What Is 5G Technology?: You Need To Know

December 26, 2019 | 130 views

What is 5G technology? 5G networks are the next-generation mobile Internet connection, providing faster and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. These networks are expected to enhance IoT technology to provide the infrastructure needed to carry massive amounts of data, thereby creating a smarter, more connected world. 5G combines advanced network technology and the latest high-end equipment, and its connection speed will be much faster than the current connection speed. The average download speed of about 1GBps is expected to become the standard soon.

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5G Enterprise Private Network: 9 Ways to Scale Your Business

Article | June 7, 2022

Something revolutionary that solves problems becomes a product or service with many trade secrets you cannot afford to let loose in the market. All small, medium, and large businesses worry about how vulnerable they are to threats as far as data sharing within the organization is concerned. This is where a private network comes in. Every business wants to take a technological leap for scalability. Two of the factors that private networks address are independence from commercial carriers for the network and maintaining the privacy of trade secrets. This helps achieve long-term goals to scale your business. Powering your enterprise private network with the futuristic speeds of 5G can help your business achieve two goals at once. Take a look at why 5G has now started to matter even more. Why 5G? By 2026, the 5G market will reach $667.90 billion, with a CAGR of 122.3% from 2021 to 2026. It is estimated to go beyond $1.87 trillion by 2030. This massive technological transition will forever change how we communicate, process information, and connect with the cloud. A boost in turnkey research and development is one of the vital benefits of 5G that will help your business be one step ahead in the market. What Makes the 5G Enterprise Private Network Ideal for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses? A private enterprise network is VPN, LAN, WAN, or cloud-based. High-speed internet and low-latency data sharing or transfer are achieved using fiber optics in a 5G EPN. Expect superior service security, network slicing, enhanced service quality, and no risk of network congestion. Design your 5G EPN as per the software integrations required for your small and medium-sized business. This will allow seamless integration for present and future needs. 5G is about 100 times faster than 4G, leading to incredible speeds and unlocking many never-seen-before possibilities accelerating the speed of research for your enterprise. The network efficiency and the traffic capacity it can handle are 100x. Connecting and sharing data in almost real-time is made possible with 5G. This means, a private 5G network can reduce the infrastructure needs of relatively more demanding managed wired networks for small and medium-sized businesses supporting 5G ecosystems. But it will keep up with the most advanced wireless technologies of the future and stop supporting older ones. In addition, 5G supports lower power consumption than 4G during data transmission. This means enterprises get better battery life on devices running 5G, including 5G IoT devices. How Secure is a 5G Enterprise Private Network? The 5G enterprise private networks are integrated or hybrid EPNs (enterprise private networks) and independent EPNs. It depends on whether your business wants to lease 5G spectrum from the government or a mobile network operator (MNO) and whether you will use a hybrid or independent EPN. • Integrated 5G EPN: A small business can lease a private 5G line from an MNO. A public 5G network backs a virtual private network (VPN) for medium-to-small businesses. On the other hand, MEC and UPF from a public 5G network are used to set up a local network for large businesses. • Independent 5G EPN: This is the most secure type of 5G EPN, the independent 5G EPN. It is independently built for your enterprise, owned, operated, and managed by you. You will be handling the RAN, core, edge computing nodes, and the wireless spectrum reserved for your use. These are mostly the goals of a large business that sends and stores data that needs to be very secure. An independent 5G EPN is the best solution for large enterprises looking for the most secure private network. Also, it applies to businesses dealing with massive amounts of data. Why Use the Cloud for Storage and Retrieval of Data in 5G EPN? Access computing resources, data storage, development tools, and applications across the internet with the help of the cloud. The combined features of 5G and a private enterprise network create a healthy environment to implement cloud infrastructure. When thinking about using the cloud to store and get data in a 5G EPN, keep in mind the good things about it. Interconnected, shared resources 5G speed Improved reliability Increased data accessibility Better privacy and security Efficient connectivity Now that we have learned networking fundamentals for a better 5G EPN are resolved with the help of the cloud, let us discover how it can help your business scale. How