LinITX often helps customers choose the right equipment for their custom install or networking project; When it comes to rural broadband and maintaining a reliable, fast internet connection in remote areas, we always recommend MikroTik’s LTE range of wireless networking devices.
We’ve worked with many WISPs and ISPs to help them create a cost-effective and robust internet service for their customers. The feedback we’ve received for MikroTik LTE products regarding the setup, installation and reliability is always exceptional.
In the example here, a customer from Wales overcame the line of sight issue at the bottom of a valley, by mounting a MikroTik LHG LTE on top of a hill; allowing the unit to point down through the valley, to avoid the land and trees between itself and the tower.
In this blog post, we’re going to highlight some of the best-selling and most useful MikroTik LTE products when it comes to rural broadband and offering wireless internet services in remote areas, without access to an existing fibre network infrastructure.
It’s worth noting that your potential connection speed is entirely dependant on a number of factors including the specific devices being used, distance travelled, signal band, device mounting location and a host of other environmental factors, which can sometimes be out of your control.
Mikrotik LHGG LTE18 Kit with Gigabit Ethernet – LHGGM+EG18-EA
Mikrotik LHGG LTE18 Kit is designed to operate in situations where your phone might not have signal. It offers a cutting-edge Category 18 LTE modem to deliver the fastest mobile broadband speeds regardless of location.
The MikroTik LTE 18 Kit offers speeds up to 1Gbps and with its 17dBi high-gain antenna, it can can connect to cell towers in remote rural locations where nothing else is available.
Mikrotik LHGG LTE18 Kit also supports carrier aggregation; allowing use of multiple bands simultaneously, which is a huge advantage in areas with many other LTE users.
MikroTik LTE 18 Kit covers a wide variety of LTE bands up to 2.7GHz and the high-gain antenna supports 2×2 DL MIMO. It can be powered via the gigabit ethernet port with a POE switch or the included POE injector.
MikroTik SXT LTE Kit – RBSXTR+R11e-LTE
MikroTik SXT LTE Kit is designed for remote locations with limited connectivity, which are within mobile network coverage.
The SXT LTE Kit features a high-gain antenna, providing stable connectivity, even where mobile phones can’t.
The SXT LTE Kit is equipped with 2 x Ethernet ports (the second port has PoE-out functionality), so you can use it to power up another device, ideal for dog-leg connections.
MikroTik’s SXT LTE Kit has a built-in high quality 2G/3G/4G/LTE Category 4 modem offering speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s downlink and 50 Mbit/s uplink, as well as 2 x Micro SIM slots for fail-over.
Supports International LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40.
MikroTik LHG LTE Router Kit – RBLHGR+R11e-LTE
The MikroTik LHG LTE is a high gain LTE device designed for more remote locations that are still within mobile network coverage. Users are able to mount the LHG LTE outdoors, on a pole, mast, chimney or any high structure.
The LHG LTE is equipped with 1 x Ethernet port, and has a built in high quality Category 4 modem for speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s downlink and 50 Mbit/s uplink.
Due to its high gain antenna, the LHG LTE is capable of connecting to cell towers in extreme rural locations, providing the ability to offer internet access where nothing else is available.
RBLHGR&R11e-LTE includes an LTE modem that supports International LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 20, 38 and 40.
MikroTik ATLGM+EG18-EA ATL LTE18 Kit LTE Base Station
Mikrotik’s ATL LTE18 Kit LTE features a Category 18 LTE modem and a Gigabit Ethernet port with PoE-in. The ATL LTE18 Kit offers speeds up to 1 Gbps with ease.
The MikroTik ATL LTE18 Kit features a 4×4 MIMO support, offering higher speeds and better coverage. You can expect optimal performance in rural areas, due to its wider frequency band range for lower band antennas.
The ATL LTE18 Kit has 4 x high-gain middle band (1.7 – 2.7 GHz) and 2 x high-gain low band antennas (700 MHz – 1 GHz, LTE Band 28) – this gives users access to the 700 and 800 MHz LTE band; this lower frequency type of radio wave also travels over longer distances, ensuring your coverage reaches far and wide.
The ATLGM+EG18-EA is suited for harsh outdoor environments, the unique design prevents snow and water from collecting and freezing up.
MikroTik LHGG LTE6 Kit with Gigabit Ethernet – RBLHGGR+R11e-LTE6
The MikroTik LHGG LTE6 kit is an LTE device intended to be used for “last mile” Internet access in remote locations. Designed to be mounted outdoors, on a pole, mast, or gable end. It’s designed to provide coverage, even where Mobile phones cannot. Thanks to its large high-gain 17 dBi antenna, the LHGG LTE6 kit can connect to cell towers in extreme rural locations, providing you with internet access where nothing else is available.
The LHGG LTE6 kit features a 300 Mbps CAT6 LTE modem, which is carrier aggregation enabled and allows the device to use multiple LTE bands simultaneously if the tower supports this – a huge advantage in crowded LTE user locations. It provides better responsiveness in a crowded environment and higher efficiency for weaker signal situations in the countryside.
If you require any further information on MikroTik LTE devices or help in finding the right solution for your business or individual requirements, please call our team of experts on 01449 888000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org