We have just completed another 4G internet installation for a customer in Eastbourne.
Out customer was getting slow speeds from their BT line so they asked us if we had a solution.
We installed a 4G directional firewall dish which now brings in speeds of 70mbps download and 30mbps upload.
We also configured the 4G broadband to work on the internal network which comprised of ubiquiti unifi access points and network switches. Now the building is fully covered with reliable internet,
With any of our 4G installations, we carry out a site survey first, this will help give an accurate calculation of what speeds can be achieved.
How does 4G work?.
4G works in the same way as 3G, but faster. by using high-speed download and upload packets, 4G allows you to access broadband style speeds whilst away from your Wi-Fi. Users can often access speeds of up to 21Mb on the go, but this is, however, affected by location. A larger city, for example, will exhibit faster speeds than a small village.
By using antennas or directional type devices, higher 4G speeds can be achieved.
4G is essentially a highly advanced radio system. You may even have seen masts located around the area. These masts broadcast the signals necessary for 4G to work and the challenge is for engineers and coders is to cram as much data into these signals as possible. By extension, this means the network is faster and more efficient. masts are connected together by fibreoptic network infrastructure.
Like 3G, 4G is a protocol that sends and receives data in packets. However, 4G differs from 3G in how it works. 4G is entirely IP based, which means it uses internet protocols even for voice data. Conforming to this one standard means it is less likely for data to become scrambled while traversing the various networks, meaning a more seamless experience for us users!
Like all mobile broadband, 4G works through your device communicating with a base station. Base stations are technical speak for the masts that we’ve all seen popping up throughout the country. This mast relays data from your device to the internet and back again.
One of the factors that makes 4G an upgrade to 3G is its higher capacity. 4G can support a greater number of users, even at peak times. For example, a 3G tower may only be able to give 100 people the best possible connection speed, but a 4G tower can theoretically give 400 people the best service.
4G also features reduced latency, which if you’re a mobile gamer is essential. With reduced latency, you’ll see a much quicker response to your commands. So for gamers, if they are playing a fighting game, for example, this can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Once 4G infrastructures become more common, users will see more seamless streaming on the move from services like YouTube, better video calls and even better battery life. At the moment 4G signals are rarer outside of big cities, so phones expend a lot of energy looking around for a 4G signal.
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