4G: The new enterprise network

Adding 4G infrastructure has its own pain points, including getting coverage everywhere you need it. Three early adopters share their experiences and lessons learned

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Wired networks run enterprises, but as more companies seek agile networks for mobile and customer-facing applications, and backups for their fixed networks, they are being drawn to 4G.

In the United Kingdom alone, according to a March 2013 survey by Vanson Bourne of over 200 IT decision-makers in organizations with at least 500 employees, some 60% said they want to take advantage of 4G in the near future.

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Among newly minted 4G adopters in the U.S. are Barclays Center, United Oil and Hangers Cleaners, which run very different types of businesses but chose to implement 4G to complement their wired networks.

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