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.Get our Private Networks Insights pack to learn more
Given the push for digital transformation across various industries, the availability of spectrum and the interest in 5G, there has been an increased demand in private cellular networks. This article explores the business value that private cellular can deliver and key use cases it can enable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STL Partners represents the private networking opportunity across two dimensions: level of stakeholder alignment vs. degree of cellularity. With the aim of helping others evaluate the extent to which they can take advantage of private cellular networks, we identified 4 archetype situations below for deploying private 4G or 5G.
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.
The different private network requirements and vertical dynamics, along with the need for flexible private network deployment options and scenarios, will drive various opportunities and business cases for new operators and owners to emerge across these industries. Traditional and new telcos have varying strengths and limitations across spectrum holdings/access, asset ownership, and telecoms and vertical expertise.
We explore the recent developments in the private network market, regulatory activities and policies on local and shared spectrum, and the different deployment approaches and business cases for traditional telcos and the expanding range of other stakeholders.
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.
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.
Private cellular networks are expected to play a significant role in future on-premise connectivity but where they are best suited is still unclear. We explore the different opportunities and strategies for enterprises looking to take advantage of the capabilities that private cellular offers.
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.
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?
This report explores how the relationship between 5G and digital twins could be leveraged to create value for enterprises in Industry 4.0.
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.
STL Partners, together with Red Hat, surveyed over 150 global CSPs to get their insights on how CSPs are working with partners (e.g. hyperscalers) to take private LTE/5G and edge computing solutions to market.
This webinar explored what the current ecosystem look like and who are the main players. It also looks at emerging players/telcos emerging and how can they support/disrupt the market (enabled by spectrum and other factors). We also asked what are the challenges for traditional telcos?
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