Business Applications for 4G/LTE: How SMBs and Enterprises are using wireless connectivity
While the big four in wireless communications are in the race to 5G deployment, the reality is that it will be a while before businesses can enjoy the touted benefits of the next-gen network. In the meantime, many organizations are successfully leveraging the 4G/LTE network to solve some connectivity challenges. For instance, including 4G/LTE service in your disaster recovery plan can reduce the financial and operational impacts of a network outage. Downtime, no matter how brief, can have significant implications and include revenue loss, decreased productivity, inability to support customers, and damage to the brand’s reputation. While Gartner puts the cost of downtime for IT networks at $5,600 per minute, the real cost could be even higher depending on the type of business.
In addition to disaster recovery, here are some of the ways our customers are using wireless technology within their businesses.
Primary Connectivity for PoS
4G/LTE can serve as a primary connection for scenarios in which a wired solution just won’t do. Retail kiosks in open areas like malls or airports are using 4G to support point-of-sale applications, digital menu boards, and other digital signage.
In some cases, brick-and-mortar locations, like banks and pop-up retail stores, simply can’t afford to wait for a wired solution to be installed. With 4G/LTE they can have instant connectivity for business-critical applications until a more permanent solution is deployed.
Flexible enough to be deployed almost anywhere, 4G/LTE shines in its ability to connect the previously un-connectable. Organizations with offices or home-based employees in rural locations can get secure, reliable wireless access where a wired solution is not available.
4G/LTE gives organizations the connectivity flexibility they need in a variety of scenarios. Whether you’re looking to improve your business continuity plan, deploy a temporary solution, connect a remote office, or power your retail business, LanYap Networks can help you find the wireless solution you need. Give us a call and let us show you how 4G/LTE is changing the way organizations view connectivity!