Advantages and Disadvantages of using 4G vs DSL
Lets have a look at the mains advantages and disadvantages of using 4G wireless services instead of DSL.
Easy to install – The is no need to run wires to install wireless services such as 4G, unlike DSL that requires special steps to prepare the telephone line and install special equipment at the customer’s premises.
Cost – 4G users don’t have lots of choices in terms of where they can get service. 4G can cost three times as much as DSL, and download caps are common. However, prices are expected to fall as competition among service providers increase.
Scalable – Telephone companies can easily add more towers to increase the quality of service, while building additional DSL capacity means laying of miles of cables and related equipment.
Resolving service issues –Problems are more easily resolved on wireless networks. Because technicians don’t have to worry about resolving issues with physical wires, problems can be discovered and fixed more easily without the technician needing to go to the customer’s premises.
Self-installation - Customers don’t need a technician to wireless modem; they can simply bring home the wireless equipment.
Portability – Perhaps the biggest advantage that 4G wireless service has over DSL is its portability. With the use of a Wireless broadband access device such as a Sierra 4G Wireless Card, it is possible to have Internet access on laptops, PDAs computer and other devices that can use the access point. Once the mobile modem is within range of a 4G-cell tower it can provide data and voice services, which means that the service can be accessed while in a moving vehicle and in more remote areas than would be possible with DSL.