Are you contemplating the incorporation of cellular technology into your Wide Area Network (WAN)? Cellular connectivity has a plethora of advantages to offer, serving as an effective solution for both primary and failover use cases. In this article, we will delve into the numerous benefits of adopting a cellular network and how a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can help seamlessly integrate this solution into your existing network framework.
Primary Use Cases
The cellular carriers offer high data plans, if not unlimited data, which make cellular a great option for primary connectivity, especially in scenarios where traditional wireline connectivity falls short:
- Remote Locations: In areas where wireline connections are scarce or inadequate, cellular networks offer a resilient alternative. In this case, it is well worth checking the cellular coverage maps to ensure seamless connectivity regardless of geographical barriers.
- Temporary Connections: Wireline installations can often face delays due to construction and installed connections can sometimes endure prolonged service outages. In such scenarios, cellular networks become the saving grace, swiftly providing a reliable connection when wireline fails.
- Seasonal Businesses: The flexibility of cellular service terms, typically offered on a month-to-month basis, caters perfectly to seasonal businesses, eliminating the burden of long-term commitments.
The Perfect Option for Failover
Downtime can pose significant financial and reputational costs. Cellular networks act as a safety net, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity, even when primary connections falter. Being independent of physical incidents such as vehicle collisions with internet line-carrying poles, cellular networks promise stability and reliability, truly embodying a "set it and forget it" solution.
Tailored Plans to Match Your Needs
Assuming you're partnered with an ISP agnostic Managed Service Provider (MSP), you'll have access to a myriad of cellular data plans. From high-data or unlimited plans for primary connectivity to usage-based plans for failover situations, the right MSP can help you navigate the best options for each of your locations and use cases.
Robust Device Options
There are plenty of options to suit your needs and your budget. For a tried and true device that is reliable, robust, and secure we have found Cradlepoint to be top of the list. Cradlepoint is an industry leader of Wireless WAN solutions. Their cloud-based management platform - NetCloud - enables seamless configuration and management of the cellular devices in your network. Further, as a company they have a customer success mindset which is inherent in every aspect of their business from sales to support, making the entire process a stellar experience for your business.
Cellular networks are synonymous with speedy deployment. Activating a SIM, shipping a configured device, and installing it into your network—all without any construction or technician availability concerns—offers an unprecedented level of convenience and speed.
Trust Your MSP to Handle Everything
Cellular deployments are made even easier when you have an MSP handling it for you. Managed cellular solutions are turnkey and include everything from conducting a cellular site survey and SIM activation to device configuration, installation, support, and even billing. The MSP handles everything so you can focus on growing your business.
Looking for an MSP to help you implement cellular in your network? s2s, a Gartner-recognized MSP specializing in ISP aggregation and managed network services, stands ready to assist. With an ISP-agnostic approach and Cradlepoint 5G specialization, s2s is equipped to propose and deploy the best available options for your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more!
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