You’re streaming a video and it’s getting interrupted on and on. You’re talking to your business partner on skype and you can only hear his voice stuttering and see his face getting stuck to the screen every 30 seconds. Yeah, you’re definitely having troubles with 4G connection. How to gain more of it?
Why we lack 4G signal
To do away with a problem it’s always necessary to find out the reason for it. Why do we lack 4G signal?
Mobile network operators often exaggerate the scale of their network coverage. In spite of the fact they’re promising super high-speed 5G network in the nearest future, 4G is still disappointing in many places. Again why? Obviously mobile network operators are not able to provide the necessary number of base cell stations around each country to guarantee strong connection in every house both in and out of the city. For the same reason some carriers provide better 4G service than others.
So, it can happen to be that your house is at too long distance from your operator base station. Or your house is reinforced with metal fence or its walls are made of thick concrete, so that the signal from the cell tower (not so strong as it is, let us remind you) is not able to get inside.
It can be in an opposite way as well. If you can see a cell tower right from the window, there’s no surprise you can still suffer from slow 4G speeds. Close to the base tower you can get into a blind signal zone which will prevent you from streaming videos and all those pleasant 4G things again.
You shouldn’t underestimate even the nature. Mountain or hills, even the ground itself can be an obstacle to good signal reception inside your property.
How to improve 4G/LTE signals
So is there any way out, you’d ask. You can try to change your mobile operator, of course. Maybe the new one you choose will have more cell towers or at least one serving nearby.
As one more option you can consider purchasing femtocell or a HiBoost mobile signal repeater. Both of them are advertised as efficient indoor coverage solutions. Good examples of mobile boosters you may find at www.huaptec.eu.
Femtocells look like wireless routers. They connect via broadband internet to provide better coverage inside a house or an office. In other words, they are access points that transmit and receive data.
Mobile signal boosters are small gadgets designed for the same purpose – improve 4G signal inside some indoor area. In comparison to femtocell boosters do not require internet connection. They usually come in a single system with two antennas, a receiver and a transmitter, and the booster is a middle part that actually amplifies the signal.
There are certain producers that specialize in mobile signal enhancement solutions. Huaptec company with its HiBoost product is considered to be one of the leaders at the market. You can also find mobile signal boosters produced directly by mobile operators but they often offer solutions for 3G only.