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プライベートネットワークのLTEと5G

LTE & 5G for Private Networks

 

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Heavy Reading
ヘビーリーディング社
2018年4月US$2,495
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米国調査会社ヘビーリーディング社(Heavy Reading)の調査レポートプライベートネットワークのLTEと5G」は、専用線のLTEと今後の5Gネットワークの利用ケースに注目し、企業等の特殊用途に適合するために、従来の公衆セルラー技術よりもLTEや5Gが優れている点について分析している。採用モデルやネットワークオペレータの公衆サービスへの統合にも注目し、市場のサプライサイドや12社の主要ベンダについて述べている。

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY(PDF)

The prospects for private networks based on public cellular network standards have never been greater. Barriers to the adoption of technologies that were once the preserve of mobile network operators with licensed spectrum are falling rapidly: The cost and complexity of deploying and running a Long Term Evolution (LTE) (or even a future 5G) network is decreasing, and – crucially – the options for access to suitable spectrum are increasing in several ways.

While there have been some false dawns, there is now real excitement that private cellular networks can deliver real benefit to enterprises and other organizations, and this is spurring the vendor community to develop innovative products, solutions and deployment models, particularly in small cells and core network software.

Private LTE networks are growing in significance, and many of them will be built without public network operator help, using standards-compliant LTE base stations and EPC software from small vendors. But the larger vendors will ultimately sweep up much of this market, and there is an opportunity for operators to co-develop networks with enterprises and others – such as city authorities and specialist solution developers that may become vertically focused MVNOs – to open up new service opportunities where previously there would have been proprietary-technology, privately-owned networks. There are more of these opportunities than ever as businesses digitalize their activities and wireless connectivity becomes increasingly important to more organizations, from production lines in factories to precision agriculture on farms.

For operators, as for vendors, there should be much to gain from the upswing of interest in private LTE/5G. There are just two slight caveats: institutional-type organizations have traditionally liked to retain control over assets, which will require operators to work hard in developing their offers; and telecom-focused equipment vendors will need to ensure that they are highly nimble to evolve their portfolios to meet the evolving market needs. In particular, manageability and ease of deployment will be highly valued by the IT teams of enterprises looking at private network solutions.

LTE & 5G for Private Networks looks at the use cases for private LTE and future 5G networks, examining why LTE and 5G are better able than public cellular technologies of the past to meet the needs of enterprises and other organizations with specific requirements. Further, this report looks at the models for deployment and integration with network operators' public services, describes the market supply-side and profiles 12 leading vendors.

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LTE and future 5G are powerful and flexible communications technologies, capable of supporting many requirements. The vast economies of scale that come with a global installed base and supply ecosystem, and the competitive market for service provision, mean that only organizations with very specific additional needs will contemplate using anything other than public cellular networks for wireless communications. But private networks exist, using multiple different network technologies, including LTE. The following excerpt covers the drivers for LTE use cases.

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Nimble Small Cell Vendors Find Another Market to Exploit

Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Danny Dicks
4/26/2018
 
 
The history of small cell vendors is an exciting one, though nerve-wracking. Companies making WiFi access points and routers have had a long-lasting and stable market to sell into. In recent years, however, those that have sold micro, pico and femtocells to operators that need to densify their networks and boost capacity in hotspots have found the competition from the big network equipment providers (NEPs) becoming increasingly difficult to live with. The small cell portfolios of companies like Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson are now extremely comprehensive, and they have the strategic commercial relationships with operators.

There have been successes, of course, notable examples being SpiderCloud's supply deals with Verizon Wireless, Telcel and Vodafone a few years back, and more recently Airspan's very big contracts with Sprint and Reliance Jio. But while the ability of the small cell specialists to scale so they can compete with the big boys is an open question, one area that some have had more reliable long-term success with (though with lower volumes) is direct (and channel) sales to enterprise customers for private networks -- both indoors and outdoors, including in hazardous environments like factories, mines and quarries. These have often been based on variants of WiFi, or proprietary technologies, and vendors have had to be nimble -- developing ways to quickly adapt their radio frequency (RF) and software stacks to address specific sectoral and customer requirements.

Now those same enterprises -- and many more beside -- are looking with great interest at Long Term Evolution (LTE) for two reasons: LTE is an increasingly capable technology that can deliver some of the mission-critical communications features some private networks require; and one way or another enterprises can get their hands on LTE spectrum they can use for themselves -- something that's been pretty hard to do in the past. The citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) approach to spectrum sharing at 3.5GHz in the US is being closely watched by regulators around the world, and MulteFire (which could use globally available bands, such as 5GHz) is starting to build some momentum. CBRS is moving very fast, and in April 2018, specifications for deployment and coexistence of LTE in multiple use cases were published by the CBRS Alliance.

If small cell vendors can rapidly deliver equipment for CBRS and MulteFire networks, they may steal a march on their bigger competitors -- and it's easier than ever for them to offer an end-to-end LTE-based solution now there are many vendors of virtualized evolved packet core (EPC) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) networks to choose from. Of course, they must be able to demonstrate value when looked at from a total cost of ownership perspective. In addition, they need to develop an effective channel strategy -- they are unlikely to take the lead in delivering a complete private network. They also need to demonstrate their long-term stability: many private networks will be owned outright by the customer and viewed as a long-term asset. Having a credible 5G roadmap wouldn't hurt either.

The Heavy Reading report LTE & 5G for Private Networks looks at the use cases for private LTE and future 5G networks, examining why LTE and 5G are better able than public cellular technologies of the past to meet the needs of enterprises and other organizations with specific requirements. Further, this report looks at the models for deployment and integration with network operators' public services, describes the market supply-side and profiles 12 leading vendors.

— Danny Dicks, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading

 

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