The Advantages of Private LTE: Flexibility, Control, and Enhanced Security

Private LTE networks have become a popular option for businesses and industries that require strong security measures, flexible Quality of Service (QoS) protocols, and a greater selection of band frequencies. These networks are designed to meet the needs of businesses when public LTE networks and Wi-Fi Mesh are not satisfactory.

Private LTE Advantages

One of the major advantages of Private LTE networks is the increased security measures. The infrastructure is owned and controlled by the operator, ensuring that sensitive data is transmitted through secure methods and stored locally on-site. In contrast, public networks remove QoS tagging on traffic inflow, making it difficult for businesses to send mission-critical traffic for niche applications.

Another one of the advantages of Private LTE networks is the flexibility in network configuration. Public LTE providers use set band frequencies for their services without providing freedom of choice. Private LTE, on the other hand, allows the choice of band, channel size, and up-link down-link ratio to satisfy specific applications.

Limitations of Legacy Networks

The need for modernization is becoming increasingly evident in industries such as:

  1. Oil and Gas
  2. Mining
  3. Utilities
  4. Government
  5. Transportation

These businesses and organizations are demanding advanced features such as personal messaging, group chat, file sharing and mission-critical PTT (Push to Talk) but hitting roadblocks on their legacy networks like Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and Wi-Fi networks.

LMR

Modern applications are severely restricted on LMR due to aging infrastructure, proposed spectrum recalls, low network scalability, and restricted data handling capabilities.

Wi-Fi Mesh

Although it is inexpensive for small scale operations, it has numerous limitations that affect its overall performance and functionality in demanding environments.

  1. Optimized for localized indoor
  2. Maximum range of 90 meters
  3. No nomadic mobility support
  4. Throughput fluctuations
  5. Latency fluctuations
  6. Potential dead zones within the area of operation

Private LTE networks have become a popular choice for businesses and industries that require enhanced security, flexibility in network configuration, and control over QoS protocols. Public networks and Wi-Fi Mesh have limitations that can hinder their effectiveness in mission-critical applications. For a deeper understanding of the benefits and potential use cases of private LTE networks, download our solutions brief. Our brief includes practical information on how Private LTE networks can be implemented, and how they can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different industries.

For more information on Aviat’s Industrial Private LTE with the lowest total cost of ownership check out our blog Aviat Industrial Private LTE.

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