How To Choose The Right Fixed LTE Service For Your BusinessITFirst South Africa
It’s nonsensical to consider running a business without some form of connectivity in this day and age. Simply, without the ability to connect, your business won’t be able to process payments, research competitors, buy and sell products or services, reach customers, talk to suppliers, monitor customer behaviour… and so much more.
The reality is that businesses need to be online in order to succeed. What’s more, their Internet solution needs to be reliable, fast, and of course, affordable. In our experience, the solution is very often found in the form of a Fixed LTE (FLTE) package that’s tailored to suit your business’ actual connectivity needs.
The FLTE service that you choose will ultimately depend on your needs, and to help point you in the right direction, we’ve put together some helpful information.
In this post we’ll cover:
- 4 Things You Need To Know About FLTE
- How Do You Know If Your Business Needs FLTE?
- Choosing The Right Fixed LTE Package
- Consider Pay As You Go Packages
4 Things You Need To Know About FLTE
So, why exactly is FLTE being touted as the ideal connectivity solution for your business? There are multiple reasons, but to our minds, there are five main advantages worth considering.
- It’s Plug and Play:
There’s no need for landlines, technicians, or installation. You simply plug in your LTE router, insert your SIM, you’re ready to connect.
- Reliable and High-Speed:
Mobile data, top-ups, and contracts can become pretty expensive, but with Huge Connect FLTE, you get instant access to reliable and affordable high-speed connectivity using a ‘pay as you use’ pricing model.
- Scalable Connectivity:
As your business grows and its needs change, your connectivity requirements will also change, and FLTE gives you the freedom to take things from one month to the next and grow with you.
- It’s Fast:
FLTE is much faster than 3G, allowing users to download emails, load webpages, and download whole eBooks and other multimedia in mere seconds.
How Do You Know If Your Business Needs FLTE ?
We take great pride in working with businesses of all sizes, across various industries, to determine what kind of connectivity solution your business needs.
Generally, we find that those operations that rely on bandwidth-intensive services, are likely to want to look at a FLTE service. This would also be true if your employees regularly download large files, and if near-real-time or rapid response is essential to your business.
Huge Connect’s Fixed LTE-A solution is the perfect, cost-effective backup solution to your primary communication medium (Fibre, Microwave, Satellite etc.)
Choosing The Right FLTE Package
Does your business process credit card transactions or deploy customer communication? None of these activities would be possible without Internet access. That’s why it’s important to understand what you need before you choose your service provider and package.
These some of the important factors when you are choosing the right FLTE package:
- Check that the package you’re looking at is available in your area.
- As a business, you must ensure that you have sufficient speed to not disrupt daily use, even when demand is at its highest.
- What you’re aiming for is a good balance between speed and price, so don’t make the mistake of choosing the cheapest package and sacrifice longer lags and slower downloads/uploads.
- Reliability is likely the biggest factor, especially for businesses who require a higher level of service – something we understand all too well.
- Consider packages that offer you the option to pay for data as you use it and not just a flat fee that you might have to top up at more expensive rates.
Consider Pay As You Go Packages
For the most part, connectivity providers tend to offer “PrePaid Bundles” and once you hit your cap, you’ll be charged out-of-bundle rates in order to stay connected. This isn’t always budget-friendly, but the alternative is to be offline and wait for a new month with a fresh bundle in order to operate again.
This is never ideal, which is why our improved FLTE offering is based on a “Pay As You Use” model so that you only pay for data when you use it. This way, you aren’t boxed into a commitment for a prescribed plan that could run out. Additionally, the way our package works is that you not only have the pleasure of avoiding an upfront commitment, as well as carry overs, top ups, or being penalised for using more data… but you also have the freedom to budget accordingly and only pay when you use the product.
Essentially, businesses can manage their cost-per-use easily.
Connect With Us
Hopefully, this article has shed some light on the various factors involved in deciding which FLTE service provider to go with and what package your business needs. That said, we pride ourselves on taking care of everything for our customers, offering you all the best suited options, one point of reference, one bill, and just one call to us in case anything goes wrong.
If you’re interested in exploring how Fixed LTE could work for your business, connect with us today.