Use cases | 10 July 2019

5 best practices for enabling LTE/5G branch connectivity

Blue Wireless
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Written by
Ivan Landen, CEO Global

With close to 3,000 customer implementations completed, Blue Wireless has a wealth of experience in deploying and managing LTE/5G-based network connectivity for branches. Here are our 5 best practices for enterprises who want to leverage the flexibility and cost benefits of LTE/5G based Access:

  1. Quality Equipment. When reliability, performance, and control are 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 testing before starting live operations is essential to ensure reliable connectivity and to avoid future issues.
  3. Multiple Local Networks. Having access to multiple LTE/5G 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 a 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 wireless connections which rely on dynamic private IP addresses.
  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 a much lower cost of ownership. Blue Wireless offers managed LTE/5G connectivity in 80+ countries.

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Cera Koh, Global Head of Sales Operations

I am looking forward to discussing together the possibilities of LTE/5G for your business.

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