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The Rise of Private 5G: A Challenger to Wi-Fi and Public 5G for Mobile Transmitters & Encoders [NAB BEIT Paper & Webinar]





This paper examines how private 5G networks challenge traditional Wi-Fi and public 5G for video streaming and wireless connectivity dominance.

Description: The paper explores the emergence of private 5G networks as a significant player in the field of wireless connectivity. In an era characterized by increasing demand for high-speed, reliable internet and wireless connectivity, this paper examines how private 5G networks are poised to challenge the dominance of both traditional Wi-Fi and public 5G networks.

The paper begins by providing an overview of the current landscape of wireless communication technologies, highlighting the strengths and limitations of Wi-Fi and public 5G networks. It then delves into the concept of private 5G networks, explaining how they differ from their public counterparts and why organizations are increasingly adopting them.

Key points covered in the paper include:

  1. Private 5G Networks Defined: The paper defines private 5G networks and their operation within dedicated, organization-specific infrastructure. It discusses their potential applications across various industries, including broadcasting, streaming, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and smart cities.

  2. Benefits and Advantages: The author outlines the advantages of private 5G networks, such as low latency, high reliability, security, and the ability to customize network settings to suit specific business needs. Case studies and real-world examples illustrate the benefits.

  3. Challenges and Considerations: The paper also addresses the challenges and considerations organizations must consider when deploying private 5G networks, including spectrum allocation, regulatory compliance, and initial setup costs.

  4. Competition with Wi-Fi and Public 5G: The paper’s core focus is to highlight how private 5G networks challenge traditional Wi-Fi and public 5G and discuss scenarios where they may outperform or complement existing technologies.

  5. Future Outlook: The paper concludes by offering insights into the future of private 5G networks and their potential impact on the telecommunications industry. It discusses the role of standardization and the evolving ecosystem of private 5G solutions.

In summary, “The Rise of Private 5G: A Challenger to Wi-Fi and Public 5G” comprehensively explores the growing significance of private 5G networks. It offers valuable insights for businesses and policymakers considering the adoption of private 5G as a viable alternative to traditional Wi-Fi and public 5G, emphasizing the transformative potential of this emerging technology in various sectors.

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Detailed Summary

Introduction to Private 5G (0:06 – 17:35):

Jim Jachetta, CTO and co-founder of VidOvation discussed the emergence of private 5G networks as a contender against Wi-Fi and public 5G. He outlined the challenges faced in large venues like stadiums, warehouses, and factories due to interference in Wi-Fi networks. Public 5G, while effective, sometimes falls short, leading to the introduction of private 5G networks. Private 5G operates on Band 48, known as Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), providing more reliable spectrum without the regulatory constraints of licensed or unlicensed spectrum. Private 5G offers interference-free connectivity, is managed by the FCC, and utilizes a shared spectrum where hardware approval is necessary. The network operates in three tiers, with the third tier catering to enterprises and broadcasters.

Integration and Deployment (6:23 – 10:17):

Integration of private 5G is relatively simple, requiring 5G-enabled devices and access points tied to SIM cards. Various devices, including tablets, cell phones, and routers, can be made compatible with private 5G using dongles. The network infrastructure includes indoor and outdoor access points, an edge server for management, and a cloud orchestrator connected to a spectrum access server (SAS). Professional certified installers are essential for deployment, ensuring compliance and access to spectrum slices.

Use Cases and Benefits (11:19 – 17:35):

Private 5G finds applications in broadcast media, sports, and industries requiring resilient wireless connections. Use cases include large outdoor spaces like refineries, construction sites, and warehouses, where reliable connectivity is crucial for robotics, automation, and safety systems. Private 5G complements Wi-Fi and public 5G, offering benefits such as reduced infrastructure costs, lower latency, and deterministic connectivity. It enables customized slices of spectrum for different services, ensuring efficient bandwidth allocation and security, with the added advantage of cost-effective data streaming compared to public cellular networks.

Private 5G Deployment and Comparison (17:35 – 32:25):

Jim explains the flexibility of private 5G deployment, which can be permanently installed or easily moved to different locations, making it suitable for road crews or temporary setups. He emphasizes that while private 5G and enterprise Wi-Fi can coexist, each has its advantages. Private 5G excels in large open spaces but may not penetrate office environments as effectively as Wi-Fi due to building structures. However, private 5G offers predictable performance, larger coverage areas, and supports critical applications. It can be as easy to set up as Wi-Fi, especially with the right partners, and both technologies can operate side by side on different bands.

