By James Sanders
Equipment vendors are pitching turn-key “network in a box” technology to governments and enterprises eager to deploy wide area networks in localities without existing adquate infrastructure.
One of the realities of modern technology—and consequences of living in a cloud-connected society—is that business and consumer electronics effectively require some degree of internet access to fully leverage the features touted on the packaging. For public sector organizations charged with ensuring public safety, as well as military deployments requiring infrastructure to practically sprout from the ground upon arrival, the ability to bring up infrastructure to power these devices is nothing short of mission critical. Likewise, in the energy sector, operations in remote areas such as oil rigs located in rural or offshore environments require modern communications systems to ensure safety and efficiency.