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Mobile broadband (MBB) is like traditional broadband, but the key difference is MBB uses 4G or 5G mobile networks instead of fixed cables. 


These mobile signals are converted into a distinct WiFi network, enabling other devices to connect. This process is different to using mobile data on your smartphone, as your phone doesn’t automatically grant access to mobile broadband.

Yes, it is. But keep in mind how much data you might need if you plan on doing this. Larger data allowances will allow for smooth, longer streaming and gaming experiences.

It’s a small device that plugs into a USB port on a computer or other compatible device. It allows for wireless internet connectivity while you're out and about, keeping you connected on the go.

The Netgear Nighthawk M6 Mobile Router serves as a pocket hotspot, supporting all-day usage and accommodating up to 20 WiFi devices. It delivers robust and high-speed 5G internet connectivity suitable for gaming and includes an Ethernet port for wired devices lacking WiFi support. 


Alternatively, the Alcatel Dongle 4G provides download speeds reaching up to 150Mbps, while the Pocket Hotspot 4G connects with up to 32 devices simultaneously. 


With these options, you'll always have reliable internet access at your fingertips.

Mobile broadband is ideal for a number of different situations. Just moved house and waiting for your cable broadband to be installed? Mobile broadband gets you online in a jiffy. It's also super helpful when you want to provide internet to devices such as laptops or tablets. Perfect for long drives, working from coffee shops, or locations where WiFi is poor.

Yes, you can. At O2, we have a range of both 4G and 5G dongles available.

*Monthly price of your Airtime Plan will increase each April from April 2025 by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February each year plus 3.9%. If RPI is negative, we'll only apply the 3.9%. See o2.co.uk/prices.