Wi-Fi is so last year.
CBRS is your grandfather’s broadband and we are all in.
Say what? Yes, it’s true. A scarcely used 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 maintain on your own with greater security and reliability? Sign me up.
Wi-Fi is struggling under the massive weight of network congestion. The information superhighway is becoming as clogged as the San Diego Freeway but the less crowded CBRS spectrum gives users access to the HOV lane. A private LTE network using CBRS could potentially quadruple your coverage in-building and free up the log jam of data flow. Not only that, you can set it up now at a lower cost than 5G, which won’t be widely available for some time.
A private LTE network is safer. Due to their restricted access and network encryption, OnGo systems (CBRS) increase your network’s ability to defend against hackers and cyber security threats. 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.
While building out a Wi-Fi network is relatively simple and inexpensive, you get what you pay for – vulnerability, congested data flow and high maintenance costs. But not all venues can afford the high cost of a more complex DAS. A CBRS On-Go system can be the answer – indoor connectivity at a lower cost, greater network capacity with improved security and reliability.
That doesn’t void the benefits of a DAS, however. More than likely, CBRS 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, reliability and security. Intenna Systems is uniquely suited to designing and implementing CBRS Private LTE solutions as a part of the CommScope ERA platform. We are 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.
So, bye-bye Wi-Fi, see you when you get here.