I’ve been using wireless broadband from Verizon Wireless for many years. No matter where I am, I can get Internet access, such as taking a train from Boston to Washington or all over San Francisco. However it’s still a bit slow and not as fast as a DSL or Cable connection.
In the constant leap frog game of speed, Sprint has upped the stakes and now offers 4G (fourth generation) speeds to its customers – (average downlink speeds of 600Kbps – 1.4 Mbps) .
This is GREAT news for your business and expect AT&T and Verizon Wireless to have similar offerings if they do not already.
A few industry examples of what this speed increase means, includes:
- Real estate agents who want to access virtual property tours from outside the property door.
- A construction worker who needs to receive and update large CAD files remotely from the construction site, establish voice and data communications to remote sites where power and internet are not yet available or even offer enhanced security from video surveillance or remote monitoring solutions.
- Maybe a retail store needs a low-cost voice and data access solution at retail outlets – a solution in a box.
- What about home healthcare professionals who want access back to the office and wish to offer remote monitoring for patients back to their care givers.
- Even an insurance claims adjuster can send real-time automated and real-time claim management from the insurance company’s site.
4G is not just for cell phones, but Sprint also has a 3G/4G mobile hotspot to enable up to 5 WiFi devices to connect simultaneously to Sprint’s 4G network.