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.
After doing a Signal Check we discovered both Telstra and Optus Mobile Broadband services were available, we chose the Optus network as their data plans are far better at 250GB for $99pm.
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.
Call Sigtek on 1800 870 544 or book a free quote online to discuss what we can do you for you!
If your living in a rural location and unable to get ADSL or NBN broadband, you may be able to receive the new 4Gx (Telstra) or 4G+ (Optus) Mobile Broadband services with speeds ranging from 5Mbit to 50Mbit; fast enough for Netflix and other streaming video services, along with everything else the Internet has to offer.
4Gx and 4G+ are the same thing, both run on the 700Mhz (band 28) which is designed for long-range rural service. The only issue can be that 4Gx may not be strong enough for you to receive the signal indoors, meaning you will need a special 4G antenna attached to your modem that greatly increases the speed and quality of the 4Gx service.
This is where we come in. Sigtek supplies and installs the latest 4G antenna equipment for the Daylesford and Central Highlands region, which gives rural customers fast and reliable mobile broadband services.
Our Service includes the following:
- Full off-site signal check
- Free PDF report showing all services available to you
- Latest mobile broadband deals
- Recommended modems (or we can choose for you)
- 4Gx Antenna quote for supply and install
- 12 Month Sigtek Workmanship Warranty
Call: 1800 870 544