The Lightweight, mobile, high performance bonded 4G WiFi Access Point

The Baltic Backpack provides webcasters, event organisers and production companies, highly available and high speed internet access at any location.

Whether you require connectivity in natural disaster zones or on location in remote areas, Baltic Backpack’s bonded network capabilities help you to get online from the most challenging places.

The Backpack allows anybody to surf the web, check their email, upload files, or even stream live audio & video online from areas they otherwise were unable to. 

The ergonomic, lightweight, and weather resistant, backpack is available for “dry hire” on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, or with an on-site Engineer, billed separately.

Baltic BackPack Features

At the heart of Bonded Backpack is 4 x CAT6 cellular modems that support 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE) and 5G and provides bit rates up to 300Mbps and is available in a choice of two modes of operation: 

High Availability (HAL): enabling a highly resilient connection by sending a copy of all data down all connections separately, (using the first to arrive at the remote end).

Bonded for Speed (BFS): enabling speeds up to 300Mbps by bonding together all connections in a single large one

Lightweight & Mobile

with a boot-to-live time of 60s

8 Hrs Continuous Run-time

and charge while in use

Interchangeable Battery

with 4 USB ports for your devices

Connectivity Options

connect wired and wireless devices

Duel Running Options

high availability or bonded for speed

Tested in Remote Places

in the harshest of conditions

Link to Mobile Studios

by creating an inter backpack link

Add External Reinforcement

in challenging coverage areas

Use Cases (High Availability Mode)

Live Broadcasting

Providing streaming for Concerts, live events, radio stations, TV Stations, conferences and live TV link-ups to remote studios or Live streaming to Social media streaming channels like Facebook, Instagram, Periscope etc

Business Conferencing & Applications

Business applications that run zoom and conference calls at a remote location, require IP phone services or have a remote office in a field location that may also need connecting back to a central office or a centralised network.

Pub and licensed venues

Connecting venues that need to play a live broadcast (Football, Olympics etc) and need a reliable internet feed for a fix period of time without having to upgrade key infrastructure, without contracts, installation of fixed equipment and without disruption of existing I.T infrastructure.

Point to Point Connectivity

Customers who need a reliable layer 2 network connection between two remote locations, allowing them full control over network traffic and routing, effectively acting as a LAN cable between point A and point B.

Use Cases (Bonded for Speed Mode)

Film & TV Companies

All types of media companies that need to upload their content, rushes and footage to post production facilities from a film set within a constrained time-frame from a remote location, at the highest speeds possible, in order to achieve deadlines for content delivery.

Photography and Social Media

Enabling Photographers & Social Media Content creators who need to upload/download raw content to various cloud platforms from within the field, direct to endpoints for backend editing and distribution.

Business Conferences

A business conference, events or social gatherings at a remote location, that wishes to provide Guest WiFi and wired internet for a period of time to a large amount of users and required the fastest of speeds in order to handle the load.

VPN and Private Communications in the Field

A business conference, event or social gathering that wants to provide Guest WiFi for a period of time that is expected to have a lot of WiFi users simultaneously using the system

Dry Hire Rates

Daily Rental

£99 / Day

Dry-Hire, pickup from our HQ, with remote telephone support by phone and email if required.

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Weekly Rental

£350 / Week

Dry-Hire, pickup from our HQ, with remote telephone support by phone and email if required.

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* Best Value

Monthly Rental

£850 / Month

Dry-Hire, pickup from our HQ, with remote telephone support by phone and email if required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Baltic Backpack and a 4G modem are no comparison. Many customers that come to us for this service have used regular 4G services and been let down by its performance, restricted by Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) and lack of support.
Here are just a few of the differences between the BackPack and 4G modem:
  • Increase your chances of your data getting through.  By utilising four simultaneous mobile connections you’ll increase your chances of connection reliability especially during crowded events whereby other 4G users are all competing with each other for bandwidth and mobile mast airtime
  • The backpack uses Carrier Aggregation on each 4G connection (making use of multiple mobile carriers frequencies resulting in higher speeds in areas of high amount of mobile users)
  • We use Business grade (non-consumer grade) unlimited data SIM cards for each connection as such it’s not constrained by the mobile carriers fair use policies for excessive use
  • You get a static IP address(s) that remains consistent for the life of the hire, or it can remain permanent for all future hires (by arrangement)
  • It has higher gain antennas that connects to various mobile masts and an high gain interference rejection filter, something that regular 4G modems don’t have
  • We connect directly to the mobile operators RAN (Radio Access Network), allowing us to provide our own internet “over the top” and therefore don’t use the the highly contented, bandwidth shaped and performance managed broadband that they usually provide (you will have Baltic’s Internet)
  • We optimise your connection by automatically shortening the path between you and your end point (for example, we directly peer with YouTube and many more (have a direct connection with them) in order to keep latency, packet loss and dropped frames as low as possible)
Yes, you can add up to 5 more internet connections into the backpack when used for High Availability Mode, for example you can put your mobile phone into hotspot mode (for the backpack to use) and 4 more wired connections directly into the backpack (ADSL/DSL lines, Cable, Leased Lines and even satellite internet connections. 
Every additional contribution that you provide gets added to the mix of connections that the backpack uses, sending your data across all connections.  The first data to arrive at the endpoint (our data centre) gets used and passed on, normally the one with the lowest latency.
During our testing and with feedback from customers, 8 hours is a realistic duration on a single charge.  The battery can be charged at any time whilst in use. Baltic also supplies a spare battery with the setup. For an additional charge, we can also hire a larger battery and even small petrol generator for those clients who need extended durations in the field.
If you hire multiple portable connectivity solutions from us, you can ask for a private link to be created between them at no extra charge. 
This link acts as a flat Layer 2 connection (like a long network cable between both or multiple devices) (sometimes called MPLS) connecting them together on the same physical network.  Customers use this feature to connect together various equipment types or when they need all devices on a single flat network that they control (the devices could be on the other side of the country from each other!), which is a handy feature to have.
Customers that tend to use this feature are IT companies, Film Companies (that connect together film set equipment), Music Festivals (backend lighting control) talk back channels for remote crews, or customers of Baltic Broadband who wish to extend their office network into the remote field.