Jim clarifies the distinction between 5G and Wi-Fi frequencies, highlighting that 5G operates in megahertz slices within the CBRS band, providing significant throughput potential despite the seemingly limited spectrum. He discusses the coordination of spectrum slices, ensuring fair distribution among users, as demonstrated in events like the King Charles coordination. He also mentions real-world applications of private 5G in sports leagues like the NFL and NHL, emphasizing its practical implementation beyond theoretical discussions.

Advantages and Future Outlook (32:26 – 32:50):

Jim enumerates the key advantages of private 5G, including lower latency, higher bandwidth, and support for critical applications like streaming and cloud computing. He underscores the importance of private 5G in enhancing reliability and reducing latency for mission-critical workflows. Additionally, he highlights the availability of various devices and adapters compatible with private 5G, catering to different user needs and legacy systems.

Jim predicts the coexistence of private 5G, Wi-Fi, and public 5G for the next decade or two, similar to the transition from 3G to 4G. He emphasizes the ongoing relevance of 4G and the gradual integration of private 5G into various industries and global deployments. This indicates a sustained demand for private 5G solutions and its continued evolution alongside existing wireless technologies.

Future Outlook and Conclusion (32:51 – 37:53):

Jim concludes by emphasizing the continued coexistence of private 5G, Wi-Fi, and public 5G for the foreseeable future, with each technology serving specific needs and applications. He mentions Wi-Fi’s expansion into the six gigahertz band to alleviate congestion. He predicts significant growth in the private 4G and 5G market, potentially reaching $8 billion by 2027, according to industry analysts. Jim expresses his desire for Vitovation to be part of this growth and highlights private 5G as an additional tool for broadcast media, news, and sports industries.

In his summary, Jim outlines the primary application of private 5G for large indoor and outdoor open venues, where line of sight or near line of sight is prevalent. He underscores the benefits of lower latency, lower cost due to fewer access points required, higher reliability, managed SLAs, and enhanced security. Jim highlights how private 5G can improve the experience for staff and visitors, enhance communication, and ensure business continuity in scenarios like concession sales at stadiums.

Jim concludes by inviting further engagement, providing contact information for inquiries and allowing attendees to access additional resources related to the presentation. He encourages feedback on the format of the solo show and expresses his willingness to do more of such presentations in the future.

Webinar Transcript

Hello, I’m Jim Jachetta, a CTO and co-founder of VidOvation. I recently gave a speech and presented a paper at the NAB BEIT conference. I spoke about the rise of private 5G, a challenger to Wi-Fi, and the public 5G for mobile transcoders.

So let me discuss, let’s dive in. So, just an introduction. So, overview of Wi-Fi and public 5G usage.

So, we all are very familiar with Wi-Fi and public 5G, or another name for it is mobile network operator, or MNO, you know, your Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Some of the challenges we face in large venues, indoors and outdoors, like stadiums, football fields, soccer fields, baseball stadiums, fairgrounds, large warehouses, factories, piers, docks, etc. You know, Wi-Fi is great because it’s unlicensed, but we’re susceptible to interference from other operators or other access points.

Public 5G works pretty well. We have Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. We bond all those carriers together to get good throughput, but there are those cases where the public 5G is not enough and we need something different.

So, here comes private 5G. Private 5G is we’re setting up our own cellular network that no one else can operate on. It belongs just to us.

We’re given a slice of spectrum, and that spectrum belongs to us for our uses. So, what is private 5G, or what is a private 5G network? So, basically, it operates on what is known as Band 48, or the Citizens Broadband Radio Service, CBRS for short, because we need more acronyms in our industry, three-letter, four-letter. So, Citizens Broadband Radio Service, CBRS.

So, what does it give us? Well, it gives us a more reliable spectrum. So, it’s kind of like license implies there’s a fee. So, there’s no fees to use CBRS or private 5G.

Unlicensed indicates little or no regulation. It’s a free-for-all Wild West. So, you’re in a public area, a densely populated area, access points from adjacent buildings, adjacent businesses, fans in a stadium, the Wi-Fi and the fan next to you were all interfering with each other.

So, the shared spectrum, it’s called shared spectrum, and it’s managed by the FCC. So, you’re only given a slice if your hardware meets approval and if there’s a slice available. If there is no slice available, you cannot get a slice and interfere with someone else.

So, there’s three different tiers. The first tier is the US Navy or the incumbents. Some fixed satellite services use the band.

