Akative Vs Carrier-Direct

What Makes Akative Better Than Going Carrier-Direct

Ensure Your Business Connectivity With Akative Zero Downtime™

Akative solutions use new kinds of connectivity and patented technology to help businesses achieve Zero Downtime. Unlike consumer-grade devices and carrier hotspots, our failover solutions act like a power generator for your Internet connectivity to automatically keep your business online. Just like a generator keeps your power on in a power outage, Akative solutions keeps your business online during internet outages. Akative even reduces and eliminates your MTTR (Mean Time To Recovery) by identifying issues and keeping you informed. Plus, using patented ConnectionValidation™, your connectivity is tested without taking down the whole network so that your disaster recovery plan is validated and verified 24/7 to ensure business continuity.

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Akative's White-Glove Service

Enjoy detail-orientated, white-glove service when you partner with Akative for your business backup Internet connectivity needs. Not only do our solutions come with everything you need for success (hardware, data, monitoring, and support), but we take that extra step other providers don't and customize the solution to meet your business' network needs. Our 4G LTE/5G solutions also use multiple patented and patent-pending technology, things no carrier or other provider can offer, to help ensure your backup connection is ready at a moment's notice, provide visibility to all your connections, and keep you informed. Combine that with our dedicated, in-house support team to help with anything from a simple install to a complex network connectivity issue, and you can't go wrong.

Akative Vs Carrier-Direct

Features Akative Carrier-Direct
Hardware quality Enterprise-grade hardware designed for AlwaysOn™ failover business use cases. Enjoy stronger connectivity than consumer-grade & receive hardware updates. Carrier's focus is on providing data services. Carriers are not equipped to advise on failover hardware & lack the capacity to provide enterprise configurations. Carrier may only offer consumer-grade hardware or no hardware at all.
Off-the-shelf, one-size fits all solutions No, solutions are customized to meet your needs Yes, all are the same; no customization
Device configuration to meet your network needs Preconfigured for you If hardware is configurable, you are responsible
Configuration sensitivity & failover threshold for stable connectivity Yes No
Solutions include hardware & data needed Yes Carrier may have a consumer-grade hotspot
Multi-carrier data options (devices multi-carrier certified) Yes No
Data pooling across carriers & locations Yes No
Data usage monitoring Yes Yes
Online/offline status Yes Maybe
Visibility of your connection(s) Yes – with patented ConnectionValidation™ you can concurrently monitor all connections regardless of carrier/ISP No
Tests & validates connections to ensure they are working Yes, with patented ConnectionValidation™ No
Solutions help you identify & resolve connectivity issues Yes No
Static IP Available Included as needed; multi-carrier options available Maybe, but will cost extra
SD-WAN FlowTracking™ & SD-WAN support for services like VoIP Yes No
Solutions include security features Yes No
Solutions can meet PCI/HIPAA compliances Yes Maybe
Offers external antenna options Yes No
Offer installation & setup help Yes No
Fully managed with device & security updates for optimal & secure performance Yes, Akative fully manages the device/software If the device receives updates, you are responsible
Provides carrier support Yes, speak directly with our technicians Yes, usually a call center with a wait time
Provides hardware support Yes, speak directly with our technicians No
Provides monitoring support Yes, speak directly with our technicians No
Warranty Offers Forever Warranty™ Limited 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty
Who handles carrier connectivity issues Akative through carrier's enterprise support desk You through the carrier's standard/consumer support desk
Core business/primary focus End-to-end 4G LTE/5G connectivity solutions & support Cellular Data Services
Cares if the solution works for your business Yes No

Unify all the components needed for a successful failover solution that works for your business with Akative and enjoy the simplicity of one provider, one bill, and one great solution!

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Akative offers 4G LTE, 5G, & Unlimited data plans with our failover solutions. Check for service to see what's available for your location.