A lovely family in Yandoit Hills required a 4G Antenna Installation and mobile broadband advice/setup as they are unable to get either NBN or ADSL, so they were left with a choice of NBN Satellite or Mobile Broadband. NBN Satellite is around 5Mbits so I strongly advised installing a good 4Gx 700Mhz MIMO antenna and suitable Mobile Broadband service to match.
Thankfully the property was on a reasonably large hill which helps tremendously for targeting the Mount Franklin mobile tower approx. 9km away. The installation was straight forward as was the modem setup, pre-testing we were getting about 1.3Mbit without antenna.
We hooked up the antenna to the dual MIMO connectors then rebooted the modem. After about 5 minutes I ran a speed test and got 36Mbit with burst speeds of up to 50Mbit! That’s about 5x times faster than most rural ADSL services, and roughly the same as a wired NBN connection. Needless to say we’re delighted with the results considering the fairly remote location and distance to the tower. We also hooked up their SmartTV to the Wi-Fi so they can now watch Netflix and other video streaming services.