To this date, private enterprises have had only two choices for using broadband connectivity. First, WIFI, which is designed for basic internet functionality and small deployments that are hard to be scaled. Second, public cellular networks are of high quality and having a national scale but, it doesn’t scale down. There is a huge gap in the middle for business small-scale networks and large networks from thousands of square miles – warehouses, factories, schools, universities, hospitals, and events. These enterprises need a network that provides the reliability and coverage of a cellular network with the simplicity and affordability of WIFI. And CBRS & private LTE is your tool to make it happen.
CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service), a band of the spectrum which was exclusively used for military radar systems and aircraft communication. On 2020, United States federal communication commission authorized for its full commercial deployment. A 3.5GHz band has several advantages than the traditional spectrum as CBRS has a three-tier spectrum framework allowing unlicensed/ light-licensed/ licensed spectrum to be dynamically shared.
That means now, organizations can set up private networks with wireless broadband without the need for expensive spectrum licenses.
What is Private LTE?
Private LTE is any network deployed, owned, and managed by the enterprise and independent of any carrier. Conceptually, it’s a WIFI access point that uses localized micro towers and small cells to create a private network around a system. As our devices change and the network’s pressure increases, this can be the solution to seamless coverage and sufficient capacity in even the largest of venues or cities.
Private LTE networks are important for organizations that use multiple devices and applications. Combined with 4G and 5G technology, they provide service stability that outstrips wireless connectivity. Dedicated to and managed by the organization itself, they are designed for high-speed mobility and secure mobile roaming within an organization’s business premises and land.
Private LTE: Revolutionizing enterprises
Private LTE has its influence on various enterprises across the globe. According to GlobalNewswire, the private LTE industry will be worth $7.4 Billion by 2025. In 2020 it’s estimated to be around $4 Billion.
The unique concept of private LTE networks empowers enterprise customers to run their equipment and settings effectively.
1. Locally Controlled System
With establishing a dedicated system, the private LTE network and it’s performance is independent of other sudden traffic deployment issues that can happen in a shared network. This can benefit from increased productivity and reduce unpredicted network failures.
Having a locally controlled system could further benefit the company to ensure that their sensitive data doesn’t leave the premises.
2. Optimized Network
As Private LTE is serving a single company’s need, the network can be tailored for maximum optimized functionality for quality of service and mobility settings. The performance in such a case could enable faster and even in a link failure stage, it could enable faster reconnection.
3. Easily Deployable
With shared and unlicensed spectrum available for anyone to use for private LTE networks, it will enable any new entity to enjoy the LTE service. This will expand the ecosystem for the entire private organization to make its networks architectured in a desirable manner.