Private wireless for industry
Power your digital transformation with a private 4.9G or 5G network
Robust connectivity for Industry 4.0 and beyond
A private 4.9G or 5G wireless network can help you embrace Industry 4.0 and prepare for the future by providing robust and reliable connectivity for everything that’s essential to your operations, from people and machines to sensors and analytics.
The need for critical connectivity spans a large number of uses cases that exist in industrial sites, plants and campuses, as well as wide area networks (WANs). To support your critical use cases and succeed with Industry 4.0, you need cost-effective wireless solutions that can provide the right connectivity in the right place at the right time.
A private wireless solution can enable you to deploy your own 4.9G/LTE network to provide the best possible coverage, capacity and capabilities for your critical operations. You decide which machines, sensors and workers can access the network and ensure that each one gets the right priority and performance. Your confidential data stays safe and secure within your network. You can also extend private wireless network to meet the critical connectivity needs of field area networks (FANs), regional sites or nationwide operations.
With your own 4.9G/LTE network, you can support most of today’s industrial applications, move forward with your Industry 4.0 plan and upgrade to 5G when you’re ready.
Over wider areas, a shared public network solution may be more cost effective than deploying a dedicated private network.
Shared public wireless
Mobile operators’ shared public 4.9G/LTE networks can also help you achieve your Industry 4.0 goals for critical WAN connectivity. Many operators are expanding their enterprise offerings to support LPWAN IoT (LTE-M, NB-IoT) and provide mission-critical connectivity for applications such as drones, push-to-talk communication and video surveillance.
These operators can typically prioritize mission-critical application traffic over normal, day-to-day communications. Future 5G networks will enable mobile operators to expand these capabilities by creating virtual end-to-end service slices that run on one physical shared public wide area network. Slices will help guarantee the performance of critical applications over shared public networks.
IoT and critical connectivity services
IoT/critical connectivity CSPs can provide another path to Industry 4.0. Many of these new-generation CSPs are deploying private regional or nationwide wireless networks to provide wide area IoT connectivity for specific markets such as utilities, oil and gas or public safety. These networks often support high-coverage, low-frequency bands such as 410 MHz, 450 MHz, 700 MHz and 900 MHz. Shared public wireless and IoT service providers offers, can also complement private wireless networks, by providing increased coverage, an extra back-up layer or support for additional use cases
Industrial-grade Private Wireless networks provides the next-generation connectivity you need to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0 applications today and tomorrow.
Wi-Fi is well suited to day-to-day business IT communications and can be adapted for industrial applications. But it offers limited reliability, security, predictability, multi-user capacity and mobility, all of which you need for your mission- and business-critical operational applications.
Industrial-grade Private Wireless networks lets you use proven 4.9G or 5G technology to meet the demands of all your OT applications. It has all the capabilities you need to provide robust, secure and reliable connectivity for everything that’s critical to your operations, from people and machines to sensors and analytics.
Very high reliability
Avoid costly downtime with a robust communications network that keeps your business- and mission-critical systems up and running.
Shield your operations and data from cyber threats with a network that has built-in encryption and authentication capabilities.
Pervasive coverage for indoor and outdoor applications
Increase efficiency and support new applications by extending ubiquitous connectivity across campuses and large industrial sites.
Meet the growing demands of connected workers, machines and applications with consistently high data rates and low latency.
High multi-user capacity
Keep all your workers connected and ensure that they get full value from voice, video and data applications.
Provide connectivity that supports advanced applications on mobile assets and transparent handovers to public LTE networks.
Support Industry 4.0 applications that demand pervasive connectivity
- Remotely control equipment and machines with HD video
- Use cameras to improve site security and operational oversight
- Collect environmental data from many low-power sensors
- Compute the trajectories of vehicles, machinery and personnel to optimize workflows
- Implement remote-controlled, autonomous and collaborative cranes, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and forklift trucks
- Increase worker safety with smart wearables
- Run push-to-talk and push-to-video applications on LTE
- Connect machines wirelessly to enable the reshuffling of production lines
- Track your assets with highly accurate indoor positioning
- Pinpoint anomalies in the production line with real-time video analytics
Put private wireless to work for your business
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