Can Your Small, Medium, or Large Business Scale up With a 5G EPN Network Easily? You can use a 5G enterprise private network, or EPN, to get the most important benefits for a small business. Speed to promote an industrial digital transformation IoT readiness Better control over digital assets. Improved security Reliable coverage Network slicing Ultra-low latency Improved bandwidth Improved quality of service (QoS) You will have complete control over configuring and customizing your EPN, managed independently by your in-house 5G networks. Explore the future avenues of 5G private networks in detail. The Future of 5G Private Networks and Wi-Fi with Industrial Use Cases: According to a study by RAN Research, by 2028, private 5G networks will generate about $23.5 billion, with 19% usage in the manufacturing industry and 12% of the network in the healthcare industry. The deployment of the 5G network and upgraded Wi-Fi standards will likely be saturated by 2024. Most of the investments would be towards upgrading the infrastructure and maintaining the network. The goal of fierce competition among telecom network operators will be to gain rapid market share, bringing down the cost of usage. The new service providers will garner competition from telecom giants, while 5G private networks from different enterprises will still be dominant and mainstream in providing security, privacy, and data isolation. Leading Industrial Use Cases Healthcare: A revolution in healthcare benefiting from 5G technology is bound to happen with their transition to a cloud-native architecture. The need for high-speed and reliable connectivity will arise sooner or later, and 5G private networks will perfectly meet the requirement. The driving forces for healthcare to adopt 5G private networks include the shift to demographics, value-based and patient-centric care, and emergency healthcare. In addition, the use of big data analytics, the internet of medical things (IoMT), better wearable medical technology, hospital remote monitoring systems, e-Health and more will need the speed that 5G offers. Manufacturing: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) uses private 5G networks. Depending upon the software-defined implementation of the 5G network, 5G does not just allow remote monitoring of production lines; it also regulates maintenance and device lifecycle while powering industrial automation. 5G is also finding its way into implementing augmented reality for troubleshooting electronics, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, automated guided vehicles, camera-based video analytics and more. Collaborative robotics, supply chain optimization, and maintenance using a digital twin are a few other things that are worth mentioning. Supply Chain: Due to near-shoring, manufacturing and distribution will decentralize. Due to Internet of Things (IoT) devices with sensors, supply chain and shipping logistics companies will be able to reduce delivery times, have better control over warehouse and transportation environments, and offer great asset management services. Final Thoughts Finding the right 5G private network type for your enterprise is easy. It offers enhanced security while connecting to the cloud, IoT and more. This would allow the development of futuristic products and services, touching multiple industries, with healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics among the top. Keeping trade secrets and the latest research and development secure and enhancing the capabilities by integrating future technologies will improve with a 5G EPN. With a 5G private network for your enterprise being used on a large scale, the future of networking looks bright. FAQs: What is the difference between a public 5G network and a private 5G network? A single location or several locations of the same institution, business, or organization are the focus of a private 5G network. On the contrary, the public 5G network is nationwide with millions of subscribers without being dedicated to serving a single entity. Because of this, 5G EPN infrastructure solutions will probably be used on college campuses, in factories, hospitals, military bases, transportation hubs, and other places. What is a private 5G network and what are the benefits of a private 5G network? A 5G private network offers low latency, high bandwidth and multiple connections with access control, which are perfect for business applications for small, medium and large enterprises. Furthermore, 5G private networks allow you to tailor them to your business requirements, making them an excellent investment for your business. Again, while diversifying your business as per customer and market demand, it is crucial to have a networking infrastructure that can adapt to your changing needs. Therefore, a private 5G network becomes even more critical. How does EPN help in centralization and business continuity? When implementing business continuity planning and centralization of your organization, a 5G EPN can provide several benefits over a public network. It makes integrations easy, provides high-quality services, improves access control and reliability, and lets your business share resources in the best way for its current and future needs.

