With close to 1,000 customer implementations completed, Blue Wireless has a wealth of experience in deploying and managing 4G/LTE-based network connectivity for branches. Here are our 5 best practices for enterprises who want to leverage the flexibility and cost-benefits of 4G/LTE based Access:
1. Quality Equipment
When reliability, performance and control is key, don't rely on low-cost consumer-grade routers, but use cloud-managed enterprise grade equipment. For remote sites, quality antennas with high gain will ensure a stable connection.
2. Professional Installation Don't be fooled by the 'zero touch deployment' myth. A proper setup of the equipment on site and test before starting live operations is essential to ensure reliable connectivity and avoiding future issues.
3. Multiple Local Networks Having access to multiple 4G/LTE networks is essential to avoid any blind spots and redundancy, so don't be limited to one single operator. Also avoid roaming SIMs which are not only expensive, but also give considerably lower performance.
4. Remote Management Once installed, a smart cloud platform is crucial so you keep control of your devices in the field and avoid having to send IT staff to locations. Traditional SNMP-based systems won't work for 4G connections which rely on dynamic private IP addressing.
5. Managed Service Provider Of course, one can organize all those elements in-house, but using a managed service provider will provide a consistent setup and reliable service at much lower cost of ownership. Blue Wireless offers managed 4G connectivity in 55 countries.
Want to know more about how Blue Wireless can support your business with reliable and cost-effective 4G access for your branches? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.