Industrial Private LTE & Wi-Fi: Coexisting

Industrial LTE & Wifi

I often am asked to describe how Private LTE and Wi-Fi would coexist in an industrial company looking at adding Private LTE to its existing Wi-Fi infrastructure.   Since most Industrial Customers ask the question, I decided to summarize thoughts expressed in most of these meetings.   Below are my thoughts.    Let me know if you agree or disagree.

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Private LTE Q&A

How do you determine if you have a real, dedicated and secure private LTE enterprise network?

  • You have a Private LTE  IF your enterprise network has;
    • a) its unique & dedicated SIM cards profile and,
    • b) you control the enterprise LTE EPC CORE, the user access and traffic profiles.
  • You do NOT have a Private LTE if you share the SIM card profile with other clients from your service provider and do not have the control of your EPC Core.  at best in this case you have a semi-private LTE network.