That’s being phased out. Tier number two is your MNOs, your priority access licensees. In this case, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or another telecom entity is actually paid for a slice permanently.

So, we don’t have access to that. So, us folks in the broadcast television media or enterprise space, we would be in the third tier. And in most circumstances, most applications, there’s plenty of slices to go around.

Private 5G has not been proliferated like Wi-Fi. So, we’ll always have a band or we should have a band available to us. And it’s more secure.

It offers no interference. So, no one can step on us. No one can interfere with us.

And many, many devices now, if a device is 5G enabled, more than likely, it supports band 48 or that CBRS band. So, more devices, most 5G devices have support. So, what does the integration look like? What is the private 5G? You know, people start to think, is this expensive? Is it complicated? It’s really very, very simple.

Or at least from Vitovation’s perspective, with the partners we use, such as Solona, it’s very, very simple. So, here on the left, we have our devices. So, they have to be 5G enabled.

Some 4G devices also support band 48. So, it’s 4G, 5G. And you can buy iPads, Microsoft Surface tablets, cell phones, radios, routers, point of sale cash registers, you name it.

A device can be purchased with a 5G modem in it, or we can provide a little dongle to make it 5G enabled or private 5G enabled. Then there is a SIM that is tied to an access point. So, the SIM protects us, gives us an added level of security.

You can only connect to the private 5G network if you have the proper SIM. We also support eSIM, so you don’t have to have a physical SIM. And you can see here, there’s 4G LTE, there’s 5G, there’s indoor, there’s outdoor access points, and they look almost identical to a Wi-Fi access point.

They can coexist on the same infrastructure as your Wi-Fi. We recommend you put the private 5G access points on their own VLAN. And then there’s an edge server which connects to the access points.

It manages, it enables them. In other words, are we legal to operate in private 5G where we are? It also does firmware updates, etc. And the edge server also then connects to the cloud, the orchestrator, as we call it.

And the orchestrator is what goes out to the spectrum access server, as we call it, or SAS, another acronym. Spectrum access server to see if there is a slice of spectrum available at our GPS coordinates or at the address that we are located. So the spectrum access server keeps track of who’s using what slices of private 5G throughout the United States.

And there’s similar mechanisms in other countries. So the access point, the edge server, and the cloud orchestrator all play together to help manage the private 5G or CBRS network. Now, who’s allowed to roll this technology out? You need to be a professional certified installer, yet another acronym, PCI, professional certified installer.

So when you have your CPI credentials, then you’re allowed to upload your credentials into orchestrator. Then it knows, okay, Jim Jeketa has taken the test. It’s eight or 16 hours, depending upon your prerequisites of training you have to take.

And then you get a digital certificate, which you upload. And then you can access the software, I’m sorry, the spectrum access server or SAS server to see if a slice is available for you or one of your clients. So here’s another way of looking at it, just a different view.

You know, SIMs and the endpoint devices here on the left, access points, indoor, outdoor, 4G, 5G, edge server in the middle, and then orchestrator up in the cloud. The edge server bridges the on-prem with the cloud. So what are the use cases? So, you know, Vinnovation is promoting 4G, 5G, private, private 4G, 5G, CBRS for broadcast media, sports news, et cetera, as a companion to some of the bonded cellular or mobile transmitter encoders that we provide.

But the technology was rolled out simply for large outdoor spaces like an oil refinery, a shipping yard, a freight, a rail yard, construction sites, a quarry, et cetera. You can see some of the pictures, warehousing, robots and automation in warehouses or factories, train stations, convention centers, et cetera. And you can imagine if we have robotics in these different areas, if they lose connection with their controlling computers or their controllers, or they lose Wi-Fi connectivity, that could be pretty serious.

Hopefully the robot will just turn off, but robot could run a ride, not receive commands or commands, get garbled. So you can see the importance of having a resilient and reliable wireless connections in some of these applications. So, again, it’s private 5G, private 4G.

It’s not going to take over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is probably going to be here for decades to come. The public 4G, 5G, the MNO, Verizon AT&T and T-Mobile, that’s not going away anytime soon.

The three technologies can work side by side. And we demoed this in our booth at NAB. We had a high vision Pro 460 mobile transmitter encoder, and we were connected to Wi-Fi, public cellular and private simultaneously and bonded all of that together.

So what’s the benefits? So in a corporate environment or in its most common use case, you can cut down your Wi-Fi access points by 10 or 20 fold. So, in other words, if we had a large convention center and you had a hall that needed 10 or 20 Wi-Fi access points, you could put one private 5G access points and replace all of that. Now, granted, the machinery and telemetry and sensors and cameras you’re controlling need to be able to connect to private 5G.

