How Businesses Benefit from Mobile Hotspots

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Business operations are all moving to the cloud, demanding a fast and reliable internet connection when and where an employee needs it. These operations rely on applications such as:

  • Email
  • Document Storage
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • Video Conferencing
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll

Now, more than ever, businesses need efficient mobility services that provide reliable internet access. We live in a fast-paced world where unexpected (or any kind of) downtime can be costly. Fortunately, mobile hotspots offer a solution.

What is a hotspot?

Hotspots are physical locations where people can connect their mobile devices (e.g., tablets and smartphones) to the internet, typically using Wi-Fi via a wireless network with a router connecting to an ISP. Interchangeable with “Wi-Fi hotspots” and “Wi-Fi connections,” the hotspot location may be private or public, such as:

  • Cafés
  • Airports and Airplanes
  • Hotels
  • Doctor’s Offices

How is a “mobile hotspot” different than a “hotspot”?

Mobile hotspots (or portable hotspots) are standalone devices not fixed to a singular location. Using a cellular data connection (e.g., 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G), mobile hotspot devices can connect upwards of 20-30 devices to a personal Wi-Fi connection. An excellent mobile business network solution, many portable hotspots also come with built-in security solutions (e.g., guest networks and firewalls).

Mobile hotspot advantages include:

  • Connectivity for up to 20-30 Devices
  • Consistent and Reliable Network Performance
  • Models with Built-In Security Solutions
  • Affordable Rates for Adjustable Data Plans

A similar alternative to mobile hotspots is tethering.

Is tethering a type of mobile hotspot?

Tethering is not a “mobile hotspot”. However, it does offer users results similar to a mobile hotspot. However, where the latter creates a localized network connection for multiple devices (e.g., tablets), tethering services typically form a network connection only between two devices.

The idea is that a user links an unconnected device to another that does have network connectivity. A common example is when users tether their smartphones to tablets or laptops.

Tethering advantages include:

  • Quick and Easy Setup
  • Affordable Data (often automatically included in cellular data plans)
  • Accessible Connectivity in Any Location With Cell Service

Smartphone tethering services tend to be cheaper than mobile/portable hotspots and are easy to use. Still, they have limited connectivity capability and fewer features than mobile hotspots.

Why should businesses invest in mobile wireless internet solutions?

Mobile hotspots are a responsible and, frankly, necessary investment for modern businesses. With the appropriate data plan to support business operations, mobile hotspots are an effective fail-safe that protects organizations and their data from wired internet service disruptions. It also makes it easy to conduct business on the go, whether for travel, temporary business events, moving offices, or more.

Work with Experts for Gold-Standard Business Telecom Solutions

Every organization, from small businesses to large enterprises, benefits from mobile wireless internet services. With CC3 Solutions, you never have to worry about being offline. Each client receives VIP treatment as we personalize their scalable business telecom services for a permanently perfect fit.

CC3 support comes with complete mobile device and service lifecycle management.

Enjoy premium mobility, telecom, network, security solutions, and more without the stress of handling procurement, distribution, storage for excess inventory, and IT needs.

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