Wi-Fi made it possible for the world to connect from anywhere a connection is available. It was a revolutionary turning point in the evolution of technology. With mobile technology used more frequently in non-hot spot locations, traditional Wi-Fi no longer does the trick. Private wireless networks are the answer.
For outdoor venues and other untraditional event locations where standard Wi-Fi or data isn’t available, LTE and 5G are stepping in. These are part of a new cutting-edge technology development transforming connectivity at outdoor sites like:
- Sports stadium
- Concert venue
- Construction site
- Chemical Plant
- Oil Refinery
At VidOvation, we support the continual evolution of technology and connectivity. Our goal is to keep clients connected and productive no matter where they go. Here, we’ll discuss the benefits of private LTE and private 5G networks as reliable high-speed wireless connectivity options.
The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Difference
Private 4G, private 5G, and private LTE networks have been developed using an advanced frequency range available through CBRS. Where Wi-Fi works within the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency, CBRS operates in a 3.55 GHz and 3.70 GHz range.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designates CBRS frequencies for use with incumbent, priority licensed, and general users. In the past, CBRS frequencies have been capitalized by incumbent users like the U.S. Navy and satellite stations.
The 2010 National Broadband Plan as outlined by the FCC, changed who could and couldn’t use CBRS. Now, the frequency is being used to implement private networks in locations traditional Wi-Fi isn’t compatible.
Connecting in Harsh Environments
One major benefit of the changes to CBRS frequencies is the availability of connectivity in harsh places. Places like mines, oil fields, and off-grid construction sites suddenly have access to technology.
These environments have a variety of shortcomings in terms of energy and connectivity allowances. They need technology that overcomes the challenges like:
- Spotty connections
- Lack of mobility
- Low security
- Quality of Service (QoS) unreliability
By managing these challenges, private LTE and private 5G can be used for essential tools like:
- Bar code scanners
- Compliance data
- Tablets and other handheld devices
- Voice communications
- Remote diagnostics
- Hazard sensors
- Robotic technology (AMR and AVV)
- Remote video monitoring
Private LTE 5G wireless connections make worksites safer, more accessible, and easier to navigate.
Connecting in Outdoor Venues
Outdoor settings like concerts and sporting events will also benefit from the unencumbered frequency offered by private 4G and private 5G networks. Large festivals without access to standard Wi-Fi services will now allow people to connect within a designated area with private LTE networks.
This provides a major impact on these venues by facilitating large volumes of data through low latency. 5G availability at outdoor concerts and other events allows providers to stay in touch. Talent can connect high-tech equipment like sound mixers, amplifiers, and complex lighting setups that require connectivity.
For sporting venues, low latent technology keeps video signals connected to the big screen. This streamlines live-feed transfer, overcoming the obstacles created by large crowds in outdoor spaces.
Network Slicing Ability
A major feature of private 4G and private 5G networks is network slicing capability. Network slicing lets operators create multiple networks through a standard 5G infrastructure. This creates multiple chains of support with totally unique roles and responsibilities from a single infrastructure.
Network slicing is useful in a wide assortment of applications, from field-based jobs where ultra-reliable low-latency communications are used to outdoor sporting events where enhanced mobile broadband is needed for video-based technology. Industrial applications using machines and robotics can also use network slicing with IoT (Internet of Things) to connect a mass number of machines to a single network.
This same technology provides emergency services to prioritize essential and non-essential data distribution during emergencies. In this way, the future of private wireless networks has endless capabilities.
Contact VidOvation to Learn More
VidOvation uses the latest technology and connectivity available. Our team of experienced tech experts works closely with the top tools and equipment in the industry. Our goal is to revolutionize live broadcasts and audiovisual-related events. From corporate retreats to commercial events, our goal is to reduce costs while maximizing workflow.
From openGear OC Mi series video multiviewers and VGAAEXT-RX VGA audio extender receiver over CAT5 UTP STP, we have the tools you need to maximize connectivity potential.