What is Managed Connectivity?

Managed Connectivity

Managed Connectivity from Sierra Wireless is a fully-bundled solution with guaranteed uptime that includes everything - hardware, network access, cloud-based monitoring platform, installation and 24/7 support- for one monthly price – all using the quality of Sierra Module performance and Sierra Airlink gateways, resulting in robust data resiliency. This results in peace of mind for firmware and security updates along with a fully warrantied solution. No matter where your business is located throughout the US, if you have cellular connectivity at that location, it’s very likely that we can provide managed, enterprise-class wireless connectivity to your site.

Managed Connectivity from Sierra Wireless is Connectivity-as-a Service that ensures that your central, remote, and temporary locations are connected to the network even if the fiber, T-1 or cable goes down or is delayed.

Why Use Managed Connectivity

Why Every Network Should Include Managed Connectivity

33% of businesses report outages monthly, and 92% of businesses will experience an outage at least quarterly. Depending on the size of the business, this could amount to hundreds or thousands of dollars per incident in lost productivity, lost sales and customer satisfaction. To estimate the cost of downtime for your business, click here to use our simple calculator.

Agile businesses go to where the business is to maximize sales, productivity and customer engagement. Adding managed wireless connectivity ensures that new locations open on time, even when permits and cable construction projects are delayed. Adding managed wireless connectivity allows businesses to respond to seasonal opportunities and special events without the need for build-out, capital investment for equipment, or long-term contracts.

The Need for Managed Wireless Solutions

Managed Connectivity is greater than the sum of the parts. Nearly every business has resorted to a backup solution or a temporary hotspot in the event of an emergency that's not secure, scalable or reliable, and it’s no way to run a business. Buying a gateway and signing a data plan contract isn’t much better unless you have IT resources to spare.

Our Solution

Why Managed Connectivity Solutions from Sierra Wireless?

  • Dedicated project manager determines the best carrier network for each location
  • Professionally install industry leading Sierra Wireless equipment onsite
  • Automatically and remotely manage the software and firmware updates to keep you up-to-date
  • Dispatch professional technicians if we cannot resolve an issue remotely
  • Offers a variety of data plan sizes that can be upgraded and downgraded as needs change
  • Pool all locations into a single data pool, regardless of carrier or location
  • US-based support engineers available 365/24/7
  • Works with engineers from the top US carriers
  • Management platform provides key usage and status data on demand
  • Great service with availability, throughput and latency SLAs – guaranteed
How it Works
  • Our experts work with your team to determine the size of the plan for each location based upon the amount of data that you use.
  • Pay for what you need, avoiding the cost of duplicated infrastructure, sometimes costing only a few dollars per day.
  • Cross-carrier pooling allows you to manage the capacity of your multi-site network with a single company-wide pool using equipment
  • MCS is delivered in a complete service bundle, so there is no equipment to buy.
  • Avoids the risk of outdated equipment, ensuring that your equipment is up to date with the latest security and software enhancements.
  • Provides customizable alerts which quickly identify and resolve problems within the primary network. Once the landline issues are resolved, the wireless connection will automatically redirect traffic back to the primary network.

Today, internet connectivity is as fundamental to running a business as electricity, telephone and running water. Whether its accessing real-time systems or storage clouds, scheduling employees or connecting the supply chain, high availability, high quality internet connectivity is essential.

Use Cases

When Should I Add Managed Wireless Connectivity?

  • Opening a new store location
  • Adding a new application, such as VoIP, POS, SD-WAN
  • When a location is not eligible for fiber, cable or T-1s
  • When your existing T-1 contracts are due to expire
  • When the fiber, cable or T-1 service is not guaranteed
  • When there is an event or a temporary opportunity that requires guaranteed connectivity
  • When unmanaged wireless connection attempts have failed
  • Please contact us to discuss your specific needs
Benefits
  • Avoid business disruption
  • Faster network recovery
  • Increased network visibility
  • Guaranteed availability, throughput and latency
  • Single trusted partner for end-to-end solution
  • Simple and transparent pricing
  • No Bill-shock
  • Uncomplicated business assurance
  • Security and firmware updates
  • Periodic technology refreshes
Hardware

Guaranteed connectivity starts with the best-in-class hardware, selected to meet the demands of the challenging environments

AirLink® ES450

The AirLink® ES450 is a reliable, secure LTE gateway designed to connect the distributed enterprise.

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AirLink® GX450

The Airlink® GX450 is a rugged, secure LTE mobile gateway designed to deliver mission-critical communications for in-vehicle applications.

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AirLink® RV50

The AirLink® RV50 is the industry’s lowest power and most rugged LTE gateway. Simple to install and easy to manage, the RV50 industrial gateway is designed to connect critical assets and infrastructure.

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AirLink® MP70

The AirLink® MP70 is a high performance, LTE-Advanced, vehicle router developed specifically for mobile mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.

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AirLink® LX60

The AirLink® LX60 is the industry’s first LTE and LTE-M / NB-IoT router for commercial and enterprise applications.

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Pricing

Managed Connectivity Solutions are designed to give enterprises maximum flexibility when it comes to controlling your network connectivity expenses. There is no requirement for upfront purchase of hardware, connectivity, platform or installation. You also have the flexibility to purchase, lease or rent equipment to suit your business needs. Updates and replacements are part of the managed service, so your solutions are future-proofed against obsolescence.

We make it simple for you to upgrade or downgrade as your business needs change. Standard nationwide pricing makes it simple for you to allocate costs between departments.

Getting Started
Ensure reliable connectivity for your business 

Provide us the location(s) where you need guaranteed connectivity and the applications you use and we will recommend a plan based on the best available network. Our solution engineers will work with your technical team for special projects and requirements. We will schedule installation at your convenience. With no upfront costs and no construction required, we’ll have you connected in no time.

How to Buy

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