Far too many businesses confuse Internet redundancy with Internet diversity. Both are concerned with providing alternate Internet connection and communication services in the event of an outage; yet, both solve these problems in different ways. Make sure you do not use the terms interchangeably or confuse one with the other. Let’s take a look at both and help you decide which is best for your business.
When making an Internet provider decision or even a fixed wireless provider decision, a person needs to consider many factors. Line of sight, redundancy, SLAs, and of course, reliability. A key factor of reliability is ensuring your Internet connection remains stable during as many adverse conditions as possible.
A common question is the effect of weather and rain fade. Because fixed wireless providers utilize radio waves, it might be logical to think that inclement weather such as rain or snow can affect reliability or speed. This is not always the case. It depends on the type of connection (point-to-point or point-to-multipoint: "what’s the difference?”), frequency and also if your provider is supplying something called adaptive modulation.
One of the significant changes brought about by the pandemic is the proliferation of conference calling and the resulting need for quality levels of video bandwidth. Businesses that now have workers in remote locations and educational institutions requiring more student-teacher interactions via Zoom or Teams are discovering the joys and pains of Internet video communications.
The major issues experienced center on poor connections that produce stuttering, skipping, and dropped calls altogether. There are a number of possible causes for these problems. Let’s take a look at them, along with some solutions.
To many consumers, fixed wireless and satellite Internet are basically the same. Both do away with the need for a cable or wired connection running into your home or business from an ISP, right? While both do eliminate the outside ground infrastructure of cables, this is where the similarity ends.
Wireless networks are generally taken for granted. Much like the convenience of turning on a faucet and receiving clean water, we basically expect wireless to be available everywhere, for every purpose, all the time. In fact, the overwhelming majority of people have no idea about the different types of wireless networks that make our modern lives possible.
We are led to believe that a physical connection is better than wireless. Yet we still heavily rely on different wireless technologies everyday. Here's a few examples of different types of wireless connections that help us achieve our day-to-day tasks.
Your business needs an enterprise Internet installation in a new building or location. Fast upload and download speeds are essential, as well as guaranteed uptime and instant assistance when problems arise. Obviously, you shop among the local ISPs for the best deal and service, but all of them tell you the same story - an incredibly long wait time for installation.
COVID-19 has caused havoc and unprecedented changes to the global economy as many businesses were forced to shut down in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Other companies remained operational, but with vastly different and sometimes frantic changes as to how they conducted business.
Now that areas are beginning to reopen in earnest, some from being completely closed and some from partial to full-bore operations, choosing the right network provider is a vital consideration. Does your current ISP, or do the companies you have under review, provide everything you need for operations post COVID-19?
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As we are already witnessing, a major national crisis can place new and even unforeseen demands on a range of industries. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly pushing governments and businesses to think outside the box. While many businesses are closed to prevent social interaction that can spread the virus, some businesses MUST still operate on location.
They don’t have the ability to work remotely. In many cases, these include logistics, healthcare, first responders, utilities, construction, oil and gas, and many more. Moreover, hospitals across the nation are also opening mobile testing centers in large commercial venues to speed testing. These remote locations present the need for a reliable and secure Internet connection and IT solution.
As part of an overall continuity plan, here are key IT considerations in a health crisis.
MHO works with clients directly but we also collaborate with channel partners that have their own clients. In many cases, these channel partners are able to offer a fully packaged solution that can be the best option for some businesses.