One of the greatest things about a wireless network connection – besides not having to worry about tripping over cords – is how quickly it can be set up so that companies can add remote sites to their networks.
Whether that site is permanent or temporary, or in an office building, a shopping center, or outside a football stadium or convention center, a wireless connection can be established in a fraction of the time compared to traditional ILEC access, and with the bandwidth you need to run your critical business applications. When you eliminate the need to pull cable, make connections, and deal with the local telephone company, it really does expedite the implementation process.
But just because the process is quick doesn’t mean that it’s always simple. Before a reliable wireless connection can be established, we always evaluate the site and determine the level of performance that a customer can expect from their wireless connection. Thick concrete walls, lots of metal - even a grove of trees - can affect performance. These factors may not be deal breakers, but if left unchecked, they may limit performance or restrict where equipment can be placed.
Fortunately, these kinds of situations don’t come up that often, and it’s usually a straightforward process to get a wireless connection to your WAN up and running through our Managed Network Services team. That’s why so many businesses are continuing to expand their number of Sprint wireless connections via our Wireless WAN and DataLink products. They’ve seen how well an integrated wireless solution works for them and how favorably it compares with a wired solution.