Everything You Need To Know About Wireless Broadband

By now, you’ve probably heard the term “wireless broadband”. You might even use wireless broadband at home or at work. But what exactly is this wireless broadband?  How exactly does it work and what are the benefits?

What is Wireless Broadband?
Wireless broadband, a relatively new technology, is a means for providing high speed internet access. Unlike its predecessors such as ADSL or cable broadband, wireless broadband delivers internet access via a wireless connection rather than through a telephone line or cables.

How Does Wireless Broadband Work?
Wireless broadband works using specific technology such as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), also known as 4G.  4G is the latest broadband technology, providing the fastest ever access.
To achieve access, a modem is required.  This modem connects wirelessly to the closest base station. These small base stations contain a large number of antennas and deliver internet access straight to your computer or device through your modem.
There are a range of modems available depending on what device you’re using and your specific needs.

Why Choose Wireless Broadband?
Easy, portable access and speed are the two key benefits of wireless broadband.
Wireless broadband means that wherever you are, you’ll be able to access the internet. 4G is virtually hassle-free.  Set up doesn’t require phone lines or cables. There’s no need for drilling holes or waiting for technicians. You simply plug in your device and you’re good to go.
You don’t need to connect a modem to each device using wireless broadband, provided your computer or device is in range, which means everyone at home can have access to the same connection.  For busy people who work on the go, portable modems are available, meaning you’ll have access no matter where you are. No more waiting until you get home or back to the office to check those emails, send important correspondence or search online.
With speeds of up to 5.8Mbps, wireless broadband is also often much faster than other means of accessing the internet. This means you’ll have instant access pretty much all of the time.  Downloading music, watching videos or playing games online have never been easier.  It’s also perfect for busy people who don’t have time to wait for their internet to connect or for webpages to load.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your internet connection or you’re looking for a way to access the net on the go, 4G wireless broadband is a straightforward and speedy option.
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Vividwireless is a leading provider of mobile broadband services in Australia.

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