A Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) is simply virtualized software that “transports” company data information to off-site enterprise locations across the country. Traditional WANs employ physical routers to connect remote users to applications hosted on data centers, but a Wireless-WAN (WWAN) allows businesses to leverage “transport” services such as 5G-LTE to securely connect users to applications. The promise of 5G’s greater capacity, superior bandwidth, and lower latency than other LTE connections has led to enterprises adopting it as a backup or even as a primary virtual Wireless-WAN connection. This increases application performance while simultaneously providing a high-quality user experience. From a high-level perspective, utilizing 5G-LTE can be a great way to deliver your enterprise network across all your remote locations. This strategy does comes with a price … often at the expense of your operating budget. 

5G-LTE Challenges:

5G-LTE’s core function and much-promised benefit is the ability to handle large amounts of data at high speeds, yet despite providing higher bandwidth, 5G is limited in physical range. Hundreds of thousands of tiny cell sites are projected to be used to power 5G networks. However, the denser the network of cells, the harder they become to manage, operate, and maintain, therefore the main challenge becomes optimizing and automating the networks. Many markets in the United States still lack 5G-LTE, which complicates the deployment of a WWAN. With rising demand from both businesses and consumers, wireless providers have been working feverishly to not only improve their present 5G networks, but also to expand their reach across the country. 

With Great Speed Comes Great Responsibility:

For markets that have been blessed with 5G rollouts, wireless carriers are offering peak data speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) and average data speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps). As a result, 5G technology is 20 times quicker than its predecessor, 4G-LTE. Many businesses will overextend their data allotment due to the dramatic increase in speed, resulting in exorbitant overage penalties from their wireless carriers. Unfortunately, as a response to these overage fees, many IT departments will simply put their WWAN network on an unlimited plan. Unlimited plan means unlimited data, right? Well, not so fast. To date, all major national carriers offer multiple versions of unlimited plans that include throttling beyond a certain threshold, extended pricing beyond a particular limit, and the dreaded “fine print.” As a result, opting for an unlimited plan and then “setting it and forgetting it” will end up costing you more in the long run! With unlimited plans being the most expensive option, implementing a Wireless Expense Management (WEM) solution to mitigate data prices based on actual real-time data usage would be a more proactive strategy.

WEM Solutions Mitigate 5G Data Costs:

WEM platforms mitigate your wireless technology and billing costs by validating your monthly expenses and optimizing your features in real time. Each wireless device has its data reports provided to the WEM platform directly from the wireless carriers; this information is used to validate costs, run audits, and observe trends in data usage. A WEM determines which wireless line costs are misaligned with your current plans and optimizes those plans and features according to your business rules in order to reduce costs. Ultimately, WEM services provide you with well-informed control over your recurring device expenses.

Corporate wireless plans and feature pricing change every single day. WEM solutions can negotiate with wireless carriers to ensure the best possible pricing for your business. Besides negotiating your monthly rate plans discounts, a WEM solution will ask: How many ETF waivers should you receive per year? Are you receiving the correct pricing on your wireless equipment? Does your business qualify for a signing bonus? WEM solutions not only answer these very important questions for your business, but work tirelessly to negotiate with the wireless carriers to implement these rules in your wireless contracts. Basically, WEM solutions are in your corner, looking out for your bottom line.

Solve(X) will Alert, Monitor, & Mitigate Costs:

Solve(X), the industry’s only Wireless Expense Management (WEM) solution built on Azure, INTERPRETS and REDUCES your monthly wireless charges by utilizing machine-learning technology and real-time data pool management while custom APIs IMPLEMENT savings directly with your wireless carriers. Not only does Solve(X) mitigate monthly expenses, built-in data monitoring will see data usage trending upward in real time and automatically place wireless devices on the correct wireless plans based on ACTUAL usage. Alerts will be sent out to IT personnel to indicate that your wireless devices are approaching data thresholds. This feature alone will mitigate any data overage during your billing cycle and ensure that wireless devices and users are always kept in check. 

About GoExceed:

Founded in 2001, GoExceed is recognized as an industry leader in Wireless Expense Management (WEM) solutions. We service over 2 million enterprise wireless devices per year, and our clients range from midsize businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Our comprehensive suite of management solutions has revolutionized the way companies manage their wireless accounts, devices, users, costs, data, cost centers, contracts, policies, and more. We firmly believe that innovation is not only the key to our success, but essential in an ever-changing wireless landscape across the world. GoExceed empowers businesses with real-time reporting and analytics, enabled by Microsoft Power BI, in order to proactively save time, money, and resources. Your success is what drives our passion for technology and innovation.

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