In the modern world businesses are becoming totally reliant on their broadband connection and many are unable to operate sufficiently, if at all, should their broadband connection ever fail. Many businesses still operate from a single broadband connection and have no back-up solution should a fault ever occur.
One solution is to have a secondary Broadband line that runs in conjunction with the primary Broadband line which can reap many benefits for a business. One of these is the ability to failover (to switch from one line to the next automatically, should one fail) from a primary to a secondary connection.
There is however a major flaw in this type of setup, and that is both lines, regardless of Internet Service Provider will use the same copper telephone cabling to the building. One mishap from a building contractor and both lines could suddenly disappear.
Here’s where 4G comes in! 4G has evolved over the past few years to match, and in some areas exceed, the speed of fixed lines. Coverage is improving on a daily basis and many routers now include a 4G WAN option as standard (SIM slot, no USB modem or drivers needed). So when the fixed line experiences an outage, the 4G connection automatically takes up the task of routing connectivity over the mobile network.
A major benefit that 4G has over a fixed line is lower costs, a PAYG data SIM can sit idle, incurring no costs until it’s used, whereas fixed lines incur monthly rental fees, even when not in use. The only cost is replacing your router… very minimal compared to loss of productivity or a customer’s order!
For more information on a back-up broadband solution please speak with your Account Manager.