BT has today announced the launch of a new BT Smart Hub which will roll-out to replace the BT Home Hub 5 which has been available for some time and could definitely do with an upgrade to its wireless capabilities.
If you haven’t already installed your own wireless networking system to improve the wireless capabilities of your home network. You can upgrade to the new BT Smart Hub by either signing for a new contract with BT or paying a £50 upgrade fee.
BT says that the retail price of the new BT Smart Hub will be £130 but I would be very surprised if anyone actually pays that for the new hardware. BT explains more about the design and hardware inside the new BT Smart Hub :
The new BT Smart Hub uses the latest technology to help you enjoy wi-fi in more places in your home. The dual-band Smart Hub has seven antennas that give a bigger wireless range – more than any router from a major UK broadband provider. The latest AC wi-fi technology means you can use more than one device – be it a phone, laptop or tablet – on a fast connection simultaneously. Advanced filters block interference to help you get a more reliable signal with fewer dropouts, while BT Smart Scan technology works in the background, choosing the channel with the least congestion for the best wi-fi performance.
If you are interested, sign up at the pre-registration page here. BT will send you information about how to get the new Smart Hub ahead of the launch in the summer.
For more information on the new BT Smart Hub jump over to the BT website for details by following the link below. Also anyone connected via BT copper connection will also need to pay £50 to upgrade to the new BT Smart Hub.