplified the naming structure to make the purchase & selling process easier at retail points with our new naming classification of data cards – Laptopi-Fi, Power-Fi and Mobi-Fi. Our new campaign ‘Internet pooling is here’ is targeted towards educating youth, young professionals & families about easy and affordable ways to access internet on multiple devices & share it with multiple devices simultaneously. Indian users are consuming lot of content on the go like in cars, hotels, at homes & offices on a variety of internet-connected devices. We have now empowered these value-conscious consumers to create a Wi-Fi anywhere and share internet with up to 5-10 devices of friends & family members in a cost-effective way.”

Last year, PC sales in India witnessed a 4.8 per cent growth annually, with 11.5 million units, indicating that laptops are still the most sought after devices to access web especially from research & content creation perspective. Understanding the wide usage of laptops to surf the web by professionals, Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and large families, Huawei has launched two new Wi-Fi data cards under its Laptopi-Fi category. Huawei Laptopi-Fi datacards allow users to turn their laptop into an internet hotspot for upto 5 devices. These Wi-Fi datacards include E303FH and E3531. These dongles also allow users to make voice calls and SMS. E303FH and E3531 provide a download speed of 14.4Mbps and 21.6 Mbps respectively and an upload speed of 5.76Mbps that enable users to share data at a high-speed.

Under this Power-Fi category, Huawei has launched two devices E8231 and E8221 which come with in-built Wi-Fi module and require a power source connectivity like a car charging point, power mains or laptops to create a Wi-Fi hotspot. Both the devices can connect up to 10 devices at a time. E8231 allow users to download at a speed of 21.6 Mbps and E8221 enables users to download at a speed of 14.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 5.76 Mbps.

With Huawei’s newly launched Mobi-Fi devices- E5220, E5151 and E5730, users can enjoy the freedom to take the internet wherever they go. With one touch Wi-Fi hotspot creation capability, all the three Wi-Fi routers can connect up to 10 devices instantly. The device offers blazing fast 21.6 Mbps download speeds. E5220, E5151 and E5730 are powered with a 1150mAh, 1500mAh and a 5200mAh battery respectively to provide long working time without connecting to a power source. BothE5151 and E5730 assist users to access internet via 3G/2G network or through Ethernet port seamlessly & effortlessly. Ethernet port also allows users to carry it around and use it as a portable router and when back home or in office, it could get connected with the Ethernet cable to function as a stationary router, offering wireless signal. With a 5200mAh battery, E5730 is a power bank and lets users charge their tablets and smartphones as well.

Pricing and Availability

The new range of data cards will be available at leading multi-brand stores, e-commerce and IT, mobile & consumer electronics channel across India. The MRP price for Mobi-Fi : E5220 Wi-Fi datacards is Rs 4299, whereas the E5151 is listed at Rs. 4999. The Power-Fi : E8221 is prices at Rs. 2499 and the E8231 is listed at Rs. 2999. The Laptopi-Fi : E303FH Wi-Fi datacard carries a price tag of Rs. 1899, while the E3531 is priced at Rs. 1999.


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