The demand for reliable connectivity that provides near-zero latency and can be trusted to support mission-critical tasks is exponentially growing in today’s business environment. Sensors, virtual reality apps, telemedicine, ‘regular’ human communications and more are all growing in volume. This leads many enterprises to consider building their own 5G private networks.
This can happen either by operators offering private networks on top of their own, already licensed spectrum, or by enterprises setting up their own private networks using open, shared, governments-assigned, regulated spectrum. Open spectrum assignment and regulation have become a fact of life in many countries.
In the USA, CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) is a pioneer government initiative, led by the FCC. The program takes into account the growing wireless connectivity needs of today and the future, and frees up the 3550-3700 MHz band stems, freeing 150 MHz of additional spectrum for new mobile uses, private networks included.
The Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), the German telecoms regulator has made dedicated spectrum available for local 5G services, paving the way for industrial giants and businesses to build their own private networks.
We can see more of these initiatives in other places around the globe as well.
Another issue that hinders private 5G networks from taking off is the perceived complexity of setting up and operating a wireless network.
With ASOCS’ private networks solution, this obstacle is fully removed by letting both mobile network operators and enterprises set up their own private network on whichever hardware they decide, using a single software stack. Run cloud-native wireless networks just like any IT service.