Livestream with 4G network in remote areas, would my plan work?

Hello, we’re a small production house based in south east asia, and we’re working to bring live-streaming to areas where physical network is not available (ie. using 4G networks). However since bandwidth and reliability aren’t ideal, we looked for solutions and speedfusion bonding caught our attention. I’m not a network guru so please forgive me if our plan doesn’t make sense

A simple illustration:

We’ll build a speedfusion VPN from “Router #1” in a remote location to “Router #2” in a our production facility. Router #1 is connected to the internet via three 4G modems (bandwidth bonding), and Router #2 is connected to the internet via two DSL modems (simple failover). Packets will be sent/received from Router #1 to the Streaming CDN via Router #2.

Here are some questions

  1. Would our plan work?

  2. We’re planning to purchase a Peplink Balance 380 router as “Router #1” (which support bonding with 3 wan ports). My question is about “Router #2”, since all we need is a simple failover, do we need to purchase a bonding-supported router, or a cheaper one like Peplink Balance 20 would suffice? (cost is obviously a factor here)

  3. I just read about fusion hub, would it makes more sense than hosting my own VPN in this application?

  4. I know Peplink also have a “MAX” product line for 4G sticks, but seeing we already have capable 4G modems (which supports ethernet connection) and the compexity of 4G sticks (compatibility would be a concern), would it make more sense for us to invest in a general-purpose bonding device (eg. Balance 380), or is there any advantage to get a 4G bonding device (eg. MAX HD4)?

Thanks for helping out!

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Hello @nahmean,
At a high level your concept will work, though there are several technical things you must get right to let SpeedFusion work.

  • Your remote location needs to be a device with sufficient SpeedFusion peer licences, if you are going to be using the regional mobile networks, consider for the remote location using a HD4.
  • In your production location, if this is where you are going stream the content back to, then you will need to have each incoming network connection with a public IP and using something similar to a Balance 380.
  • If you are planning to stream from your remote location directly to the cloud, then look at hosting with your cloud provider a FusionHub instance.
  • One of the easiest ways to set this all up and also best ways to log/monitor the solution is with Peplink’s InControl2 system.

We recommend that you talk with your local Peplink supplier, they should be a Certified Peplink Partner and will have resources and expertise to help make this work for you.

Where are you are based will help determine who you should source your Peplink from?
You can use this link to find your nearest Certified Peplink Partners

Happy to Help,
Marcus :slight_smile:

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