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How to choose a 4G router for your business

Posted by SAS on 10/12/18 15:21

There are many 4G routers on the market, offering a wide variety of features. You need to make sure that the router provides functionality and flexibility for your solution needed. Here are the main things to consider when you a compare 4G routers for your business.  

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Topic 4G

What to do if your circuit has been delayed

Posted by SAS on 03/04/18 11:17

We're regularly asked to help when a WAN or internet circuit is about to be delivered but has been delayed at the last minute. In these situations, time is of the essence.

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Topic 4G

30 Questions to ask a prospective 4G WAN Provider

Posted by SAS on 07/09/17 15:41

4G WAN is a simple concept but it can be complex to set up and run for high performance and reliability.  If this is not your area of expertise then it can help to use a Managed Service Provider to do that for you. There are a number of MSPs who offer 4G services, varying widely in their offers and capabilities. To make sure you avoid the pitfalls and get the service you need, here are the thirty questions you should ask when selecting one.

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Topic 4G

4G WAN: Bonding vs Load Balancing

Posted by SAS on 29/05/17 15:38

Bonding vs Load Balancing

There are two approaches to combining multiple SIMs:  Bonding and Load Balancing.  We generally recommend bonding, but there are scenarios where Load Balancing can be a useful solution.   Here is a description of the two approaches.

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Topic 4G

4G WAN: Cost and usage

Posted by SAS on 14/03/17 15:35

Managing the cost of 4G WAN

Usage and cost are important considerations when designing a 4G WAN connection or choose a Managed Service Provider, especially relating to the SIMs you use to provide your channels.  When exploring 4G WAN, it’s important to consider how you will measure usage and control costs accurately.  Clearly, it's better for you to address it at the start than your Finance Director addressing it later!

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Topic 4G

4G WAN: Design Considerations

Posted by SAS on 01/03/17 15:30

We generally recommend using a managed service (such as our Rapid Site Deployment solution) to deploy 4G WAN. That being said, it's always helpful to appreciate some of the design considerations that your service provider will be (or should be) thinking about. If you're interested in a slightly more technical overview to 4G WAN technology, this post is for you!

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Topic 4G

Dial up finally unplugged

Posted by Dan Pope on 06/09/13 11:09

Earlier this week BT brought the curtain down on dial up internet; marking the end of the connectivity technology that many of us enjoyed our nascent furrows on the internet with.

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Topic BDUK BT 4G narrow band News Rural Broadband dial up internet Technology

Summer release of 4G set to provide opportunity for retail, but smaller stores could suffer.

Posted by Dan Pope on 28/03/13 16:34

A study recently completed by retail analysts has suggested that the birth of 4G in the UK could have a major impact on retailers; with experts predicting it likely to increase retail spending by up to “£1.8 billion a year”.

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Topic Arcadia London RFID 4G Google News Selfridges Topshop 3G Retail

BT entering a Niche to get a hearty slice of the 4G pie

Posted by Dan Pope on 27/02/13 08:45

At the end of a complex bidding process, the 4G auction has its victors and has raised £2.34bn for the public purse. About 90% less than the price paid at the 3G sale 13 years ago - at the height of the dot-com bubble. It's also more than £1bn short of what the chancellor estimated in his autumn statement.

The relatively modest amounts raised by the auction may well be attributable to the limited success enjoyed by EE since launching the 4G service. Results published last week for EE’s financial end of year show contract net additions actually falling by over a third in 2012 Q4. It’s been suggested that this may be down to the way EE have been pricing their data bundles; offering only the same amount of data as on 3G platforms (resulting in customers running out of data early within the contracted month). The recent reduction in the price of EE’s most basic tariff (by £5 a month) may well be a move to remedy these perceived short comings.

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Topic BT EE Niche 4G News Three 3 3G O2 Vodafone

All brand cars to be connected to the web by 2014

Posted by Dan Pope on 15/02/13 11:14

A recent BBC report has unveiled car manufactures plans to have all new vehicles connected to the web within the next few years. In fact Intel, which will invest £64million over the next five years in the 'connected cars' claims that is already the third fastest growing technological device after phones and tablets.

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Topic bbc bmw Facebook mclaren 4G News Twitter