In today’s connected economy, private wireless networks are increasingly playing a critical role in organizations’ mission and business-critical communications. As private wireless networks become more important, many organizations have begun using cellular technologies, like LTE and 5G, rather than other networking technologies, like Wi-Fi, for these networks.
For example, in a recent report, Deloitte observed that it expected more than “100 companies worldwide will have begun testing private 5G deployments by the end of 2020, collectively investing a few hundred million dollars in labor and equipment.”
These and other optimistic predictions regarding the growth of private LTE and 5G networks raise many questions for professionals responsible for managing their organizations’ wireless networks and the IoT and other applications that depend on these networks.
In this white paper, Sierra Wireless examines why private LTE and 5G networks have emerged as an option for many organizations, the basics of how they work, the differences between them, Wi-Fi networks, and public LTE and 5G networks, and some of the use cases they are well suited for – helping these professionals determine if a private LTE or 5G network might help their organization create more value for their customers, employees and other stakeholders…