4G Routers – 4G LTE networks have come a long way since the 3G days. It is not uncommon to have a 4G connection that can provide throughput of tens of Mbps (Megabits per second) downlink and several Mbps uplink.

Even though these numbers are much lower than what theoretical 4G promised, it is still quite impressive, especially considering that you may not be able to get similar rates from a wired broadband connection depending on your location.

It is important to have ruggedized 4G routers in cases where you will be using the device in harsh environments. Certain environments may even require specific certifications, such as installation in trains. In this case, it is critical for the 4G router to be ruggedized according to spec, to allow for optimal performance against temperature extremes, excessive vibration etc., as well as for safety reasons.

The 4G router can also have some additional features such as firewall, layer 7 filters, DHCP server, advanced QoS and others. It is important to match these additional features with your requirement list to make sure you are getting the best matching 4G router for the job at hand.

Last but not least, you should look at the investment recovery time by looking at the savings that the 4G router will provide. These savings may be realized by eliminating downtime for your business, by providing higher quality VoIP calls or other services, or by increasing efficiency in file and data uploads and downloads.

Depending on the cloud services that your business depends on for business-critical applications, in most cases, a 4G router will pay for itself within weeks if not sooner. Nonetheless, it makes sense to go over that calculation to make sure your investment is a wise one.

Cackle Telecommunications is proud to provide 4G Routers to NZ businesses. Choose from a selection of vendors, explore our products to find the right solution for you.