What can I do about poor 4G signal on my construction site?Posted on 15 December 2021 by Beaming Support
If you’re relying on 4G on your construction site but finding that the signal is too poor to support your operation, you wouldn’t be the first.
Using a 4G router as a temporary internet connection for your site has the benefit of low installation costs and almost no wait time to be up and running, however it can’t always guarantee a reliable connection or good speeds.
The distance of your site from the nearest 4G mast will impact the quality of your signal as well as the number of devices connected. Built up areas often experience poor signal given the large quantity of 4G users connected to each mast, while rural areas will often also experience poor signal as they are, in many cases, a great distance from the mast.
If you find that your signal drops out at busy times or you regularly experience jitter on your VoIP system this indicates that your 4G signal is poor. If this is the case, you may not have the necessary connection speeds to adequately support large applications and VoIP phone systems.
Can I improve the 4G signal?
If you have already tried moving the router to a better position on site then you may not have suitable connection speeds to rely solely on 4G on your site. Speak to your provider to see what they can do to help.
If 4G isn’t working for your site, consider a temporary broadband connection instead which may be easier to install than you think.
How does 4G compare to temporary broadband?
Read our guide on broadband connections for construction sites