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.

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

Hardware qualityEnterprise-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 solutionsNo, solutions are customized to meet your needsYes, all are the same; no customization
Device configuration to meet your network needsPreconfigured for youIf hardware is configurable, you are responsible
Configuration sensitivity & failover threshold for stable connectivityYesNo
Solutions include hardware & data neededYesCarrier may have a consumer-grade hotspot
Multi-carrier data options (devices multi-carrier certified)YesNo
Data pooling across carriers & locationsYesNo
Data usage monitoringYesYes
Online/offline statusYesMaybe
Visibility of your connection(s)Yes – with patented ConnectionValidation™ you can concurrently monitor all connections regardless of carrier/ISPNo
Tests & validates connections to ensure they are workingYes, with patented ConnectionValidation™No
Solutions help you identify & resolve connectivity issuesYesNo
Static IP AvailableIncluded as needed; multi-carrier options availableMaybe, but will cost extra
SD-WAN FlowTracking™ & SD-WAN support for services like VoIPYesNo
Solutions include security featuresYesNo
Solutions can meet PCI/HIPAA compliancesYesMaybe
Offers external antenna optionsYesNo
Offer installation & setup helpYesNo
Fully managed with device & security updates for optimal & secure performanceYes, Akative fully manages the device/softwareIf the device receives updates, you are responsible
Provides carrier supportYes, speak directly with our techniciansYes, usually a call center with a wait time
Provides hardware supportYes, speak directly with our techniciansNo
Provides monitoring supportYes, speak directly with our techniciansNo
WarrantyOffers Forever Warranty™Limited 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty
Who handles carrier connectivity issuesAkative through carrier's enterprise support deskYou through the carrier's standard/consumer support desk
Core business/primary focusEnd-to-end 4G LTE/5G connectivity solutions & supportCellular Data Services
Cares if the solution works for your businessYesNo
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.