What's an IT director for a quick service restaurant ("QSR") or similar distributed enterprise company to do when the wide area network ("WAN") solution he or she wants to implement using a low cost DSL landline solution can only reach 80% of the companies locations?
Throw a 3G cellular AirCard in a wireless router, right? Wrong.
An aircard in a router is probably the best solution if the business location is actually a recreational vehicle - contantly on the move. AirCards are great for mobile wireless data needs be far from perfect in a fixed office environment. So how does an IT director solve the 3G/4G connectivity problems when trying to implement a fixed wireless solution?
Call on Accel Networks, the wireless data company that "tunes in" your wireless data signals with their unique proprietary antennae like no other wireless or landline company can.
If you've tried fixed wireless using AirCards for your data network locations unreachable by DSL and couldn't solve the connectivity problem, don't give up without calling your authorized Accel Networks solution partner.
How and Why is Accel Networks Solution Better than Everyone Else?
How does Accel do it better than all their competitors including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint?
Listen to Jonathan Forest, VP of Accel networks explain it himself in the following short recorded interview.
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How Quick Service Restaurant & Other Distributed Enterprise IT Directors Solve 3G/4G Fixed Wireless Connectivity Problems:
Accel Network's New Cellular Broadband Antenna
February 2012A Business Phone News conversation with Jonathan Forest, Vice President of Accel Networks, about how their new Maestro cellular broadband antenna system is gaining traction with CIOs and IT directors of many quick service restaurant chains and other similar multi-location retail businesses.
DB: So let's get right to the problems that QSR (“quick service restaurant”) IT directors have. They want to power the broadband needs of their retail stores with affordable 3G or 4G fixed wireless, but they're getting killed by connectivity problems.
Question #1. Please describe the nature and prevalence of the connectivity problems.
JF: Yes. Specifically we see in our market that broadband is certainly the desire of many of the QSR and retail customer since it's a lower cost option, and it really fits their needs; however, broadband, DSL and cable isn't really prevalent in all locations, and we see consistently approximately 10% to 20% of the market not being covered for these customers, and that's where we fit in.
Accel provides a high-grade, premium wireless solution that provides broadband type of service at these 10% to 20% locations, and that's with 3G.
With 4G coming out, and we're launching that next month, 4G speeds will, in many ways, surpass DSL. So, the 4G solution that customers will be experiencing will be right on par, or superior to what they are experiencing, and we fully expect the wireless services to continue expanding.
DB: Question #2. Can you describe how does Accel's proprietary fixed wireless Maestro antenna address the problem?
JF: Yes. I would be glad to. If you had to boil it down, Accel provides the cleanest wireless signal. What does that mean? What it really means is that we're trying to minimize the carrier noise, and optimize the signal. The result is better performance.
2:11 Accel comes from this perspective, the wireless perspective. We do not come at this from a landline perspective. This is crucial, and the reason is that in landline technologies, the transport, DSL, cable, T1, it's a commodity. No matter whether provider A or provider B is offering the solution, the same result is going to happen. DSL, the same distance from the CO (phone company “central office”), it's all the same, and with wireless it couldn't be any different.