When it comes to sports events, there’s almost nothing bigger than the FIFA World Cup. Tens of thousands of people watch each match live in the stadium and millions more tune in at home. Finding a connection robust enough to handle that demand can be challenging.
To go live and provide coverage for the games, a reliable internet connection is key. It allows high-quality video feeds to be sent to newsrooms for broadcast, no matter the location.
This year, Qatar will host one of the world’s most anticipated tournaments with people flying in from across the globe to attend. At the same time, media outlets, production companies, and public safety agencies will compete with them for internet bandwidth. And everyone needs a connection that will be able to perform, no matter the connectivity obstacles they are faced with.
1 - Obstructions (hilly terrain, dense foliage, large buildings)
2 - Weather conditions (humidity, heavy cloud cover, fog, precipitation, electromagnet interference, temp inversions)
3 - Number of users
4 - Location (city, urban, rural)
5 - Building materials (metal, concrete, tinted and low-e glass)
6 - Data-intensive applications
7 - Spectrum bands
8 - Stationary vs in motion
9 - Proximity to tower
When one connection isn’t enough
Sure, a single connection from a single carrier can do the trick, but relying on just one can leave you vulnerable, especially at a high profile event such as the World Cup.
Upload and download speeds on mobile networks vary greatly by country, carrier, specific location, and the degree of congestion on the network. It’s not unusual to only have a 1 Mbps upload speed from a single connection, especially where crowds gather and cause network congestion or in fringe coverage areas, since no single carrier provides 100% coverage in every location. But many applications, like streaming video, require more. Approximately 5 Mbps upload bandwidth is needed to transfer high-definition, low-latency live video. For 4K UHD streams, you’d need around 25 Mbps upload bandwidth.
So how can you ensure you have the connectivity you need to get the job done? Enter cellular bonding.
Cellular bonding combines two or more cellular connections to provide more bandwidth for uploading and downloading and more resiliency when cellular network coverage is stretched, or signal strength is diminished. Connections from multiple carriers can be combined, so if a connection drops or packet loss occurs, packets are re-routed across the other connections in the bonded link.
More connectivity, less problems
While cellular bonding is a great option to get stronger, more reliable connections, you can also go further. Aggregating other connection types into the mix can offer even greater connection diversity, resiliency, and continuity.
Dejero Smart Blending Technology™ not only aggregates 3G/4G/5G cellular connections but also combines other wireless connections such as Wi-Fi and satellite and cable/DSL/fiber broadband connections in a fixed location. In fact, any Internet Protocol (IP) connection from multiple providers can be aggregated to form a virtual ‘network of networks’ with Dejero’s technology.
While each connection path has its own characteristics, Dejero dynamically and intelligently manages the fluctuating bandwidth, packet loss, and latency differences of individual connections in real-time, seamlessly redirecting packets and maintaining session persistence if connections degrade or are lost.
The result? Resilient, high-bandwidth internet connectivity when and where you need it. That means video, voice, and data can be sent and received uninterrupted.
Dejero keeps you connected
In today’s world, an unreliable connection isn’t simply an annoyance; it can be a costly mistake. With Dejero, you can have the resilient internet connectivity you need no matter where you are.
Learn more about Dejero rental packages for the 2022 World Cup.