Up to 5 cellular connections combine to provide high bandwidth reliable throughput. Our sophisticated computer controlled routers are programmed to optimize the available internet sources and distribute the bandwidth to your broadcast over the web. Advanced features such as SpeedFusion® bonding provides a stable unbreakable data path for live video streaming. The built-in cellular modems support the latest LTE-A (LTE Advanced) and 5G technologies including the ability to find and select the best frequency bands available on a given cell tower. This provides superior performance compared to all other cellular devices.
For mission critical broadcasts you may want to consider our bonding service to add cellular data links to expand data speeds while adding redundancy if the facility has slow or inconsistent internet service.
We deploy highly specialized antenna systems in locations that have weak cellular signals. This significantly improves the available LTE bandwidth which is passed on to your end users.
Many venues offer their own internet solution which is always the best place to start since the network is already in place. Unfortunately the “house” system may not suit your needs for a number of reasons. For example the connection may be too slow, or they only have shared WiFi. In other instances they may want to charge you an exorbitant amount beyond your budget. If the venue internet offering does not meet your needs, or there is no internet available at all then a temporary service is your best bet. This section will help you understand your options based on your requirements for performance, timeline, and budget.
Performance: Data speeds vary as a result of the location and local congestion of cell towers near your venue. This is why it is important to diversify internet sources by using modems from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Depending on the sophistication of the cellular router, there are three different ways to manage traffic. The first is fail-over routing. This uses one cellular connection and switches to a different connection if the first one fails. The second method is load balancing. This process splits up internet traffic across all available cellular connections creating more total throughput. The only catch is that if the cellular connection you have been assigned by the router is not fast enough then your app might buffer. The third method is bonding. Bonding is an advanced process that creates one large data pipe from all of the cellular connections so that any application that needs one large stream (such as video streaming) will have sufficient bandwidth.
Timeline: Fast. Minimal lead time required.
Budget: Low for the basic setup. Cost increases when the total bandwidth and number of simultaneous users goes up.