Private LTE Over 3.5GHz CBRS Solution
Sep 01, 2020
Private LTE provides benefits ranging from fixed-costs and enhanced data security to improved network performance, making Private LTE the best available wide-area LAN option for a variety of deployments.
Most private wireless networks today use Wi-Fi as it is fast and easy to deploy. In many cases, Wi-Fi will remain a good solution. Private LTE is based on technologies developed for wide-area mobility and scaled down to be deployable by private organizations. This gives LTE some advantages over Wi-Fi particularly as it relates to performance and mobility that can help address more demanding use cases.
Service providers are using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to replace last-mile fiber access and deliver fixed wireless services to end customers while augmenting existing capacity. Enterprises and managed service providers can utilize the 3.5 GHz band to deploy private LTE for IoT connectivity and deliver a quality of experience that Wi-Fi cannot guarantee. With indoor LTE speeds theoretically reaching 1 Gbps, the economics of the technology are much better than those of distributed antenna systems, according to CBRS experts, with better speed and consistency of service than Wi-Fi.
Enterprises undergoing digital transformation can use CBRS to improve in-building Wi-Fi connectivity with a private LTE network. This high-speed, low-latency local area network allows them to connect all devices and "things" (robots, drones, sensors, machinery, buildings), automate operations, gain insights from customers and invent new business models that position them to lead the digital economy.