CommunitiesGovernment funded community projects, rural event groups and even remote hamlets, can now benefit from faster, reliable access to information, the internet and other broadband services in areas where there was previously limited or no 3G and 4G wireless network coverage. Not only does this technology seek to bridge the digital and broadband divide, it brings people together on all levels.
Home WorkingHome workers, remote workers and lone workers are becoming increasingly commonplace, especially now that communication technology enables them to stay in constant communication with their employers, colleagues and clients located anywhere else in the world. The integration of 3G and 4G network connectivity allows for reliable and optimised connections at all times.
Retail & BusinessWhether the need is for a credit card payment in a rural guesthouse or pub, the remote security monitoring of equipment and sites for rural manufacturers or for access to updated product pricing for a small community retailer, rural business and retailers are able to make use of the latest in 3G and 4G devices to connect in real time to the information and services that enable them to remain efficient.
Agriculture & IndustryFrom the monitoring and controlling of crop irrigation systems, to tractors, combines and sprayers that can drive themselves, farmers are relying more on the use of wireless connectivity to make their day to day operations more efficient and cost effective. Rural industry is turning to these technologies in their production, enabling them to harness the benefits whilst remaining competitive.
Rural BroadbandFast reliable broadband is critical to many businesses and home workers, but for those located in rural locations it isn’t always the easiest obstacle to overcome. Gaps (or “white spots”) in the wired network across Britain, though shrinking, are still in existence. Add to this that there are also a number of wired areas which fail to deliver high speeds (“not spots”), and it’s easy to see why those located in rural areas face connectivity issues.
For individual businesses it’s also highly costly, and therefore often inefficient, to invest in the necessary wired infrastructure that will help combat these issues. Yet, the issues also go bigger than the individual business, as if rural communities are to thrive overall, with strong businesses and connected homes for remote workers and home businesses, then fast and reliable connectivity is a must.
As a result many rural locations are instead turning to the deployment of wireless networks which use mobile connectivity such as 3G and 4G LTE. These wireless technologies are fast being deployed to narrow the digital divide between urban and rural businesses and industry, as well as being leveraged for homes. Wireless installations are also much faster, simpler and more cost effective than wired network installations, meaning connectivity issues can be solved quickly and efficiently.
Westbase are wireless communication specialists, and are well experienced in the deployment of 3G and 4G LTE connectivity solutions. We can help you specify the right rural broadband solution to suit your business requirements and enable fast connectivity in some of even the most remote locations.