ITWeb, in partnership with Nashua, conducted an LTE Survey to examine what South African organisations look for in new-generation LTE.
The survey ran online for two weeks during August 2020 and asked, among other things:
- What expectations do businesses have from a fixed LTE solution?
- Which type of features are a must-have?
- Is the ability to split business and personal LTE use an important consideration?
A total of 170 responses were captured, with 64% of respondents being at executive or middle management level, and working in a range of industries.
Here are some of the key findings:
- Almost half (47%) use an LTE solution for both business and personal purposes.
Nearly a quarter (24%) currently don’t use an LTE solution.
- Guaranteed speed and availability are cited by 87% of respondents as the primary expectation of an LTE solution.
- When asked to rate the importance of business LTE solution capabilities, respondents indicated that QOS (quality of service) to prioritise business-critical applications was the top consideration. This was closely followed by the ability to segment voice traffic.
- When it comes to VOIP, great voice quality and reduced call rates were rated as the most important features in a business LTE solution.
- WiFi hotspot capabilities, ticket logging and an integrated payment platform emerged as must-have features.
More than half (52%) of respondents indicated they’d be “very interested” if there was an option to split business and personal use on the same LTE device. A further 40% said they were “somewhat interested”.