How to build a Private 5G Network?

First of all, what is a Private 5G network? A private 5G network is a local, non-public cellular network that businesses or institutions operate to meet their unique connectivity requirements. Unlike public networks, a private 5G setup offers control, enhanced security, and specific optimisations for IoT, data centres, manufacturing, and more.

Why choose Private 5G?

Unmatched Reliability: Manufacturing floors, warehouses, and logistic hubs can’t afford downtime. With Private 5G, businesses get a highly reliable network with almost zero downtimes, ensuring operations run smoothly.

Superior Security: As an isolated network, Private 5G offers enhanced security against potential breaches, safeguarding sensitive industrial data.

Real-time Analytics: With the low latency that 5G provides, manufacturing units can process data at unparalleled speeds, making real-time decisions that enhance efficiency.

Flexibility: Easily adapt to changing business needs without the limitations of traditional networks. Whether it’s scaling up operations or integrating new IoT devices, Private 5G can handle it all.

Steps to build a Private 5G network

Step 1: Identify Business Needs and Use Cases

Assess your organisation’s goals and potential use cases that could benefit from a private 5G network. Examples include industrial IoT applications, autonomous vehicle testing, remote monitoring, or secure enterprise communication.

Step 2: Secure Spectrum Licensing

Obtain the necessary spectrum licenses for your region. Governments often offer dedicated spectrum for private networks, and it’s crucial to secure access to an appropriate frequency range.

Step 3: Plan Network Architecture

Design a network architecture based on coverage area, device density, and expected traffic. Accelleran’s open-RAN aligned turnkey solutions allow for modular and flexible deployment that fits various needs, from small enterprise campuses to large industrial facilities.

Step 4: Choose Network Components

Select components such as core network infrastructure, RAN (Radio Access Network) equipment, and devices. Ensure compatibility between these elements to achieve seamless communication and optimal performance.

Step 5: Deployment and Integration

Deploy the RAN equipment and core network to cover the designated area. Integrate it with your existing IT infrastructure, ensuring robust cybersecurity protocols are in place.

Step 6: Optimise and Manage the Network

Monitor the network to identify and rectify any issues. Utilise network management tools to optimize performance, manage devices, and adapt to changing requirements.

Step 7: Scale and Expand

Once operational, continuously evaluate the network’s performance and future needs. Add capacity, extend coverage, or introduce new services as your organisation evolves.

5G, 4G and WiFi

5G vs 4G

5G has been rolling out for quite some time. It’s a major step up from 4G, we’re not just talking about a simple speed boost.

Speed and Bandwidth: 5G operates at a higher frequency than 4G, allowing for faster data download and upload speeds. While 4G might offer speeds of 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps, 5G promises speeds from 50 Mbps to over 10 Gbps, making real-time data processing and analytics possible like never before.

Latency: 5G significantly reduces latency, bringing it down to as low as 1 millisecond. This ensures instantaneous response, vital for applications like augmented reality, virtual reality, and real-time gaming.

Capacity: 5G can support a million devices per square kilometre, a tenfold increase from what 4G offers. This makes 5G ideal for densely populated urban areas and IoT-heavy industries.

Network Efficiency: 5G networks utilise network slicing to allocate bandwidth dynamically based on demand, ensuring efficient use of network resources.

Reliability: With enhanced signal processing techniques, 5G ensures a more reliable connection, vital for critical applications like remote surgeries or autonomous driving.

Whilst 4G brought us the world of high-speed mobile internet, 5G provides ultra-reliable, low-latency communications, propelling industries and consumers into the future.

Private 5G vs WiFi

While WiFi has been the de-facto standard for indoor wireless connectivity for years, Private 5G is emerging as a compelling addition, especially for industries with specific requirements.

Range and Coverage: WiFi networks typically have a limited range, requiring multiple access points for larger areas. In contrast, Private 5G can cover vast industrial areas, both indoor and outdoor, with fewer infrastructure demands.

Reliability: WiFi can suffer from interference and connectivity drops. Private 5G networks offer a more stable and reliable connection, ensuring that critical industrial processes run uninterrupted.

Capacity: While WiFi can handle a decent number of devices, it pales in comparison to the massive device density support offered by 5G, making it ideal for IoT-heavy environments.

Latency: 5G’s ultra-low latency outperforms WiFi, ensuring real-time data processing and instant device communication, essential for applications like autonomous robotics in manufacturing.

Security: With a dedicated infrastructure and advanced encryption, Private 5G networks offer enhanced security compared to WiFi, which can be vulnerable to various attacks.

Flexibility: Unlike the one-size-fits-all approach of WiFi, Private 5G networks can be tailored for specific industrial needs, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

WiFi remains a solid choice for general indoor connectivity, Private 5G provides a tailored, robust, and future-proof solution for industries poised for growth and innovation.

Accelleran Private 5G Solution

Are you a business looking to bring true digital transformation to your industry? Accelleran provides Private 5G solutions to enterprises of all sizes. 

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