In many countries dependable telecommunications, power and internet access is taken for granted. In other countries, despite recent advances, long stretches of downtime are still the norm. A very large, Fortune 500, American healthcare company with a growing Mexican subsidiary contacted us about developing a backup system to ensure consistent Internet access. Much of their business is done online -- and frequent Internet outages were disturbing their ongoing operations.
To solve the problem, our CloudGate gateway with 3G connectivity was connected to a Cisco router and outfitted with a WiFi card then configured to serve as a backup. When the fixed line Internet connection goes down, CloudGate will automatically switch over to a 3G Internet connection.
The installation has already occurred in one region and is currently being implemented in others as well, connectivity backup ensured.