But if they’re legacy, we can provide adapters, bridges from WAN or IP, traditional Ethernet to public 4G, 5G. And some of these devices come from our partners such as Peplink and others. There’s a big reduction because we need far less access points.

There’s a capex reduction of about 40% when we compare Wi-Fi to private 5G. And then as we all know, public 5G or MNO, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, when we’re streaming video, there’s a fee associated with it. The cellular data, it averages about $10 a gig.

And a five megabit per second stream needs about a little over three gigabytes of data per hour to stream. So that can add up very quickly. So if we set up a private 5G network, we can connect that to our facility’s Internet connection to stream out.

And that Internet connection has an unlimited pipe or virtually unlimited pipe. It’s far less expensive than public or MNO data from Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. So you can see the benefits there.

So again, this little wheel here kind of summarizes things. So we get interference-free spectrum. I forgot one important thing, low latency.

One of the drawbacks of MNO or public 4G, 5G is the latency. A typical connection is anywhere from 40 to 60 milliseconds in a good day. But that can spike up.

You see the latency spike up and down in our bonded cellular transmissions. With private 5G, we can get the latency down to single digits, less than 10 milliseconds, five, six milliseconds or better. So you can see the benefit there.

Then deterministic connectivity, what does that mean? Within our slice of spectrum, we can set micro-slices. So in other words, take a ballpark, for example. Maybe there’s a slice for the broadcast, you know, for video streaming of the game.

But then point of sale, security cameras, life safety, PA systems, fire, rescue, et cetera, police, security. All these different departments or all these functions can have a different slice. And a slice is kind of analogous to a quality of service.

So we can give each person a slice or even like a VLAN. They can get their own VLAN of bandwidth. This way, the broadcast media folks can’t hog the whole private 5G pipe.

Because if there’s a life safety or point of sale transaction happening, that would be bad. The fan can’t buy their beer at the concession stand because the private 5G network is being overutilized by another service. So we can manage this whole process and orchestrate it.

We get stronger security than the traditional wireless. The stream is secure. The SIM also helps with that security capability.

And the technology can be permanently installed or it can be moved around. You know, if we’re a road crew moving this private 5G capability from, you know, New York, L.A. for sports, we can light it up in different cities, put our GPS coordinates in our address, and find out if there’s a slice available to us in different locations. So it’s quite flexible in that regard.

So I kind of mentioned this. So private 5G versus enterprise Wi-Fi. As I said earlier, both can coexist.

Each has its different advantages. Now, a private 5G system would not work in an office with offices, cubicles, carpeting, etc. You know, you’re going to need more of a Wi-Fi footprint, a Wi-Fi access in each room or in each area.

Private 5G may not be able to go through all the walls in an office environment. So large out, you know, think of large open spaces is where it thrives. Enterprise Wi-Fi is very easy to set up.

It’s affordable. Private 5G gives us predictable performance, larger coverage areas, and supports critical applications. But, you know, private 5G, if you have a partner like Vitovation setting it up for you, it can be just as easy as Wi-Fi.

And the two technologies can work side by side. You could have a Wi-Fi access point right next to a private 5G access point in your facility, and the two are on different bands. They can even share the same network connection.

The private, like a Wi-Fi access point, the private 5G access point uses power over Ethernet. So the unit comes with a PoE+++, a powerful power injector that goes in the line, you know, it injects power into the LAN connection. So, and then the architecture that we provide or the orchestration tools in the edge server make for a simple integration and make for easy management.

What I said, I set up our private 5G system at NAB. It literally took me less than 15 minutes to do so. If I can do it, anybody can do it.

So how does the 5G work? So, you know, 5G, as we all know, is a fifth generation cellular. It’s a common misconception. People confuse 5G with five gigahertz.

Five gigahertz is the Wi-Fi band. Now Wi-Fi is going up into the six gigahertz range. 5G has nothing to do with five gigahertz.

Same thing with 4G. It’s the fourth generation cellular technology. So, how does Wi-Fi work compared to the private 5G? So private 5G, we get a 10 to 40 megahertz.

So there’s slices in 10 megahertz chunks. The CBRS band on our prior slide showed us 150 megahertz. Doesn’t sound like that much spectrum, but we’re given anywhere from one to four slices.

