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Speeding Ahead with Private 5G Networks

March 1, 2024

5G / Outdoor Wireless

As we sprint into the digital age, the demand for connectivity has never been greater. From IoT solutions for smart cities to AI used by utilities to autonomous vehicles and remote work, we are collectively more reliant on seamless and reliable internet connectivity to communicate effectively.

As these digital interactions and relays become more ubiquitous, the backbone of our interconnected world is being reshaped by the advent of private LTE and 5G technology. For many enterprises, the narrative of private networks has transitioned from ‘nice-to-have’ to ‘critical infrastructure.’  

But what exactly are private LTE & 5G networks, and what benefits do they offer that are compelling organizations to make the transition away from using traditional public mobile operator networks?


Let’s take a warmup lap before we get too far ahead of ourselves. So, what are PLTE and Private 5G networks?

LTE and 5G private networks are dedicated, localized systems that provide wireless connectivity over the LTE and 5G standards, respectively. Contrary to public networks that are operated by commercial mobile operators, a private network gives organizations complete control – from start to finish – over their end-to-end wireless operations. Today, there are approximately 2,200 private 4G LTE networks globally, and according to Berg Insights’ Private LTE/5G Networks for IoT Applications report, private LTE/5G networks will grow to 11,900 by 2028, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent.


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