Private cellular: the future of enterprise connectivity

If private cellular networks are a strategic focus for you, our support and insights can help.

How will private cellular change the future of enterprise connectivity?

Private cellular networks are expected to play a significant role in future wireless technologies for enterprise on-premise connectivity. By tailoring to customers’ specific needs, they offer users greater control, scalability, security and a combination of other key capabilities that is difficult to achieve with other traditional solutions.

As demand for private cellular networks grows, stakeholders will need to successfully navigate the opportunities and threats, as well as the potential business models, to secure their place in the ecosystem.

Private LTE

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Private LTE: new business model opportunity for vRAN

Our research predicts that the most significant and earliest use cases for edge sites will to be support vRAN for opex reduction but also to enable next-generation network services. Private LTE networks are one key example of this, and represent a significant opportunity for operators to create new business models and revenues.

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Private 5G vs Wi-Fi vs Private LTE

With the advent of (private) 5G solutions, there is a new alternative to Wi-Fi or private LTE for businesses looking at wireless networking solutions. This article breaks down each technology and compares their various strengths and weaknesses. 

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11 companies innovating in private cellular

The interest in private LTE and 5G networks has skyrocketed. Enterprises who have historically relied upon Wi–Fi connections or public cellular spectrum can now take full control over their systems and optimise their network. With more and more industries looking at the potential value of private cellular, we highlight some of innovative companies set to disrupt the dominance of the traditional players within the ecosystem.

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Zeetta Networks Q+A: network slicing and splicing with private 5G networks

Zeetta Networks is providing innovative capabilities in the provision of integrated 5G/Wi-Fi network management solutions, in their active work in the 5G-ENCODE project in manufacturing. We spoke to their CEO and Co-Founder Vassilis Seferidis about the work that Zeetta Networks is doing on network slicing and splicing in the context of enterprise private 5G networks.

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​Why private LTE needs edge computing

Private LTE, and other private cellular networks including private 5G, are being deployed to meet the needs of enterprises and provide an alternative to the existing connectivity choices. This article explores how and why edge computing is necessary to deliver private cellular networks.

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Private LTE/5G: What’s the opportunity?

We outline findings from our research programme that involved a survey of 200+ enterprises globally from industrial sectors including manufacturing, logistics, oil, gas and mining, as well as an interview programme with enterprises, telcos and solutions providers.

Research

Navigating the private cellular maze: when, where and how?

Private cellular networks are expected to play a significant role in future wireless technology for on-premise connectivity but there is still a lack of clarity on what they are and where they are best suited. We draw on findings from our interview programme and survey with over 200 enterprises globally to answer key questions.

Published: November 2020

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Combining private 5G and edge computing: The revenue opportunity

As edge and 5G investments accelerate, operators search for the business case for these new technologies. In this report, we highlight the enterprise opportunity for operators in combining private 5G and edge, to deliver innovative and holistic solutions to enterprise customers.

Published: January 2021

Research

Private and vertical cellular networks: Threats and opportunities

Mobile operators are not the only companies that can deploy 4/5G cellular networks. The rise of IoT and 5G is driving huge new interest in running mobile infrastructure, presenting new opportunities as well as threats for telcos.

Published: August 2019

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5G’s impact on transport and logistics: $280bn of benefits in 2030

5G connectivity can make travelling by road faster and more efficient. This can drive productivity around the world and help the struggling transport and logistics industry to overcome its challenges.

Published: September 2020

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5G network slicing: How to secure the opportunity

Network slicing is an opportunity for telcos to disrupt private networking, but it is new and unknown to enterprises. A ‘hand holding approach’, internal alignment and simplified pilots will be key enablers in its adoption.

Published: December 2019

Research

5G’s impact on manufacturing: $740Bn of benefits in 2030

The unique benefits of 5G could unlock $740bn of value in manufacturing in 2030. This is based on models generated from 100+ interviews and surveys with senior manufacturing industry executives. What steps should operators, manufacturers and others take to achieve these benefits?

Published: October 2019

Webinar

Unlocking the private 5G/LTE opportunity: drivers, challenges and how to overcome them

Private cellular networking, with 5G and LTE, is said to offer enterprises an opportunity to enable a host of different use cases, whilst delivering connectivity that is catered to enterprises’ specific needs. In this webinar, we draw on findings from an interview programme and survey to over 200+ enterprises globally.

What our customers say

“STL provided customised, detailed analysis that addressed our specific needs …. not fixed generic templates we get from others”

Director, Field and Partner Development, Global technology company

“We have joined forces with STL Partners to debate and drive the industry conversation on topics from revenue opportunities coming from the shift to a cloud based infrastructure, to the business feasilbity of 5G network slicing. I am very confident I can rely on STL Partners whenever I need unique and compelling points of view on the current state of the telco industry – about technology of course, but more importantly about the business aspects.”

Director of Portfolio Marketing, Telecommunications, Global technology company

“I am more certain now than ever that we made the right choice with STL Partners. The consulting team worked with professionalism and produced high-quality output that could be repurposed in a wide variety of ways”

Product Manager, Service Provider Analytics, Global technology company

Meet the Private Networks team

Yesmean Luk

Yesmean Luk

Senior Consultant

Miran Gilmore

Miran Gilmore

Consultant

Tilly Gilbert

Tilly Gilbert

Senior Consultant

Philip Laidler

Philip Laidler

Consulting Director

Dalia Adib

Dalia Adib

Principal Consultant