Remember when 3G and 4G connections were ‘second rate’? When cell phone calls frequently dropped or you had dead spots in most remote areas, or even in your living room? What about Verizon’s old ‘can you hear me now?’ ads? Generation Zers and millennials may not recall, but thanks to Youtube they can still get a glimpse into what it was like!
Expecting cell phones and then smartphones to ‘just work’ no matter what is a relatively new phenomenon. But, boy, has it caught on since. Today, 4G LTE wireless brings faster media streaming, even video calls and content, and the ability to support business-critical cloud apps of all kinds, including voice and collaboration tools and VPNs. 4G LTE solutions are ideal for both temporary and permanent connectivity and also for backup to primary Wide Area Network (WAN) connections.
4G LTE technology works by connecting to the internet via a cellular signal. 4G is ideally suited for all kinds of verticals, industries, and internet needs – such as internet access at a tradeshow, a temporary construction site, retail locations, food trucks, emergency vehicles, or for branch offices. In other words, whenever businesses are looking to stay agile and keep costs down from MPLS-only WAN links, 4G LTE offers game-changing advantages.
For companies looking for the bandwidth to get people, places, and things securely and reliably connected to the internet, 4G LTE is a welcome alternative to conventional wired connectivity. But with the stakes so high and a growing number of cloud-based apps waiting in the wings – from Point-of-Sale systems, employee applications, digital signage, connected devices, and much more – how can companies be confident they’ll find the right 4G LTE provider?
It starts with asking smart and tough questions of 4G LTE partners. Begin here.
Today is a fantastic time. It’s entirely possible to leverage 4G LTE internet service and have more than sufficient bandwidth to run virtually all business applications, either as a backup or primary connection. What could be better? Take time to understand the full capabilities of 4G LTE and to find the right technology partner, not only will it optimize technology usage across the business, but companies can also add money to the bottom line.