5G Blog Series: Introduction – 4G VS 5G

In a world of information overflow and marketing hype, one must pause and put things in perspective, as it can easily be confusing. Not every 5G network is the same, and some deployments offer more or fewer features. This is true for the 5G world. It seems that everything is about 5G today, and it makes you feel as if you are missing out on life if you do not have 5G. Hype aside, 5G is available in a few different deployments categories and offers some extremely valuable features depending on the deployment categories and focus. This blog is part of a series covering different deployment categories, associated features, and how these features translate into capabilities for the network operator and subscriber to that network. We will also look at the types of network operators and subscribers. As the first blog of the series, I decided to start with a 4G vs. 5G introduction.

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Why is Private 5G better than Wi-Fi in Airports, Factories, Plants, or Warehouses?

I received that question several times, so I figured I would answer it with this short blog.

Why would an airport, factory, plants or warehouse IT manager change their Wi-Fi network

and install a Private 5G SA network?

Allow me to explain why 5G SA has created such a buzz and will be so big:

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Industry is going LTE

(Including an embedded article from IOT Entreprise Insight’s James Blackman)

The question about Industry going to LTE is not about why, but when.  The question of the day for industrial C-level, Business Unit Lead, and Investors is not about when to start going LTE, but choosing to start with a public LTE offering or jump-in and built its Private LTE infrastructures from the start, where it makes sense.  Industry needs to go LTE.

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Another O-RAN Takes-off!

Now it is Vodafone’s turn up its first O-RAN site!

OpenRan (O-RAN) is a new way to design, built, deliver, and operate LTE infrastructure networks.  Today the LTE infrastructures installed that we are all using, regardless of the service provider, are made of standard base main components, and most often service providers will side with one or perhaps two radio suppliers. However, some service providers elected to build their LTE network by using Vendor-A EPC (Evolved Packet Core) {the main brain managing connections}, Vendor-B RAN (Radio Access Network) [the radio units on the tower] and their infrastructure deliver the same services. 

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5G Vs 4G Radiation Safety

This is a good article from E&T editorial staff. It was published Monday, July 13, 2020. I though I would share!

A new IET report has confirmed that 5G is very similar to existing mobile technologies in terms of radio wave exposure and pulsed signals, and will be held to the same safety standards as 4G, 3G, and the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM).

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Microsoft’s One-Two 5G Telco Punch

Very good article from Moor. The wireless carrier or MNO space is changing. And, with the Open Ran movement there is certainly indications of changes ahead! The big boys are taking hits!

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Spectrum-Sharing Technologies Like CBRS Key To More Robust Wireless Networks

A good read from Bob O’Donnell.

Bob O’DonnellContributor5G I’m a tech industry market research analyst that writes about 5G, Edge Computing, AI, Cloud Computing, IoT, Smart Devices and more.

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Adapting Mobile Devices to Private LTE/CBRS Networks

The potential for many new dedicated secure and private LTE/CBRS networks is on the rise. An important question is: how will commercially available mobile devices connect on these networks?

Three elements are needed for a private LTE network:

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Have you ever wondered why your smartphone delivers faster speed on the Downlink VS the Uplink?

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Have you asked yourself this question?  Do you know the answer?  If you were to ask this question at a family gathering, or with friends around a meal, I bet you would get some very interesting speculative answers.  Well, I have done asked the question, and the answers were quite interesting.  Here are some of the most interesting answers I received:

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