A just-released spectrum that was previously reserved for the Department of Defense and smaller fixed satellite operators is now available to private enterprise for use by pretty much anyone whether it be commercially operated real estate or multi-family residential. Who wouldn’t want LTE speeds implemented on a carrier class, private network that you can build and monetize on your own with greater security and reliability? Sign me up.
What is it? CBRS is not a wireless network but rather a frequency band. Indoor connectivity with greater bandwidth, capacity and security than WiFi
How does it work? Building owners can create and manage their own private LTE network.
Wi-Fi is struggling under the massive weight of network traffic and the less crowded CBRS spectrum gives users access to the HOV lane. The additional spectrum bandwidth increases the capacity of your network and will free up the log jam of data flow.
CBRS can solve a lot of connectivity challenges in a scalable solution giving building owners a tool to attract tenants with a parallel network that won’t interfere with WiFi.
What are the benefits? Indoor connectivity with greater network capacity and improved security and reliability.
A private LTE network is safer. Due to their restricted access, OnGo solutions (CBRS) increase your network’s ability to defend against hackers. Any networks built using CBRS require a SIM card to gain access that needs to be activated through a secure enterprise management system. Since these networks run separately from public access networks, your information is secure.
That doesn’t void the benefits of a DAS, however. More than likely, Private LTE and DAS will be used together in places like hotels, hospitals, and commercial real estate to provide cellular coverage and capacity as well as increased data rates, security and scalability. Intenna Systems is uniquely suited to designing and implementing Private LTE solutions. We are among the most experienced DAS and wireless solutions provider in the industry as pioneering design engineers with more than twenty years of design and installation experience.
Why should you care? It’s the perfect spectrum to deliver great coverage while laying the foundation for a fantastic 5G experience in the future.
“If it isn’t connected, it isn’t smart.” So bye-bye Wi-Fi, see you when you get here.