By Brian Albright, Field Technologies
You don’t have to tolerate connectivity challenges — there is a variety of solutions available for common wireless network problems.
As more companies deploy mobile technology in the field, more technicians encounter some of the most common wireless connectivity problems. Although carriers continue to expand their coverage and technology has improved, “cutting the cord” when it comes to network connectivity still poses challenges. Fortunately, most of today’s common connectivity challenges can be overcome.
Basic connectivity remains a critical problem in many deployments. According to the Field Technologies 2015 Field Mobility Report, 72 percent of mobile workers experience wireless connectivity issues, primarily because they can’t get a reliable signal. “The majority of all field workers use cellular technology for their wireless connectivity, and although the carriers do a good job providing coverage in many areas, field workers often find themselves in situations where signal is less than ideal,” says Broc Jenkins, national account manager at weBoost (formerly Wilson Electronics).