A cost-efficient mobile network is an alternative to a fixed connection

In Finland and the Nordics, investing in the development of mobile networks is quite unique on a global scale. High-quality and high-speed networks are also widely used – no wonder companies are also looking into mobile alternatives to outdated copper cables and expensive optical fiber installations. DNA offers several options that utilize the mobile network as an access technology, making it easy to build the best for your own company.  

A mobile network may sound a bit lightweight of a solution if you think about it through your behavior as a consumer. However, there aren't any major features you need to give up – for example, the VRF features of a Multiprotocol Label Switching network are also easily feasible on mobile connections.   

In Finland, the data speed for mobile networks is starting to be at the point where it performs as well, or in some cases, even better, than old copper cable solutions. Read our three points on why you should utilize wireless networks.   

1. The global trend is for obsolete copper cable to be phased out  

The fact is that the copper cable-based implementations are outdated – we can already reach the same, or even greater, speeds with existing mobile networks. We will see old copper cables decomissioned and replaced with modern technologies during this decade instead. What was once used for landline phones isn't a sustainable solution in the long run for data transfer alone.  

If you still have a copper-based connection at your own office, it might be worthwhile to consider moving onto a more modern technology while it's still possible to do at your own pace and terms. 

2. In Finland, mobile networks are fastly delivered and available nearly everywhere

Finland is a country of mobile networks, and, for example, DNA's 4G network covers as many as 99 % of Finns. Even the 5G network constantly grows, reaching more than 50 % of the population already. This means that you can get a suitable solution delivered very quickly. 

A fast-paced schedule is also beneficial when you want to upgrade your copper cable to future-proof technology, but your building lacks access to optical fiber. In Finland, cable installations that require any digging are typically carried out in the summer, as melting frosty ground is both laborious and expensive. 

3. Wireless is the most cost-effective option in many situations 

You might have a high-speed optical fiber connection in mind, especially when the realities of a copper-cable-based implementation become too real. And it's a great solution if you already have that connection available to your building. But on the other hand, if that access needs to be built from scratch, the costs can climb from a few thousand to tens or hundred thousand euros. 

A wireless connection is a significantly cheaper solution, as there is no need for significant installations or construction. In Finland, the pricing is based on the speed of the data transferred rather than the amount like in many other countries, which means operating costs remain under control and predictable. 

While mobile solutions are geared to many needs, a fiber-optic network is the best option for those longing for bandwidth when there is no need to worry about costs. DNA's address-specific availability information retrieval tool makes it easy to check in advance what kind of speeds are available on your mobile network for your location. 

 

Our products available via wireless access:  

IP VPN  

E-VPN  

Internet Access  

Wireless Access Component  

Broadband 

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