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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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.

In Ontario, hydro’s future gets murkier as costs of leaving the grid decline

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Technological upheaval is threatening to upend Ontario’s electricity sector faster than the government can revamp it.  As the price of rooftop solar panels plummets and large-scale batteries become affordable for the first time, a future where Ontarians produce their own power and cut the cord to the wider grid appears to be approaching.

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