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Ericsson and Cisco join group calling for private networks for US utilities

More and more industries are looking to private cellular networks to support their specific requirements, or even to their own spectrum. If 5G, and even 4G, are to deliver the biggest benefits for each individual vertical, each will need networks that are deployed and optimized in individual ways, with specific levels of power efficiency, data speed, latency and security. The days of a single, high performance network supporting every requirement are coming to an end, and no MNO could create a network that would deliver all the advantages envisaged for 5G – even with flexible platforms like network slicing. This thinking has seen the German auto and manufacturing sectors successfully lobbying for 5G spectrum to be earmarked for industrial use;…

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