So we’ll get 10 to 40 megahertz of a slice. Now cellular uses complex, you know, COFDM, quadrature modulation, where we can get in that 10, 20, 30, or 40 megahertz slice, we can get two or 300 megabits per second upload and download through that spectrum. So we can put quite a bit of throughput into that little slice that we’re given.

And, you know, the slices are 10 megahertz each, and it’s 150 megahertz wide. There’s 15 slices to go around. So in a more congested area, you might only be given one slice.

Or one, if it’s an event, we can even do frequency coordination, where a primary vendor comes in, grabs as much of the CBR spectrum as we can, and then we give ABC, CBS, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, a slice within that spectrum. So there’s ways to manage the spectrum so everyone gets a slice. And that was done at the King Charles coordination.

A primary vendor came in with private 5G CBRS capability, and they gave each participating network a slice. And it worked really, really well. It really worked well.

So the NFL is using this technology. The NHL has rolled out some private 5G capabilities. So this is not just theoretical or hypothetical.

This has been in use for quite a while, and it’s sure to grow very soon. So comparing private 5G versus Wi-Fi. Better security with SIM authentication.

5G supports higher density. We can provide scheduled access. We can have a larger coverage area with less infrastructure than Wi-Fi.

You know, that 10 to 1, 20 to 1 when it comes to access points. Private 5G provides smoother handoff and better reliability for mobile devices. Now, that’s very important when we’re streaming.

So we’ve done applications where we’ll have a long race, and we may need several private 5G access points around a very long racetrack. And if we’re in a chase vehicle or we’re doing or there are cameras in the race car or going with the bicycles, whatever kind of race it might be, we need to hand off from tower to tower, from access point to access point, like when you’re making a phone call. You know, in the early days of cellular, when it didn’t work very well, when you’re in the car, if you went out of the range of one tower, the call would drop.

But, you know, the way relatively seamlessly today you can make a phone call continuously as your cell phone jumps from tower to tower to tower. So not all private 5G technology is the same. There are some inferior systems out there that don’t hand off very well.

And we’ve seen some of that in action. So lower latency, you know, I mentioned, you know, single digits less than 10 milliseconds. So, you know, under 20 milliseconds round trip or 10 milliseconds each way is more the norm.

Bandwidth, you know, depending upon the setup, you know, we can get up to a gig data transfer up and down. So you can see how important this is for critical applications such as streaming, broadcast streaming and media. So private 5G.

So, you know, we’re providing this solution for the enterprise, for the broadcaster, for media. It’s perfect for cloud computing, AI power automation, you know, anything where we don’t want to have a physical connection to the vehicle, to the robot, to the camera. This is ideal.

And with microslicing, we can customize the SLA, the quality of service, and we can use this as part of our network planning. And all of this enables seamless integration alongside existing wireless. As I mentioned, you know, the public 5G that’s already, the public 5G is on different band.

Public 5G does not use band 48. So it’ll be operating in bands above and below it. The public 5G is on 3.55 megahertz.

I’m sorry, 3.55 gigahertz. So the other public cellular will be operating on bands below and above that. So, and the Wi-Fi will be on the five gigahertz band.

So all of this operates seamlessly together. You know, innovation, we’re concentrating on the US. So this N48 or band 48, that’s the frequency in the US, 3.55 megahertz.

I’m sorry, 3.55 gigahertz or 3550 megahertz. And around the world, there are a few countries that don’t have a private 5G program or spectrum available. But most countries and the VidOvation solution or the Celona solution, if private 5G is available in your jurisdiction, Celona and VidOvation have a solution.

So, you know, so seamless integration globally. You know, customers, if you’re a global conglomerate, you could have private 5G at all your facilities, all your manufacturing facilities around the world. You know, we can centralize the management of those assets.

So making the deployment easier for you. You know, key advantages, as I mentioned, you know, and from VidOvation’s perspective, the lower latency, it makes it perfect for a supplement or a replacement for public cellular in our bonded cellular solution. So, you know, you’re in a crowded ballpark and the public cellular is swamped out by fans.

The bonded cellular systems attached to the broadcast cameras can jump on the public 5G and get connectivity that way. You know, connecting large spaces, you know, we’re in discussions with broadcasters for the elections coming up, for the conventions, for Inauguration Day. You know, Inauguration Day, it’s a large outdoor venue.

Sports, as I mentioned, the NFL was the first to do intercoms or coaching coms over private 5G. The NHL, Grant Nodine from the NHL spoke on a couple of panels at NAB about private 5G and some of the work that they’re doing at the NHL. So there’s other projects VidOvation is working on, but we’re under NDA that we can’t quite discuss yet.