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Ericsson’s 5G platform adds unique core and business communication capabilities

Article | August 23, 2022

To leverage the full benefits of 5G and cloud native investments, orchestration and automation are now a critical matter of business. Ericsson’s 5G platform is now being strengthened with new solutions that enable smarter business. David Bjore, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson, says: “Through our core networks, service providers can get to market faster and can capitalize on new services, through leading consumer and enterprise communication and monetization solutions, enabling them to stay ahead in the race for 5G business, today and tomorrow.”

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Ericsson researchers top 4.3Gbps downlink on 5G millimeter wave

Article | October 7, 2022

With a technical specification comprising 8 component carriers (8CC) aggregating 800MHz of millimeter wave spectrum, Ericsson engineers achieved delivery rates of 4.3Gbps – the fastest 5G speed to date. Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air to an industry partner test device during interoperability testing. The commercial solution, including network and terminal support, will be available to 5G consumers during 2020.

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Intelligence Brief: How is 5G changing network ownership?

Article | February 12, 2020

5G necessitates a different network strategy. Unlike previous generations, 5G deployment is not only about adding more sites and increasing backhaul capacity. In fact, it is more about rethinking the whole network architecture to make it agile. The high capacity requirements of 5G will necessitate the use of small cells in cities and areas of high footfall (such as airports) to complement national macro networks. Private networks (for example to sell into enterprise customers) and the concept of a neutral host (such as for sports stadiums) are further examples of diversification.

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PCTEL Announces Multimillion Dollar 5G Scanning Receiver Orders from Leading Network Testing Solution Providers

PCTEL, Inc | July 19, 2022

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, announced multimillion dollar orders of 5G scanning receivers from two of its largest network testing solution OEM customers. The orders include Gflex® and HBflex™ scanning receivers, and will be delivered by the end of 2022. “We are grateful to our customers and thrilled with the growing demand for PCTEL test and measurement solutions from network operators and regulators around the world,These orders are clear evidence that the market recognizes the unique value of our flagship Gflex scanning receiver as a compact, future-proof solution that can keep up with the rapid growth and evolution of 5G networks.” -Arnt Arvik, PCTEL’s Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. The Gflex scanning receiver was designed specifically to meet the complex demands of multi-carrier 5G network testing across multiple sub-8 GHz and mmWave bands in a single lightweight, portable unit. It is the first purpose-built walk and drive test scanner to support every 5G band as currently defined in the 3GPP release 17, and the first capable of measuring the full bandwidth of a 100 MHz 5G channel. PCTEL scanning receivers support a wide variety of cellular and public safety network testing applications, including network planning, deployment, optimization, troubleshooting, interference hunting, and benchmarking for both in-building and outdoor networks. About PCTEL PCTEL is a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement products. Trusted by our customers for over 25 years, we solve complex wireless challenges to help organizations stay connected, transform, and grow.

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Spirent Vantage Signals a New Era of 5G Network-Aware Service Assurance

Spirent | July 13, 2022

Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), the leading provider of test and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today announced the introduction of Spirent Vantage, an innovative solution designed to simplify and automate 5G service assurance. Built upon Spirent’s industry-leading technology, Vantage breaks down the complexity of 5G assurance for communications service providers (CSPs), with a comprehensive turnkey approach that allows operations teams of any size and skill to understand their network and service performance. Providing end-to-end network visibility, actionable insights, and automated troubleshooting, Vantage is designed to be easy to deploy and scale, and with a pre-built library of test suites it enables on-demand and continuous testing straight out of the box from day one. “5G networks are much more complex than previous mobile technologies with the introduction of disaggregation, edge computing, cloud-native architecture, and multi-vendor environments. It’s taking predictable network and data constructs and evolving them into dynamic and flexible systems. “Vantage tackles this complexity so operations teams can easily understand their network and service performance at a glance, proactively identify issues, and rapidly isolate the cause of problems.” Doug Roberts, general manager of Spirent’s Lifecycle Service Assurance business By facilitating visibility of the entire network with actionable data insights powered by machine learning and AI, Vantage can automate troubleshooting in three easy steps. First, it provides at-a-glance network-wide service performance views, then it can visualize potential impacts via filtering dashboards with customizable overlays. Finally, Vantage provides root cause analysis (RCA) that can pinpoint the source of performance issues and impact in the workflow. “5G offers great potential for the telecom industry, but it comes with a steep increase in operational complexity. Mobile operators are already stretched by identifying, isolating, and remediating issues in their 4G networks. As they migrate to 5G they need to streamline and simplify their network and service assurance processes,” said James Crawshaw, Practice Leader for service provider transformation at Omdia. “Spirent Vantage seeks to address this problem by democratizing network visibility and troubleshooting with pre-built tools that leverage machine learning and work out of the box.” Vantage provides greater ease-of-use and full-featured functionality with intuitive dashboards and automated, streamlined workflows, guiding users from high-level, end-to-end visualizations to deep data insights for RCA in a matter of a few clicks. Additional capabilities include: Deploy and Scale - Consistent deployment paradigm for cloud-native agents supporting private, public, and hybrid cloud environments​ Expansive Coverage - A portfolio of active test agents can be deployed in virtualized/containerized mobile core and OTA RAN, supporting 5G SA, 5G NSA, and 4G Layered Visibility – Select custom visibility filters with overlays such as technology, region/market, interfaces, and more “Vantage genuinely simplifies the complexity of 5G assurance, it’s quick to get up and running, and it will drive tangible value for service providers,” said Roberts. “CSPs can minimize the impact on the customer experience and protect SLAs with active testing. Vantage will also reduce time and cost by empowering operations teams with intuitive data and automated workflows, while faster root cause identification will avoid truck rolls and slash mean time to restore services.” About Spirent Spirent Communications plc. is the leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity, and positioning. The company provides innovative products, services and managed solutions that address the test, assurance, and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies, including 5G, SD-WAN, cloud, autonomous vehicles and beyond. From the lab to the real world, Spirent helps companies deliver on their promise to their customers of a new generation of connected devices and technologies.

