Cellular backup Internet routers are essential devices that provide Internet connectivity when the primary Internet connection fails. However, like all technological devices, cellular backup routers have a lifespan and will eventually reach the end of their useful life. In this blog, we will explore how cellular backup Internet routers go end-of-life, how to tell when a device needs to be replaced, and how to plan for replacement costs.
Akative's offerings, such as RocketFailover®, AkativeSD™, InternetAnywhere®, and VitalConnectivity®, utilize carrier-certified 4G LTE/5G devices to ensure businesses remain online 24/7. A cellular backup Internet router (sometimes also referred to as a cellular modem) is a device that provides redundant Internet connectivity when the primary Internet connection fails. The device provides connectivity to a cellular network via 4G LTE/5G and automatically kicks on when the Internet goes down and stays on until primary connectivity comes back online. This ensures that businesses and individuals have uninterrupted Internet connectivity.
Like all technology, backup Internet devices have a finite lifespan. Thanks to improvements in cellular antennas and equipment quality, the typical device life span is about 6-8 years. However, when these devices do go end-of-life, there are a number of culprits.
Several signs may indicate that a cellular backup Internet router needs to be replaced:
Planning for replacement costs is essential to ensure proper budget allocation and spending transparency. However, anticipating replacement costs can vary depending on the router's age, features, and manufacturer. Here are some tips to help you plan for replacement costs:
In conclusion, backup Internet is critical for businesses to remain online 24/7 with uninterrupted Internet connectivity. Like all business planning, knowing your budget and being aware of replacement timelines will help you make strategic decisions and ensure business continuity. If your business has cellular failover hardware, but you're unsure if it needs to be upgraded, please contact Akative today. We're happy to help you assess and ensure that your business has what it needs for smooth connectivity.