Many rural Internet users that have to put up with slow BT Broadband because they are too far away from the BT exchange and only get 500Mbps or less download speeds may now be able to take advantage of High Speed 4G Mobile Broadband.
This site will show you some tips and tricks to find out if you have 4G available and the best way to get started with a 4G router and choosing a 4G antenna to get the best service.
We also look at things like local WiFi expansion so that once you have your 4G service you can distribute it around your property and ensure that you don’t overspend on your 4G SIM Card subscription.
Rural 4G Internet
By using a 4G router and inserting your 4G SIM card you can usually connect to a local 4G mobile phone mast and get a high speed 4G broadband Internet service that is faster than your wired broadband. In some cases where you are a long distance away from the 4G base station then fitting an external 4G antenna may also help improve your rural 4G signal reception.
A 4G connection for your remote home or office will enable you to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet including streaming films and TV, connecting yo your Utility provider for your energy monitoring to help reduce your energy bills or for simple things such as email and general browsing.
Rural 4G Broadband
Many rural communities will only have access to slower 3G services, but many UK mobile network providers are improving their reach and many more rural villages and farms are now able to access 4G Internet services and by using a 4G router with a high gain 4G antenna can help improve 4G signal reception and improve 4G speeds.
Rural 5G Internet
5G Mobile Broadband in rural areas will not be readily accessible for a few years as most of the 5G roll-out is taking place in UK cities first of all, just like 4G was rolled out. This means that the 5G mobile network providers can access larger numbers of customers for the new 5G services so they can recuperate the costs of installing 5G networks more quickly. This of course means that rural communities will not get access to 5G for some time.
Bonded 4G Internet / SDWAN
In some cases where a business needs a faster 4G internet solution than a single 4G router and 4G SIM card can provide then a bonded 4G router solution or 4G SDWAN solution can provide multiple 4G connections. a Bonded 4G router solution needs a piece of hardware at both the client and network end so is only usually available when using 4G for a remote office to a larger head office. For a rural office or farm that needs more 4G bandwidth then an SDWAN solution with two or three 4G connections can provide a great solution as these are offered by smaller networks that provide a complete solution so you get a SDWAN box and 2 or 3 4G routers shipped to you for you to plug in and then a quick call to the support desk and you can get your 4G connection set up and the benefit is a single IP address so this can provide remote access for things like 4G CCTV.