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T-Mobile Partner with Cradlepoint to Deliver 5G Wireless Internet

T-Mobile | May 06, 2022

T-Mobile, the home of America's biggest and fastest 5G network, and Cradlepoint, a division of Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC), are collaborating to bring an enterprise-grade custom-designed all-in-one 5G router to T-Mobile Business Internet customers. Together, these two industry experts will create a compelling fixed wireless solution geared to enterprises that rely on fast, flexible, and secure internet with managed services for their operational processes. T-Mobile Business Internet is now available to businesses with a single or multiple retail, multi-tenant office, and remote work locations across the country. Businesses now have few alternatives for internet access, with many internet providers providing glorified consumer internet. They require solutions that can be promptly implemented for all of their sites throughout the country, as well as better security and administration capabilities for peace of mind and control. “5G offers incredible opportunities for businesses and governments to drive innovation, reinvent their operations, and transform how they serve their customers. Until now, they have been stuck with other internet provider offerings and technology that are low on satisfaction. T-Mobile is the only provider with a network large enough and fast enough to meet the needs of diverse organizations. The Un-carrier is the first and only provider that can offer enterprise-grade 5G fixed wireless from coast to coast, and together with another proven 5G technology leader in Cradlepoint, businesses can expect a powerhouse solution.” -Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group Pankaj Malhotra, Chief Product Officer at Cradlepoint said that 5G is the essential transformational technology of our time. What sets Cradlepoint apart is our ability to unlock the power of 5G for business with edge-to-core cellular intelligence and enterprise-class solutions powered by our NetCloud Service. We are uniquely able to provide business customers with the 5G performance, security, and management they need. T-Mobile for Business and Cradlepoint's collaborative fixed wireless solution will be available shortly with various T-Mobile Business Internet plans and services.

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PCTEL Announces Multimillion Dollar 5G Scanning Receiver Orders from Leading Network Testing Solution Providers

PCTEL, Inc | July 19, 2022

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, announced multimillion dollar orders of 5G scanning receivers from two of its largest network testing solution OEM customers. The orders include Gflex® and HBflex™ scanning receivers, and will be delivered by the end of 2022. “We are grateful to our customers and thrilled with the growing demand for PCTEL test and measurement solutions from network operators and regulators around the world,These orders are clear evidence that the market recognizes the unique value of our flagship Gflex scanning receiver as a compact, future-proof solution that can keep up with the rapid growth and evolution of 5G networks.” -Arnt Arvik, PCTEL’s Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. The Gflex scanning receiver was designed specifically to meet the complex demands of multi-carrier 5G network testing across multiple sub-8 GHz and mmWave bands in a single lightweight, portable unit. It is the first purpose-built walk and drive test scanner to support every 5G band as currently defined in the 3GPP release 17, and the first capable of measuring the full bandwidth of a 100 MHz 5G channel. PCTEL scanning receivers support a wide variety of cellular and public safety network testing applications, including network planning, deployment, optimization, troubleshooting, interference hunting, and benchmarking for both in-building and outdoor networks. About PCTEL PCTEL is a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement products. Trusted by our customers for over 25 years, we solve complex wireless challenges to help organizations stay connected, transform, and grow.

