Mobile data technologies are advancing at a very fast pace. 4G has been the key to unlocking reliable, fast and cheap internet connectivity for mobile devices.
4G is the perfect answer to rural internet connectivity or areas where getting fixed infrastructure is costly, unavailable, or simply not practical.
Churches, building sites, country parks, rural business locations... these are just some of the places that can benefit from a fixed mobile data solution.
Our engineers use mobile cell tower maps to work out which networks have locations close to you. We look at the bands available, we work out how to extract the most out of them.
We then take high-gain, directional antennas and point it straight at them! Coupled with low-loss co-ax cables, which can run over long distances, this brings as much signal into our 4G router as possible. It's then converted into standard data infrastructure, either wired ethernet or WiFi.
We have a range of mobile data plans available, with unrestricted speeds and unlimited data at competitive prices.
Yes. The building sites we work on are slightly more than you'd find at a house renovation. Commercial building projects are complicated, and it takes teams of people working on them to ensure that all of the activities are being carried out in the right order and to the right timeframes.
Tethering to a data enabled mobile phone is all well and good, but if you have a site office with Project Managers, Health and Safety officials, Administration staff, Supervisors and the myriad of other people needed to run a large scale construction project, then the only way to go is with dedicated internet, and this is very easy to achieve.
It can be used with cloud hosted VoIP phones to give your site office a dedicated phone line too. Once the site is finished you can simply move it to the next location meaning there's no additional set up fees for each new site or project.
4G internet connectivity is very reliable. The infrastructure has been rolled out extensively across the country now so that you can get a strong mobile signal outside in most parts of the country.
It can be affected by environmental conditions, but since it works in relatively low frequencies, it's actually very good at penetrating things like tree cover and foliage.
Mounting the antenna as high as possible helps, as does being sited externally to the building, but you can still achieve good results with antennas mounted inside roof spaces or just high up in a room near a window.
Bandwidth can fluctuate depending on how many users in the area are using the cell tower, and there's a single point of failure with the mobile service provider, but that's true of fixed line installations too.
4G coverage is getting better, and the advent of 5G promises to increase coverage around the UK, it's not always in the area you need it. That's where Satellite technology comes into play. The costs of this have come down considerably over the years to the point where it's now a viable option for internet access when you really need it. It has some drawbacks, the latency on a satellite connection means it's not especially suited to running VoIP phones in some circumstances, but depending on your requirements it might be just what you need.
Construction is just one scenario where this could be used and it's our most popular. Anywhere there is a need for portable, or temporary, internet connectivity, there is a solution in 4G or Satellite.
We use it to help connect rural churches for live streaming
It can also form a part of your Disaster Recovery strategy, by offering an alternative internet connection in the event of a failure in your fixed line service!