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Clearing the Hurdles of Connectivity with Wireless-First Managed Services

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Wireless broadband empowers businesses with easy-to-install, always-on connectivity that ensures they can confidently run their businesses with secure and reliable technology. 

Delivering exceptional user experiences with wireless technologies across diverse locales also means overcoming challenges such as inadequate broadband coverage. Add to that challenge time-consuming and costly deployments related to cable buildouts, and poor performance on consumer-grade devices, leading to reduced connectivity, slower speeds, and ultimately, a poor user experience. Managed wireless services can help businesses conquer the challenges experienced with wireless networks and enable better connectivity and communications. 

While many devices (printers, laptops, etc.) on local-area networks (LANs) are often known to be wireless-enabled, that same assumption isn’t always made for wide-area networks (WANs). With the increased adoption of wireless as a primary transport for business internet in WAN environments, the connectivity options increase for businesses with distributed locations. Couple the wireless capability with managed network services, and businesses can deploy wireless and receive 24x7 customer support, built-in security, the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, and enterprise-grade performance.

Here we look at a few of the challenges wired broadband connections introduce and how wireless connectivity can help enterprises overcome them.

Costly, Time-Consuming Buildouts

For businesses, building out a new network or adding new locations can become costly and time-consuming. These types of projects can also involve permits, regulations, and other approvals that could delay network deployment and impact employee productivity, as well as business operations. Fiber deployments can also introduce delays that the business cannot tolerate. The challenges increase significantly when considering rural or remote locations with geographically diverse elements—which would make it difficult or even impossible to install fiber. If reliable network connectivity is needed to deliver products and services to customers, it would be difficult for a business to withstand such delays and successfully continue operations. 

Lack of Available Broadband

In some cases, choosing a wireless-first strategy is not only the best option for a business, it could be the only option. Hundreds of millions of people around the world are without internet connectivity. In the United States, 7.2 million businesses and homes do not have high-speed broadband available to them, according to the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Map.  Without easy access to wired broadband, wireless could be the technology that brings connectivity and reliable network services to these areas. Coupling wireless with managed network services could also remedy the onboarding and management challenges associated with creating a new environment. 

Poor Device Performance

Consumers might assume that the devices they use at home would perform the same in a business environment, but that is not always the case. Devices used in the home do not offer the same level of performance, reliability, or scalability as enterprise-grade devices. Many businesses still use consumer-grade devices, which impacts performance. That means they need to also support a connectivity environment that is reliable and secure.

Managed Wireless-First Services

With Hughes Managed Services multiple transport options, we can offer 4G/LTE, 5G, and many of our satellite solutions to wirelessly connect business locations. Technologies such as 5G wireless WAN change how enterprises can equip locations and employees with the best connectivity options at lower costs. With wireless network services, businesses gain connectivity options and a robust network infrastructure on which to run their business with secure and reliable technology. 

Managed wireless services can offer the reliability and security features needed at all locations with one management console. For instance, Hughes offers built-in advanced security features, such as safe browsing and intrusion-attack prevention. Also, with the latest Wi-FI 6 technology, we can help enterprises offer employee and customer Wi-Fi access in a secure, manageable manner.

Hughes wireless-first solutions remove the constraints of wired internet connections and empower customers with a fully managed service that includes effortless deployment, flexibility, multi-carrier support, single- and dual-transport options, and an enterprise-grade firewall. Using Hughes for a managed wireless network and business internet also provides businesses with ubiquitous availability, advanced security features, and access to the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology. We offer flexible packages and pricing models, depending on the business need, and help customers avoid wired broadband buildout costs with a complete managed service.

Learn more about Hughes wireless-first solutions here.