5G Services Private 5G
A Private 5G network can add value for many sectors where communication & connectivity is business-critical. Companies are increasingly evolving towards environments where automation and wireless connectivity are important drivers.
The following trends fully support the Private 5G concept:
- AGV (automated guided vehicles)
- Predictive Maintenance
- Automated Drones
- Intelligent manufacturing, …
BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS PRIVATE 5G?
5G is the successor of LTE. LTE is better known to the general public as 4G of the public mobile operators. In a private network, however, the data remains on premise and use is made of a piece of spectrum that is reserved for the licensee of that frequency. This allows you to work freely and without interference. When you use a private network, you have, as it were, your own connectivity bubble.
As the only operator in Flanders and Brussels, Citymesh has had 2x20Mhz spectrum in the 3.5 Ghz frequency block since 2015. The same frequency block has been designated by Europe as the primary spectrum for the roll-out of 5G. Unlike the other telecom operators, Citymesh does not offer solutions to consumers. The spectrum is entirely reserved for companies that want to develop their own Private 5G-ready network locally.
As a result, Citymesh can now offer 4G-now, 5G-next networks that are ready to take the next step in the fourth industrial revolution.
ADVANTAGES OF A PRIVATE 5G NETWORK?
What makes Private 5G so interesting compared to WiFi? First and foremost, a lot less access points are needed because you can radiate a higher, legal, power. The other advantages are listed below.
When the latency, throughput, reliability or security of WiFi is not sufficient, then Private 5G comes into play. In short, wireless connectivity in business and mission critical communication.
- Data Security: Company data is secure within the own network (data remains on premise of the company)
- Independent of public operators (local coverage optimised for local and private services and applications)
- Ultra Low Latency
- High throughput
- Increased QOS capabilities
- Non-line of sight connectivity
- Process automation
- Reliable network, even in difficult circumstances
- High indoor & outdoor speeds
FOR WHICH MARKETS IS PRIVATE 5G INTERESTING?
There are many use cases in which Private 5G is extremely suitable in situations involving digital transformation, increased productivity and private networks and this for different markets.
- Mining, Oil & Gas
- Public Sector / Smart Cities
- Energy / Utilities