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Spirent Vantage Signals a New Era of 5G Network-Aware Service Assurance

Spirent | July 13, 2022

Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), the leading provider of test and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today announced the introduction of Spirent Vantage, an innovative solution designed to simplify and automate 5G service assurance. Built upon Spirent’s industry-leading technology, Vantage breaks down the complexity of 5G assurance for communications service providers (CSPs), with a comprehensive turnkey approach that allows operations teams of any size and skill to understand their network and service performance. Providing end-to-end network visibility, actionable insights, and automated troubleshooting, Vantage is designed to be easy to deploy and scale, and with a pre-built library of test suites it enables on-demand and continuous testing straight out of the box from day one. “5G networks are much more complex than previous mobile technologies with the introduction of disaggregation, edge computing, cloud-native architecture, and multi-vendor environments. It’s taking predictable network and data constructs and evolving them into dynamic and flexible systems. “Vantage tackles this complexity so operations teams can easily understand their network and service performance at a glance, proactively identify issues, and rapidly isolate the cause of problems.” Doug Roberts, general manager of Spirent’s Lifecycle Service Assurance business By facilitating visibility of the entire network with actionable data insights powered by machine learning and AI, Vantage can automate troubleshooting in three easy steps. First, it provides at-a-glance network-wide service performance views, then it can visualize potential impacts via filtering dashboards with customizable overlays. Finally, Vantage provides root cause analysis (RCA) that can pinpoint the source of performance issues and impact in the workflow. “5G offers great potential for the telecom industry, but it comes with a steep increase in operational complexity. Mobile operators are already stretched by identifying, isolating, and remediating issues in their 4G networks. As they migrate to 5G they need to streamline and simplify their network and service assurance processes,” said James Crawshaw, Practice Leader for service provider transformation at Omdia. “Spirent Vantage seeks to address this problem by democratizing network visibility and troubleshooting with pre-built tools that leverage machine learning and work out of the box.” Vantage provides greater ease-of-use and full-featured functionality with intuitive dashboards and automated, streamlined workflows, guiding users from high-level, end-to-end visualizations to deep data insights for RCA in a matter of a few clicks. Additional capabilities include: Deploy and Scale - Consistent deployment paradigm for cloud-native agents supporting private, public, and hybrid cloud environments​ Expansive Coverage - A portfolio of active test agents can be deployed in virtualized/containerized mobile core and OTA RAN, supporting 5G SA, 5G NSA, and 4G Layered Visibility – Select custom visibility filters with overlays such as technology, region/market, interfaces, and more “Vantage genuinely simplifies the complexity of 5G assurance, it’s quick to get up and running, and it will drive tangible value for service providers,” said Roberts. “CSPs can minimize the impact on the customer experience and protect SLAs with active testing. Vantage will also reduce time and cost by empowering operations teams with intuitive data and automated workflows, while faster root cause identification will avoid truck rolls and slash mean time to restore services.” About Spirent Spirent Communications plc. is the leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity, and positioning. The company provides innovative products, services and managed solutions that address the test, assurance, and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies, including 5G, SD-WAN, cloud, autonomous vehicles and beyond. From the lab to the real world, Spirent helps companies deliver on their promise to their customers of a new generation of connected devices and technologies.

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T-Mobile Partner with Cradlepoint to Deliver 5G Wireless Internet

T-Mobile | May 06, 2022

T-Mobile, the home of America's biggest and fastest 5G network, and Cradlepoint, a division of Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC), are collaborating to bring an enterprise-grade custom-designed all-in-one 5G router to T-Mobile Business Internet customers. Together, these two industry experts will create a compelling fixed wireless solution geared to enterprises that rely on fast, flexible, and secure internet with managed services for their operational processes. T-Mobile Business Internet is now available to businesses with a single or multiple retail, multi-tenant office, and remote work locations across the country. Businesses now have few alternatives for internet access, with many internet providers providing glorified consumer internet. They require solutions that can be promptly implemented for all of their sites throughout the country, as well as better security and administration capabilities for peace of mind and control. “5G offers incredible opportunities for businesses and governments to drive innovation, reinvent their operations, and transform how they serve their customers. Until now, they have been stuck with other internet provider offerings and technology that are low on satisfaction. T-Mobile is the only provider with a network large enough and fast enough to meet the needs of diverse organizations. The Un-carrier is the first and only provider that can offer enterprise-grade 5G fixed wireless from coast to coast, and together with another proven 5G technology leader in Cradlepoint, businesses can expect a powerhouse solution.” -Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group Pankaj Malhotra, Chief Product Officer at Cradlepoint said that 5G is the essential transformational technology of our time. What sets Cradlepoint apart is our ability to unlock the power of 5G for business with edge-to-core cellular intelligence and enterprise-class solutions powered by our NetCloud Service. We are uniquely able to provide business customers with the 5G performance, security, and management they need. T-Mobile for Business and Cradlepoint's collaborative fixed wireless solution will be available shortly with various T-Mobile Business Internet plans and services.

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