What is Private LTE Network？
LTE is now a highly attractive technology for private wireless networks across a wide range of enterprise verticals.
It addresses the performance attributes of the LTE radio and system architecture and how the global LTE ecosystem makes it possible for private organizations to deploy and operate high-performance networks without dependency on licensed mobile operators. It argues that LTE is now the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.
Organizations that control their own networking environment can more easily modify the technology and optimize it for their own purposes–for example, for fast recovery from failure, extended range coverage, or specific prioritization and reliability schemes. The availability of open access spectrum, not ably the shared access 3.5GHz band in the U.S. and the 5GHz unlicensed band globally,in combination with built-for-purpose equipment,now make it possible for almost any organization to deploy and operate a private LTE network.
Who needs Private Network？
Organizations that can generate the greatest benefit from private LTE have use cases that are not readily supported on public networks. Once the use case is established, and performance requirements are known, the primary reasons to deploy a private network are:
Organizations can guarantee coverage at their facility or location by in-stalling their own network.This is most necessary where public networks do not exist or are not robust(in remote areas, e.g., mines or agricultural lands),but can often also apply to indoor and campus locations(e.g., factories, warehouses, power plants, etc.)
Without contention with other network users, enterprises can make full and exclusive use of available capacity. They can configure uplink and downlink, set usage policy and engineer the RAN according to their specific capacity demands–for example, to support HD video streaming and analysis for, say, a security application.
Private operators can determine which users connect, how resources are utilized and how traffic is prioritized. If needed, parameters in the LTE radio can be customized to optimize reliability and latency in challenging physical environments (e.g.,warehouse or oil/gas facility with lots of metal).This is unthinkable on the public network. Companies can also control their own security to ensure that sensitive information doesn't leave the premises–essential to many types of high-tech businesses.
Private LTE Uses cases
Advantages of LTE for Private Wireless Networks
Most private wireless networks today use WiFi. This is fast and easy to deploy, there is a competitive market for equipment, and a feature-rich roadmap. In many cases, WiFi 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 background gives LTE some advantages over WiFi, particularly as relates to radio performance and mobility, that can help meet more demanding usecases.
IPLOOK’s private LTE solution
l End-to-end solution for industrial application, including Mining, Port, Police
l Voice interconnection between private network and public
l Roaming from private LTE to public operator’s network
While mobility is provided by the operator's public networks and roaming partners worldwide. This model is enabled by the transition to IPLOOK’s cloud-based mobile core networks.