Private LTE - General Concepts

What is Private LTE?

Private LTE leverages nearby cellular towers and cell sites to create localized LTE services in mines, factories, and stadiums. This can be considered a scale-down of the public cellular network. Instead of targeting the general population, a private LTE network fosters connectivity based on organizational requirements. Cellular networks of service providers do not influence their performance.

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Who Needs a Private LTE?

  • Hospitals
    Private LTE networks provide the security required by health monitoring applications, devoid of any interference.
  • Airports
    With private LTE networks, airports can run and diagnostics incident and reporting apps. These also can run IoT devices for aircraft data and analysis with a higher level of security.
  • Mining Companies
    Mining sites require a lot of bandwidth. Private LTE networks can help these remote outposts prioritize traffic to ensure operational efficiency and crew safety
  • Warehouses
    Security and surveillance video cameras, autonomous forklifts, telemetry data, GPS and/or Bluetooth device tracking, and supply chain applications can all run on a private LTE network to ensure operations run smoothly.
  • Smart cities
    Private LTE networks will be critical as smart cities evolve. They will help power applications such as digital signage, smart lighting control, and security/surveillance with integrated recognition software and video analytics without interference from traffic on public networks.
  • Educational institutions
    Universities can use Private Networks to learn students how to setup a mobile network, about the internals of the mobile network protocols and how to design mobile networks.
  • Government instituions
    Electronic manufacturing service providers, aviation, Mission Critical Communication service testing, disaster and response networks.

Enterprises heavily depend on advanced networks to meet the demands of the modern business world.

No single business can afford to have an unstable and unreliable network installation, especially now that connectivity determines your growth potential. 

Enterprise-level connectivity is pegged on a more sophisticated solution as opposed to just assigning devices and applications bandwidth. Various elements come into play in such networks, including cost, traffic flow, and security.

Benefits of Private LTE:

  • Security
    Private LTE networks provide various layers of security, allowing end-users to safeguard sensitive data on-site. You have the opportunity to implement multi-factor authentication for increased protection when accessing the system. Control over the IP exit interfaces allows adding firewall rules or complete network separation.
  • High-performance
    Due to careful control, it is possible to achieve a scalable and high-performing network using Private LTE. You have the chance to customize the flow of traffic for better performance.
  • Flexible
    Private LTE networks are not only flexible but also provide the baseline for users to achieve flexibility. You can quickly move your devices between private and public infrastructure for continued coverage. Furthermore, you can add SIM based authentication to your EAP (Enterprise WiFi Access Points).
  • Cost-efficient
    Private LTE saves organizations money during installation as well as the overall performance of the infrastructure. All that you might need is a single cell tower with a couple of access points. Since LTE is built to use existing technologies, you do not need a budget for newer technologies.

Yate-based private LTE solution

We provide a Software-defined compact Core Network for private LTE/IMS and GSM/GPRS

LiteCore - Private LTE equipment

LiteCore is meant for private networks and has the components of MiniCore, but you can add up to 1000 users.

It can be used in war zones because paired with a SatSite you can have your own strong and lasting private LTE/IMS and GSM/GPRS network. 

It has preinstalled the following software components:

  • YateUCN
    a unified core network solution intended for new LTE networks, for upgrading GSM/GPRS networks to LTE or for extending existing LTE networks
  • YateHSS
    stores and manages the SIM database for mobile networks. It also manages multiple subscriber identities (from different technologies) in one server, providing seamless services over different networks.
  • YateSMSC
    Stores and forwards short messages between LTE devices, also offers SMPP and HTTP interfaces to SMS based applications.

You also get access to YateDRA, YateSTP  and YateMMI.

YateDRA implements a Diameter Routing Agent capable of routing requests based on configurable rules, YateSTP is a Signal Transfer Point for GSM networks which provides a redundant communication hub for all SS7 network components, and YateMMI is Mobile Management Interface that allows an easy configuration/management of all Yate-based products. You can contact us for YateMMI demo account.

LiteCore - Features

  • Supports up to 1000 users
    LiteCore allows up to 1000 subscribers.
  • Rack mountable
    Install LiteCore’s RAC in your data center
  • Made for private networks
    Created to meet the private LTE needs for enterprises.
  • Shockproof and passive cooling
    Suitable for all situations, including mines and war zones since it doesn’t need a protected, air conditioned environment.
  • Software-defined Core Network
    Readily installed on an industrial computer platform.