LTE for business
For companies that want to settle in remote regions, the tax can save costs through lower tax rates. But remote areas also have some disadvantages, such as the lack of internet.
A gap can be filled with the new LTE technology.
What is LTE?
LTE is the 4th generation cellular standard. The technology allows significantly faster internet access. Most newer smartphones already have built-in LTE technology. If you want to use LTE stationary, you need the appropriate hardware. LTE routers or a hybrid device with which both DSL and LTE can be used are used here.
With the help of LTE technology, it is possible to establish stationary Internet in rural or remote regions with a speed of up to 300 Mbit. The LTE technology works by radio, which from a physical point of view has some special features. There should be as few obstacles as possible between the company's headquarters and the transmission mast so that the radio waves can reach the LTE router undisturbed.
Reception problems can, however, be avoided with precisely adjusted antennas.
"Different providers promise a sufficient alternative with different tariffs" for fast Internet thanks to LTE, says Melanie Baumann from "Home and Smart".
The LTE expansion in rural and remote regions in Germany is continuing, so that in rural areas it was already possible to reach 86 % and Vodafone 77 % by the end of 2019. If you would like to use LTE for your company, you can ask the network operators about availability and the individual LTE tariffs.
The problem areas of network coverage are spread across the whole of Germany in different regions, depending on which Internet provider you want to use. Where one finds larger areas with an accumulation of uncovered squares at O2, there are usually only isolated smaller zones at Telekom and Vodafone.
LTE - speed
Basically, LTE can transfer high data rates of up to 500 megabits per second. In order to approximate these speeds, a corresponding LTE router must of course be available and availability must be given.
It should also be remembered that LTE is a so-called “shared medium”, so that an existing radio cell makes its bandwidth available to all registered users equally. For companies that do not work in the evenings and on weekends, or only in exceptional cases, this is not so important. However, if you want to use the Internet at peak times, namely in the evenings and on weekends when all residents are at home, you will find a significantly slower Internet.
Tip: It always makes sense to test the LTE yourself with an LTE-capable smartphone on site at different times in order to get an idea of the speed of the connection.
What should be considered with LTE
If you want to use LTE, you should, as always, carefully look at the fine print when choosing the tariff. The speed offered and the inclusive volume of the respective tariff are particularly important here. Anyone who moves around the World Wide Web a lot and loads a lot of data can quickly reach their contractual limit and then suddenly find themselves confronted with a reduction in data speed.
LTE for the mobile company
There are now many young ones company use the advantages of mobile working in a workspace or a space base, the non-location-based LTE offers are particularly in demand. Such solutions only require a power connection to connect to the LTE network, so that they can be quickly connected anywhere. There are also tariffs, some of which can be canceled on a monthly basis, which makes the contractual structure easy and flexible. And due to the competition, the providers are becoming more and more generous with the inclusive data volumes granted.
For the future, LTE technology promises to be an excellent alternative to cable and DSL. For young mobile companies in particular, it offers massive advantages in terms of contract and pricing. In addition, they can be used from multiple locations and, in terms of contract, offer exceptional flexibility.