Amar Kapadia, CEO of Aarna Networks, identifies manageability, cost, and purpose as the three key elements hindering the growth of private 5G networks. To address these issues, Aarna Networks is developing an orchestration and management solution for private 5G, aiming to make it as manageable as Wi-Fi, cost-competitive, and a network that connects edge computing applications to end devices.
2023 Private 5G Showcase
We expect ongoing traction of private wireless in enterprises despite initial teething issues. Our research and engagements with tier-1 operators, enterprises, global systems integrators (GSIs), networking vendors, and hyperscalers indicate continued interest and a commitment to the technology and architecture.
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Solving the Private 5G Equation
Sandro Tavares, Director of Telecom Systems Marketing at Dell, emphasizes the need for a holistic approach to private 5G, focusing on business proposition and benefits. He highlights the importance of a comprehensive package to deliver desired outcome for enterprises, and Dell’s efforts to create an open ecosystem for telecom solutions.
Positive ROI for Private Wireless
Steve Douglas, Head of Market Strategy at Spirent, discloses early adopters of private wireless networks are seeing a ROI within six months due to increased productivity and reduced costs. A survey by Spirent of 200+ enterprises revealed business outcomes and security are primary drivers for private 5G.
Private 5G Needs these 3 Things to Succeed
Amar Kapadia, CEO of Aarna Networks, identifies manageability, cost, and purpose as the three key elements hindering the growth of private 5G networks. To address these issues, Aarna Networks is developing an orchestration and management solution, aiming to make it as manageable as Wi-Fi and cost-competitive.
Maximize the Efficiency of Private 5G
Charlie Ashton, Senior Director of Business Development at Napatech, highlights the financial challenges operators face when scaling up private wireless networks, emphasizing the need for performance optimization and energy consumption reduction, which can be achieved by offloading 5G data plane to a SmartNIC.
Indoor versus Outdoor Private Wireless Prospects
Chris DePuy, Co-founder and Analyst at 650 Group, highlights the anticipated growth of the private cellular market, projected to reach $1-2 billion in five years, serving key verticals and segmented into outdoor and indoor uses.
Neutral Host and Smart Facilities are Drivers
Glenn Laxdal, President and CEO of Airspan Networks, discusses the company’s progress in private wireless networks, identifying two categories: in-building coverage for neutral hosts and mission-critical applications. He predicts significant deployments of 4G/5G small cells in the neutral host market .
New Applications for Private 5G
Phil Mottram, EVP and GM of HPE Aruba Networking, discusses the increasing demand for private wireless networks, particularly 5G and cellular networks, in sectors like military, ports, warehouses, factories, and mines that have struggled to modernize their technology.
Converging 5G and WiFi into Private Wireless
Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, underscores the growing significance of private wireless networks and the necessity for a unified security management approach. He stressed the importance of understanding specific use cases and collaborating with neutral host providers like Boingo.
Enterprise WLAN Market Remains Hot
Siân Morgan, Research Director for the Enterprise WLAN at Dell’Oro Group, reports a significant expansion in the enterprise-class wireless LAN market, with three consecutive quarters of over 40% YoY revenue growth due to the increased importance of wireless LAN in operations.
When Will Private Wireless Take Off?
Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and Analyst at Dell’Oro Group, discusses the evolution of private wireless, noting its shift from macros to small cells and now to enterprise wireless, and its accelerated growth due to CBRS. Despite being only 1-2% of the RAN market, private wireless saw 60% YoY revenue growth in 2Q 2023.
Private Wireless Market Overview
Greg Collins, founder of Exact Ventures, discusses the company’s quantitative market research in wireless infrastructure markets, with a focus on private 5G and LTE networks. Collins highlights the potential of private 5G to expand revenues and grow the wireless services market, including integration with unified communications.
CAPEX and OPEX Constraints are Limiting Private 5G
Milind Kulkarni, VP of Engineering at InterDigital, speaks about the financial challenges companies face when implementing 5G networks, and emphasizes InterDigital’s commitment to making 5G more accessible. He highlights the role of 3GPP in standardizing systems for global interconnectivity.
Private Wireless Drives Innovation
Neville Meijers, Chief Commercial Officer of JMA Wireless, advocates for the potential of private wireless to drive industry change and is currently in discussions with various industries about using JMA’s unique platform for this purpose. The platform, used by Caesars for in-building, is being considered for a future private wireless system.
Jeff Aaron, VP of Enterprise Marketing at Juniper, reveals that while private 5G has garnered interest, it is not a primary focus in their current roadmap, with the company instead prioritizing AI Ops automation and insights to improve user connections and experiences.
Is there a Monetization Path for Private 5G?
Leonard Lee, Executive Analyst at neXt Curve, highlights the challenges of private 5G, including its heterogeneous nature and scalability issues, and notes that the industry is still in a discovery process with limited deployments. Despite the difficulties, Lee predicts that there will be high-value use cases that present opportunities in the future.
Private 5G is about Business Outcomes
Parm Sandhu, VP of Enterprise 5G Products & Services at NTT, highlights that customers are interested in achieving business outcomes such as automation, worker safety, and productivity, rather than just purchasing a network.
Spotlight on Cal Poly, Federated Wireless, AWS, T-Mobile Private 5G Neutral Host Deployment
Cal Poly's 5G Innovation Lab - Unlocking Data Potential and Learning
Cal Poly University’s CIO, Bill Britton, unveils a new 5G Innovation Lab to investigate the potential of 5G technology for the institution and develop future networking blueprints. The lab will also provide resources for public sector partners and other entities to better understand and adopt 5G technology.
5G Innovation Network Transforms Campus Connectivity & Research
Kurt Schaubach, CTO of Federated Wireless, highlights their collaboration with Cal Poly, AWS, and T-Mobile to deploy a private 5G network on campus as part of the 5G Innovation Network. This neutral host capability transforms broadband connectivity, supports research interests, and serves universities, enterprises, and the public sector.
Using 5G to Transform Education and Increase Student Engagement
Miyu Nishii, Digital Innovation Project Manager at Cal Poly’s DX Hub by Amazon Web Services, discusses the benefits of 5G technology in the classroom, such as efficient data analysis and chatbot development for AI classes. She emphasizes that 5G will equip students with the latest advancements, preparing them for the rapidly changing job market.
Cal Poly's 5G with Converged 4G/5G Core & Neutral Host Infrastructure
Carl Temme, SVP of Products at Federated Wireless, highlights the company’s role in Cal Poly’s 5G Innovation Journey, which involved building a neutral host network that enables public cellular services from operators like T-Mobile to be hosted on the private network. This allows subscribers to connect over the same wireless network and access T-Mobile services.