Setting up a wireless connection for your new business site? Great choice. Found yourself a plug-and-play device at the hardware store? Hold on a sec.
When switching on a new networking infrastructure for business use, there are a few steps to consider (if you haven’t yet) to set the scene for the best possible results: a comprehensive review of your location, the needs of your people, and the availability of public infrastructure are only a few—all within the context and goals of your project: bandwidth, applications, projected data traffic.
In this blog, we’ll explore what a site survey does, why it matters, and how it helps you guarantee performance—from Day One.
Preparation and Planning VS Poor Performance
Blue Wireless has a laser-like focus on LTE/5G: data over the air. But just for a moment, imagine you’re in charge of a wired installation, at a site never wired before. You can’t just run a cable between two points and hope for the best. There are walkways to be crossed. Tunnels to be dug. Walls that need removing, and holes to be drilled.
It’d be a lot easier if you’d thought of all this before constructing the buildings, wouldn’t it? In other words, it’s always best to plan in advance. Yes, you might get lucky with some no-name dongles from a computer store and a couple of extra routers somewhere. What if you estimated your data usage perfectly, and committed to a 2-year 1Tb/month data plan to cover it… then discovered that due to poor sightlines and inefficient boosting, your local network only achieves throughput of 1Mb/sec?
Takeout thought: very few successful businesses rely on “getting lucky”.
Your Blue Wireless site survey will address this in three main areas—your location, how many people you have, and the number and type of applications and data you use. And take in two aspects: outdoor and indoor.