We are seeing significant demand for single devices that support Gigabit Ethernet and 5G or for 5G devices that can sit alongside Gigabit Ethernet routers. Internet connectivity is now mission critical to virtually all businesses whether they are SMEs, mid-sized or the largest of enterprise or public sector. For the channel, these devices need to be robust, reliable and manageable out of the box. At Jola, every single device that we supply includes unique software that we’ve developed in-house to make the device provisioning zero-touch and to enhance the remote support that the reseller can provide. Supplying hardware isn’t just a case of shifting a box anymore, now the reseller needs to make sure it will work perfectly with the customer’s particular mix of connectivity as well as any wide-area network-specific requirements such as SD-WAN or VPN connectivity to other locations.
The latest generation of equipment is significantly more powerful than what’s gone before. Two years ago, using the best external antennas, a typical cellular router, even from a premium brand, would struggle to perform much beyond 40Mbit/s. The constraint was both the device itself but also the cellular service available. In a recent test, our entry-level 5G router, inside a building, using its own internal antennas delivered 490Mbit/s.
The other major benefit of the new equipment is the cost savings. Our average leased line customer has 100Mbit/s of bandwidth but our average FTTP customer has 300Mbit/s available to them. On average our 5G customers achieve speeds of 276Mbit/s (using the Three UK network). FTTP is around 80% cheaper than a leased line and 5G is around 97% cheaper than a leased line!
Jola is an award-winning, channel-only supplier of business communications specialising in mobile data SIMs. We are a global eSIM MVNO, providing innovative IoT and mobile data solutions to MSPs, ISPs, IT support companies and telecommunications resellers.
We offer a range of intelligent 4G and 5G routers available as a service.
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