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Private 5G networks are quickly growing as an option for enterprise customers, a claim validated by the thousands of 5G private wireless trials happening globally. 5G private networks support faster and more reliable connections; and while Wi-Fi alone is a great choice for many there are several environments and compelling use cases for private 5G networks.
Private networks can enable both indoor and outdoor wireless infrastructure with connections that are creating new business opportunities and workflows. With greater flexibility, efficiency, and improved productivity through things like automation and enhanced machine communications, there are unique draws to private 5G networks over Wi-Fi that make great cases for its implementation.
One big draw to a private network is the enhanced capacity and coverage. Even when utilizing unlicensed cellular radio spectrum such as CBRS, enterprise customers can create networks that cover large spaces with stronger, more consistent service. Cellular networks are also optimized to handle more devices. In enterprise environments, the capacity to handle many connected devices can be imperative to optimizing and improving workflows and operations. Additionally, when you add 5G to the private network, signals provide expanded bandwidth. This capacity is critical in large spaces where you may have one large zone or several spaced out zones. This is a common environmental challenge in areas like manufacturing, retail or logistics where a dependable, widespread connection is integral to operations.
In addition to speed and coverage, private 5G can deliver the same quality of service as Wi-Fi with the enhanced ability to handle time-sensitive network operations. With a time-sensitive network, you can ensure all the pulses over the network are in sync. For use cases like robotics in manufacturing environments, time-sensitive networks can be incredibly important. For these same environments, private 5G offers an additional layer of security; all devices need to have a SIM card registered on the network to get access. These security measures utilizing cellular technologies greatly reduce the risk of security breaches from other devices or people to the network.
Companies like Samsung are bringing to life real-world use cases that display the power of private 5G with reliable private network solutions. Listen to this episode of Networks TechTalk to learn more about private 5G and how companies like Samsung are helping organizations manage their next-gen networks.