Justification for Indian companies to need their own 5G network

Private 5G captive networks are all about the deployment of high-speed, increased data capacity, and ultra-low latency applications inside a closed manufacturing unit, hospital, airport, and shipping port.

Unlike a large number of users in a public network, such networks are a single end-user (the enterprise itself) at a given location.

According to Neil Shah, Vice President of Counterpoint Research, such private 5G networks are going to be self-serving networks that are ideally suited with large enterprises, campuses like factories, ports, mines and universities.

“These enterprises will benefit from efficiently using their own spectrum to connect multiple Internet of Things (IoT) applications – from surveillance cameras, million dollar sensor-integrated machines to real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, store -Floor digital twin, by automatic crane, vehicle or forklift,” Shah told IANS.

It will provide secure, high-speed and low-latency broadband connectivity for enterprise devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs and augmented reality (AR) glasses to increase productivity and efficiency.

“The entire business case of enterprise building on private networks is driven by a self-designed, service level agreement (SLA) cost structure, as spectrum is no longer a public-shared resource, in addition to providing cellular-grade security and data sovereignty. The data is not leaving the premises ideally,” Shah explained.

The DoT in its notice inviting applications (NIA) for auction of spectrum in various bands provided clear clarity on the subject of captive non-public networks (CNPNs), or private 5G captive networks.

Section 2.4 of the NIA on CNPN stipulates that a CNPN can be set up in any one of four possible ways, wherein CNPNs for non-telecom verticals can obtain spectrum directly from DoT and establish their own separate network. can do.

According to TV Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum (BIF), a public telecom network set up by a telecom licensee must necessarily be one that adapts to the various needs of the public.

“This specific enterprise will not be in a position to meet the high and specific SLAs (Service-Level Agreement) that characterize specific industry verticals. For example, the requirements and requirements will be quite different for a Maruti-Suzuki automotive factory. Apollo Hospitals of or of the IIT Delhi campus, and so on,” he mentioned.

The regulatory authority in Germany recently stated that for many enterprises, the operation of campus networks is tied to the introduction of new, digital business processes.

“The provision of numbers represents a significant contribution to the spread of digital technology. It allows large industrial enterprises as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to operate private premises networks with their own broadband spectrum assignments and numbers. are willing to.” The German regulator noted.

With private 5G networks, enterprises will use licensed cellular spectrum instead of unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum for all.

However, according to industry experts, it is still unclear whether it is necessary for enterprises to build their own licensed spectrum-based captive cellular networks or to lease spectrum from a mobile network operator (MNO) or to slice the network from an MNO. Buying is tempting enough.

Shah told IANS, “Given the scale of equipment connected to private networks and efficient spectrum usage, it will take at least four to five years to determine whether it is prudent enough to deploy your own private network. “

India will initially look at multiple deployment scenarios in the market and depending on the size, requirements and performance of an enterprise, it will be clear which scenario is suitable and viable.

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