A 4G tour in London


Is 4G good for businesses?

Source:  Cliff Saran

"The biggest thing for me is the response time, when looking at web sites," Trefor said, when asked about the O2 4G trial.  He believes 4G is ideal for businesses:

  • Rapidly deploy networks in new and temporary areas like construction sites
  • Use to deliver high-speed broadband in rural areas
  • Full access to corporate applications via virtual private network with little performance impact compared to LAN access
  • Virtual PCs like XenDesktop can be run over a 4G network
  • Mobile telepresence in high definition on a laptop

However, the O2 London trial is limited. He said, "With only 25 sites, unless you are slap in the middle of a 4G area it can be frustrating."


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