It’s possible to provide your business with a significant boost by investing in 4G services; 4G represents the next generation of mobile internet, and offers roughly twice the speeds of 3G for its users, with speeds, on average, capable of ranging between 10 to 20 mbps. With new networks being added in the UK over the next few months, and companies like DCL mobile providing excellent business tariffs, it’s possible to consider how 4G can give your company a turbo boost.
Any business can benefit from increased mobile internet speeds; if you’ve already been using 3G, you already know convenient it is for communicating and working on the go when you’re away from a wireless or wired connections. However, 4G increases these capabilities, providing faster speeds that can reduce buffering issues with streaming, as well as down-time caused by weak signals. 4G is generally more robust and more able to handle intensive online tasks than 3G.
4G achieves more stable mobile internet connections through the use of multiplexing, and an increase in the precision of existing Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies for transmitting signals. Since 3G was introduced in the late 2000s, work has been carried out on building up the quality of faster signals and a wider spectrum for mobile carriers. Although EE were the only 4G network in the UK for some time, other companies like Vodafone and O2 are now offering packages, meaning that the market is opening up and tariffs are becoming more competitive.
In terms of improving business workflow, 4G can make it possible to connect different employees across a range of different platforms with a greater degree of consistency; mobile working can be made much easier, as can video conferencing using mobiles and tablets from different locations. Moreover, 4G enables the sending of large files, and the more reliable usage of enterprise software and project collaboration. In general, then, 4G speeds up existing business processes.
Small businesses can also opt for using 4G to gradually shift away from using fixed lines for their internet, instead using flexible mobile packages. With this approach, small businesses can cut down on the cost of their overheads, which can be crucial if cashflow is an issue; 4G packages can be developed that can then be scaled up or down depending on the amount of data that you require as a business, as well as whether you need any specialist services like VoIP or discounted international calls.
It’s important, then, to look for tariffs that can be suited to the needs of different businesses, and to find scalable solutions so that you’re not tied down to any one data plan. Tariffs can be worked out for different business sizes, with companies able to offer full support and options to get the most out of your mobile broadband through data plans that can be easily changed to suit the different demands of an industry.
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