No business is an island, and that couldn’t be more apparent than it is in 2020. Economies are built on connections, but the quality of those connections and the infrastructure behind them can have a dramatic impact on how organizations perform. Businesses that operate around the world do so at the mercy of whatever network technology happens to be available in that region, and that can be a problem - but it’s not an unsolvable one.
Thanks to solutions such as mobile broadband, the uncertainty around global connectivity and communication could soon be a thing of the past. Mobile performance can already contend with fixed-line speeds, and that gap may start to widen with the arrival of 5G. What’s more, businesses are constantly expanding to new locations, with some in remote or temporary areas where connectivity can become challenging to say the least. Where fixed lines cannot reach or aren’t affordable, mobile broadband can ensure business carries on unhindered.
All a location will have to do to gain a fast, dependable connection is slot a SIM into a router and switch on the power - no messy installations, no visits from service providers, no overhead or underground cables.
It’s ideal for countries that don’t have a very mature telecommunications network, or countries that are so large that physical infrastructure that reaches everywhere simply isn’t feasible. It’s an “all in one” connectivity solution that can solve our communications problems once and for all. Here are three scenarios where Business Mobile Broadband could transform business operations for the better:
1. A backup for fiber/copper infrastructures
While Mobile Broadband might well be the future of communications and connectivity, it’s clear that we’re going to be dependent on fixed infrastructure - at least in part - for a while to come. So, as an example, let’s say we deliver a copper line to the customer. Everything is going fine, but suddenly there’s an outage and that customer loses several hours of productivity (and perhaps even revenue) as a result. If there was a separate mobile connection that could operate independently of the fixed, physical infrastructure, it could kick in much like a backup power generator would kick in. This became possible as 3G transitioned into 4G, and we believe it’ll play a key role as physical infrastructures transition into wireless ones.
2. Underlying connectivity on SD-WAN networks
Much in the same way Mobile Broadband could be used as a backup due to power outages outlined above, it could also safeguard performance on SD-WAN networks. If Mobile Broadband is positioned as an underlying connector, it can maintain - or even increase - application availability and performance during outages, service interruptions, or service degradation. Suddenly a business could turn a negative (losing connectivity or dealing with service degradation due to adverse weather) into a positive (not only maintaining connectivity during this time, but perhaps enhancing it).
3. Mobile Broadband as a standalone solution
As we discussed briefly above, Mobile Broadband could be an excellent standalone choice for businesses that are based in countries with a poor physical infrastructure. For example, certain countries in Asia have yet to reach network maturity, so their infrastructure isn’t always capable of meeting the demands that might be placed on it as the digital landscape evolves. Those businesses can opt for Mobile Broadband and immediately remove their dependency on their inferior local infrastructure. The same also applies to businesses that might be based in remote regions who, because of their geographical placement, have no access to dependable fixed-line Internet. This may also have the knock-on advantage of making urban areas and capital cities less busy, as businesses are able to stay in their remote countryside offices, paying cheaper rates while still reaping the benefits of superfast dependable Internet.
Expereo Business Mobile Broadband gets you Internet wherever you want it with a much shorter lead time, while the technology to deploy Mobile Broadband has already been established for a short while, what Expereo brings to the table is its ability to deploy Mobile Broadband as a backup to fiber or copper services in 150 different locations around the world.
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Manager, Service Development joined Expereo in 2019. 20 years in Telecommunications and witnessed Internet transportation evolving from copper to fibre optics. Quietly anticipating yet another evolution from copper to Mobile as the latter has proven to be superior in terms of performance and versatility, even before the general availability of 5G. Networking in today’s fast moving context should never be restricted to fixed connectivity, having mobility is equivalent to have an extra pair of fast moving wheels.More articles by Gerald Teo