MSP Creates a Stream of Reliable Connectivity for a Broadcasting Network

Broadcasting companies sometimes have to travel to obtain footage for their network, most especially for news broadcasts. An American managed service provider (MSP) sought to build a reliable network between the broadcasting company’s station and on-site teams.


The broadcasting company had several vehicles of different sizes with teams being sent out from the station to varying locations simultaneously. After looking through their frequent routes, the MSP learnt that some of the teams regularly travel to areas within the city, and remote locations where signals are not strong. 

This company wanted to deploy new connectivity devices that would allow for smoother transmissions of live video feeds back to the station. One of the vehicle types they showed the MSP, which is designated for more distant locations, had retractable pole mounts. They also requested a solution for a smaller type of van that will be used for closer sites. 


The MSPs thoroughly examined the broadcasting company’s vehicles and station to build a solution. At the broadcasting station, the MSP set up a Balance 2500 EC to utilize both Ethernet and fiber lines. A MAX Adapter 5G was added as an emergency failover to 5G in the event the wired connections all drop. 

For the first type of broadcasting vehicle, SDXs were deployed to the inside of each one. On the roofs of the vehicles, depending on the vehicle size, at least two HD1 Dome Pros were mounted on the retractable pole mounts or on the roof itself. 

An MBX, for multi-carrier connectivity, was then placed on the smaller vans since they were to remain in areas where cellular signals are accessible. To enhance signal reception, Mobility 42G Antennas were installed on the vehicle’s roofs. 


Both the HD1 Dome Pros and Mobility 42G were able to bring their respective vehicles with better signal reception, while the Domes also brought 5G connectivity. WAN Smoothing was also used between the vehicles and the station to smoothen the live video feeds and minimize latency and jitters. 

The Balance 2500 EC came with 1 TB of built-in storage and helped process data for streaming optimization. With Peplink devices on multiple ends of the network, SpeedFusion was enabled. At the broadcasting station, if Bandwidth Bonding wasn’t used to aggregate links into one large channel, Hot Failover was activated to transfer traffic between Ethernet, Fiber, and 5G when the primary link dropped.

Because of the success of this deployment, the MSP is already looking into the MAX Transit and BR1 series for other branch applications. 


Balance 2500 EC

  • Deployed to the broadcasting station
  • Easily supports over 1000 concurrent users with multiple WANs
  • Performs edge computing with 1 TB of built-in storage


  • Installed in larger broadcasting vehicles
  • Provides power to HD1 Dome Pros
  • Offers different modules to be used with FlexModule slot


  • Placed in smaller broadcasting vehicles
  • Enables up to 4 cellular connections from multiple carriers
  • Aggregates all available links to form one large channel

MAX Adapter 5G

  • Connected to the Balance 2500 EC at the station
  • Adds a 5G failover connection
  • Compact form factor for portability

HD1 Dome Pro

  • Mounted on broadcasting vehicles’ roofs
  • Provides 5G connectivity to the vehicles
  • IP67 rated enclosure for different weather conditions

Mobility 42G

  • Mounted on broadcasting vehicles’ roofs
  • Used to enhance signal reception and transmission
  • High-gain LNA for location tracking