Last fortnight we announced that more rural areas will be able to enjoy the benefits of LTE. Service provider Mosaic Telecom based in Wisconsin USA, is using several Nokia Siemens Networks solutions – including the components of Evolved Packet Core – to bring faster wireless broadband to customers in areas like northern Wisconsin.
So what exactly does this mean for the end user? To find out, we asked Mosaic’s CEO, Rick Vergin, who explained that many residents will benefit from the ultra-fast connection when working remotely:
“Enhanced broadband enables residents of rural Wisconsin to seek employment opportunities with companies around the country and around the globe. From their homes or offices in northern Wisconsin they make significant contributions in a variety of fields and industries including technology, healthcare, communication and education. We have customers that hold well-paying, full-time jobs with companies thousands of miles away – all because of their access to broadband.”
Vergin also said that when offices are closed due to blizzards and other weather conditions, employee productivity does not need to suffer when employees have access to broadband at home. In conclusion, “Employees can remain productive when broadband allows them to connect from a remote location and complete their work.”
Stay tuned for more examples of service providers and end users benefiting from LTE technology. Its impact has only just begun.
This blog post is by Carol Dematteo from our NAM team.
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