But when the information becomes public, we will be more than happy to share it with you. So you can see here, you know, some of the workflows that we do with our bonded cellular and streaming capabilities, you know, multiple cameras, camera control, streaming, intercom. All of this is mission critical and private 5G can play a critical role in increasing the reliability and lowering the latency.

So here’s a screen just showing, you know, snapshots. So, you know, my personal Verizon cell phone, if I crack it, it could be private 5G cable. My phone is locked.

So that’s an important distinction. You know, if you want to do coms or some sort of broadcast workflow on a mobile device, Vitovation can get you a unlocked tablet, phone, et cetera, with private 5G modems in it. Or if it’s a 5G certified device, more than likely it’ll support band 48.

But phones, ruggedized handhelds, tablets, PCs, you know, you’ve probably seen in the NFL, they use Microsoft Surface devices on the sidelines. Those are available with a 5G modem option in them. The NHL loves using Apple products, iPads, et cetera.

There are 5G variants of the iPad with a 5G, private 5G capable modem built in. And then there’s adapters. You know, if you have a legacy device, USB or Ethernet adapters, there’s radios available, push-to-talk radios that are private 5G enabled.

And then there’s gateway devices. You know, something like from Peplink, one of Vitovation’s partners, we can provide you. Say your point-of-sale system does not support private 5G.

We would put a little router access point by your point-of-sale cash register in your stadium to allow it to connect to the private 5G network. And you can see here far to the right, we have one of our HiVision Pro 465Gs. This is a flagship HiVision mobile transmitter encoder.

It does four channels of HD, one channel of 4K. Four HDs or, I should use the word not and, or 4K. It doesn’t do them simultaneously.

You know, a bunch of embedded audio, et cetera. And all the products, whether it’s the smaller Air with two modems, the 360 single-channel device, the 460 four-channel device, if you buy the 5G version of it, it supports band 48. So, it’ll work great with CBRS or private 5G.

So, what’s the outlook for the future? So, for the next decade or two, there’s going to be a coexistence of private 5G and Wi-Fi and public 5G. 3G was just sunsetted about a year ago, maybe less. So, 4G is going to be around for at least another decade.

5G will be around probably for at least another two decades. So, the public 5G spectrum is not going anywhere. Wi-Fi is not going anywhere.

Wi-Fi now is being expanded into the five gigahertz. I’m sorry, expanded from five gigahertz into the six gigahertz band to give it more room. So, that will alleviate some of the Wi-Fi congestion.

But private 5G will coexist with Wi-Fi and public 5G. And the growth prediction is that the private market or the private 4G, 5G market will grow up to $8 billion by year 2027. This is just a telecom industry analyst.

They just peek into their crystal ball. But we would like to be part of that growth. So, this helps evolve your ecosystem.

It helps to improve your wireless connectivity. Of course, we have traditional microwave systems, public bonded cellular streaming systems. Now, we can bring into the mix private 5G.

This is just another tool in our toolbox when it comes to broadcast media, news, and sports. So, in conclusion, I hope this wasn’t too much for you guys. I like doing these solo shows.

We don’t have the Q&A like a normal webinar, but I wanted to get this information out to you guys. I had 20-minute slot at NAB to present 45 minutes worth of slides. So, I’m hoping you found this of value today.

So, just to summarize, this is meant for large open venues, large indoor venues, large outdoor venues where there’s a lot of line of sight or near line of sight. That’s the primary application. And the benefits are lower latency, lower cost, because we need far less access points.

We can use our existing infrastructure from our Wi-Fi. So, you don’t need to add anything to that. We’re going to get higher reliability, no interference.

We can offer managed SLA service level agreements and quality of service and higher security. This can enhance experience for staff. I’m a security guard.

My comms will actually work. It could be a safety issue if an officer is in trouble and they can’t communicate with their colleagues. Comms can be important.

Improves the visitor’s experience. Private 5G can be used as a mesh network to connect Wi-Fi access points. So, I forgot to mention that, that the two technologies can supplement each other and then improve vendors.

You got a beer concession vendor. Aramark is selling beer at Angel Stadium and the point-of-sale credit card machine goes down because Wi-Fi went down or public 5G is swamped out. Can’t sell any beer.

Fans are going to be mad and the vendors are going to be mad they didn’t make any money. So, it’s win-win all around. So, Celona and VidOvation we’re already improving connectivity and manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, smart cities and we’re starting to roll this out and broadcast in media.

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