4G (also known as Long Term Evolution or LTE) is the fourth generation of wireless communication technology standards and represents an opportunity for businesses to improve productivity with an increasingly mobile workforce. Offering superfast internet on your phone, tablet or laptop, it moves away from the circuit switching structure of 2G and 3G networks and instead adopts architecture based on Internet Protocol (IP).
What Are The Business Benefits of 4G?
The benefits of 4G for business are wide-ranging and not only does it allow more effective and flexible day-to-day use of current online services but also opens up the possibility for entirely new ways of working. No more going into the office to download a large file or to add finishing touches to a presentation; these kinds of tasks can be completed at a more convenient location.
As more businesses take advantage of cloud computing, 4G offers speeds up to 5-7 times faster than 3G and a more reliable connection for better access to applications. It also serves to revolutionise the nature of communication within organisations, facilitating high definition video calling and allowing field and office workers to interact quickly and effectively so decisions can be made on the go.
The improvement of mobile data speeds will also enhance capacity for development of cloud-based business tools and services, creating scope for more functionality and resource-intensive applications. A decade ago, checking e-mails from your phone was a difficult task and now, 4G allows you to download files at speeds of up to 60mb/s meaning the retrieval of large attachments can be completed seconds.
From simple tasks during the daily commute to fully-fledged remote working, advancing projects and engaging with customers is quicker and easier on a 4G network.
What 4G Devices Are Available?
As part of our 4G ready range, we offer a number of tablets and smartphones including:
- Apple iPad Air and Mini
- Nexus 7
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
- Apple iPhone
- Samsung S5
- HTC One
- Sony Xperia Z1
Interested in 4G for your business? Get in touch with Active today.