Three has launched the 'value' Huawei E5331 MiFi mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

The mobile operator claims the MiFi offers affordable, fast and secure Wi-Fi. The E5331 is available for a £29 upfront cost and can provide Wi-Fi for up to five devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, simultaneously.

Three Huawei E5331 MiFi

Mark Brewer, Head of Mobile Broadband Devices at Three said, “As the leading network operator in mobile broadband, we’re delighted to be able to offer our customers a cheaper alternative to getting online, without having to compromise on speed.”

As well as the £29 upfront cost, the MiFi has a one-month rolling contract with offers 5GB of data for £15.99. Alternatively it can be purchased for £49.99 on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The Huawei E5331 MiFi features an LED screen, one button connection and a four and a half hour battery life. Three touts a theoretical download speed of up to 21.1Mbps using HSPA+.

Mark Mitchinson, executive vice president at Huawei said: "Huawei’s family of mobile Wi-Fi products are among the best kept secrets in the wider consumer market; gadgets which offer portable and personal Wi-Fi connectivity that can be shared across multiple devices and people."

"The Huawei E5331 Value MiFi brings these benefits to a much wider market, supported by Three’s exceptional 3G data network."