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Ford plans private 4G/5G testing network in CBRS band

Private networks are increasingly seen as the short-term way – before innovations like network slicing become realistic – for enterprises to get the LTE and 5G services they need, rather than being constrained by the way MNOs build out their consumer-centric networks. US car giant Ford is the latest to plan a private cellular network which it can design and manage to support its specific requirements, in a development that does not even have to involve the MNO at the basic level of providing spectrum, since Ford will use the unlicensed tier of the USA’s new 3.5 GHz CBRS band. The automaker will use the 4G/5G network to test connected vehicle services in its Dearborn, Michigan campus. It will use…

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