The speeds of our service (LTE speeds) depend entirely on a combination of the below factors.
- The LTE carrier network you are operating on
- Proximity to the carrier's serving tower
- The frequency or frequencies in which your device is using to transmit data
- The type of LTE gateway router/ modem you are using
- The output power/ bandwidth limits set on the frequency or frequencies in which your device is connected to
- The signals strength and quality on that said frequency
- Carrier network backend server capacity (slower speeds if congested network)
All of these factors are outside of our control aside from what carrier plan we would suggest for you, and because of this, we do not make any guarantees of service quality or speeds.
We've had reports of over 130 Mbps download speeds from those who are close to a cell tower with LTE+ (Advanced) type device... all the way down to 1 Mbps that are several miles away from a tower with trees and no additional hardware (antennas/ signal boosters) installed. On average our satisfied subscribers are seeing speeds between 15-30 Mbps. This speed range is fully capable of supporting streaming TV/ movies, gaming online and general computer usage.
The most common example or comparison to help you better understand speed is how much speed is needing to stream/ game and or browse online. See breakdown below.
- Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, etc require at a minimum of 4.5 Mbps download constant to stream in HD picture resolution without buffering
- Gaming requires roughly the same but does vary greatly depending on the gaming platform, game type, game server location, etc along with upload speeds over 2 Mbps for online gaming. Latency or Ping is more important for online gaming and our average latency or ping is around 45ms (4-5x better in comparison to satellite internet providers)
- Browsing websites or shopping online requires 1 Mbps download and roughly the same if you are posting/ uploading information to the internet
As you can imagine, given this information, 15-30 Mbps is more than enough speed to do the above activities and even do them on multiple devices simultaneously.
Ultimately we suggest surveying your home/ property/ location to determine raw signal in conjunction with corresponding with our team to determine overall serviceability and hardware recommendations.