4G Rural Broadband
HOW IT WORKS. IT IS SO SIMPLE.
South West Mobile Broadband Ltd is a specialist 4G mobile broadband supplier for Devon, Somerset, and Cornwall, and is a registered supplier on the “Buy with Confidence” supplier for the Devon and Somerset area as well as the Superfast Cornwall Scheme (which is an essentially free installation for landline speeds under 15MB/s).
On 4G (LTE- Long Term Evolution) technology, we can get you fast rural broadband from almost anywhere, sometimes where others can’t. Selecting the right equipment is so important for each individual property. Choosing the right equipment is paramount and correct and careful installations and positioning of the equipment will determine the speeds you will get.
No landline is required.
The SXT Kit
The SXT kit gives you the signal strength, which is very important but also the quality of the signal too, which in fact is the most important reading. The better the quality, from the mast, the higher the speeds will be The SXT Kit does this so it is positioned in the best position on the property.
The bottom line is this is small, can be mounted anywhere for the best line of sight, and gives you the best speeds both Download and Upload that is possible. Also, the indoor router can also be positioned anywhere, as no landline is required inside your property.
It is also ideal for grade II listed buildings, as no planning permission is required due to a diameter of just 14mm and a gain of 9dBi.
This is cloud based too. We can tell if you are online or not, and what the mast signal strength is like, and deal with any technical support remotely.
This is then connected to your Indoor Router or Access Point with one outdoor ethernet cable, of which you can have one or more access points in your home (see Home Wifi Solutions) giving you more powerful Wifi indoors.
Indoor Routers/Access Points
Ceiling Access Points
The LHG Kit
For customers with a poor line of sight to the mast or customers who are located over 3-5km from the mast, an Outdoor 4G Router is still used similar to above but a stronger antenna (17dBi x 50 amplitude) is used. This enables us to improve the quality of weaker 4G signals to get a stronger signal with the stronger antenna amplification.
The indoor access point is supplied and is still powered and connected by ONE Ethernet cable as with the SXT Kit and is also cloud supported for online support.
Our new equipment both SXT and LHG (been installing since 2018) is using the outdoor ethernet cable and the 4G Router is now in the antenna, bringing faster speeds and more access to homes to 4G technology than ever before.
As the antenna has the 4G router inside it, it is then cabled by ONE ethernet cable, and connected to the Indoor Router (Access Point). Which powers the whole system. The indoor Router is known as an access point, as it is in fact a WIFI/Ethernet indoor router (without the modem/or modem turned off).
As the Router is in the antenna (SXT and LHG), there is now no loss of any kind from the antenna, as there is no low loss coaxial cable involved
In traditional systems which use a separate indoor 4G router and outdoor antenna, you are restricted to 5m of cable, because the loss of gain of the antenna increases dramatically over this length.
In fact, the ethernet cable can be up to 100m long without incurring any appreciable gain loss.
3 - Installations and Speeds
South West Mobile Broadband will have mapped your address before the site survey and are confident that we can provide a robust connection.
However, to know what you are going to need equipment-wise, and on which networks are possible. A site survey is often essential. This often takes two to three hours to get you the right system and the right network depending on your property’s location and will give you the speeds too. This is extremely important for your ongoing costs.
We will certainly try and place our equipment in your desired location but if that is not possible our installation team may have to check several locations on your property for the best 4G reception during the site survey before proceeding.
Normally our installs take are about three hours after a site survey ensuring you the best quality install. If however, it is clear very quickly that a site survey is simple, we will install it at the same time.
The installation consists of the placement of an outdoor 4G router/antenna and an internal access point that needs placement near a power socket and connected via an outdoor ethernet cable
Our engineers are trained to find the best signal and work with you for the best placement of the equipment, to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
South West Mobile Broadband Ltd is also on the Trading Standards for Buy with confidence for Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset giving you peace of mind.
More information about the scheme is given here.
To book a site survey (which is £100 incl VAT) you can do it here and select Book a Survey.
For more information about Cornwall Superfast Scheme and Connecting Devon and Somerset’s Mobile Booster Voucher Scheme saving significant costs or even Free equipment and installations click here