Does your organization require a level of security and reliability that isn’t provided by public cellular networks or Wi-Fi?
Discover the power of private 5G and LTE networks. Sierra Wireless private network solutions offer the flexibility, security, coverage, and reliability that mission-critical applications demand, all while simplifying procurement and deployment through the deep network expertise of its partners.
Designing a private 5G or LTE network can be daunting, as you need to select the right spectrum option, user equipment, and infrastructure. We are here to help!
You can count on Sierra Wireless’ unparalleled expertise in IoT and its world-class ecosystem of partners to set you on the path to success.
|Whether you are deploying a private network in a mine, power grid, or in a manufacturing facility, failure is not an option.
AirLink® solutions are built from the ground up to meet the harsh environments, high security and extreme reliability required for mission-critical applications. Based on 30 years of wireless experience, our large portfolio of private networking solutions supports all mission-critical needs, from low-power solutions to extreme 5G performance.
Sierra Wireless has teamed up with leading private networking companies to provide you with a tailored, end-to-end private network solution that can be customized to your specific needs. Click on each element of the private network architecture to learn more about how Sierra Wireless and its partners can help you simplify your private network deployment.
Explore AirLink® private 5G and private LTE solutions for your specific application.
Purpose-built to meet the harsh environment, high-security and extreme reliability needed by mission-critical customers, AirLink® private 5G and private LTE network solutions deliver ultra-reliable connectivity, combined with intelligent management and real-time monitoring. From low-power solutions to extreme 5G performance, we can help you find the right solution for your needs.
For the most demanding use cases requiring extreme 5G performance, rugged design and extreme reliability through multi-networking.
AirLink® XR solutions support full spectrum CBRS LTE and and global private 5G standalone (SA) bands (n48, n38, n41, n77, n78, n79).
AirLink® XR90 multi-network 5G router with dual 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 and up to 5 Ethernet.
AirLink® XR80 multi-network 5G/4G router with single 5x4 Wi-Fi 6 and up to 4 Ethernet.
From ultra-low power solutions, to multi-ethernet LTE solutions our rugged AirLink® private LTE solutions provide secure cellular LTE and Wi-Fi performance in a ruggedized form-factor that can withstand extremely harsh environments.
AirLink® RX55 low-power LTE-A Router with dual 1x1 Wi-Fi 5 and single Ethernet.Supports CBRS and Global LTE Private Bands (B48, B42, B43…)
AirLink® MP70 high-performance LTE-A Pro router with single 3x3 Wi-Fi 5 and 4 x Ethernet ports.Supports CBRS LTE (B48).
AirLink® RV50X low-power LTE Router with single Ethernet for Anterix deployments (900 Mhz).
A private cellular network is a dedicated 5G or LTE/4G network that is owned and controlled by an organization or business. It uses licensed, shared, or unlicensed spectrum to deliver secure, wireless communication services that are only available to users within the organization, or within a specific geographic area.
A private cellular network operates on a similar model to traditional public cellular networks: edge devices use wireless spectrum to transmit data to nearby cellular base stations, access points and other network infrastructure. The key difference between public and private networks lies on who has a license or priority access to the wireless spectrum, and who owns and operates the network’s base stations and other infrastructure. In a private network, the organization owns (or lease/share) the wireless spectrum, and the network infrastructure.
Private LTE and 5G networks provide several advantages over Wi-Fi, making them particularly valuable for organizations deploying industrial and IoT applications. These advantages include better coverage, stronger security, higher device capacity, faster upstream data speeds, lower latency, easier management, and the ability to failover to public networks.
Choosing between a 5G or 4G private network depends on several factors, such as budget, business needs, and timelines. 5G networks provide faster data speeds, lower latency, and the ability to connect more devices simultaneously, making them ideal for applications that require high-bandwidth and long service life, low-latency, and near real-time connectivity, like real-time video transmission and industrial automation. However, a private LTE network can also deliver the speed, latency, and other performance capabilities required depending on your use case and requirements. Many of today’s router solutions are compatible with both 4G LTE and 5G networks. By using these types of solutions, your organization can deploy private LTE networks today, with the knowledge that upgrading to a 5G network in the future won’t require replacing all of your devices.
To create a private network that meets your organization’s unique needs, you must first understand your goals. Start by identifying the problem you are trying to solve and establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). By doing so, you can determine your network requirements and choose the correct equipment to achieve your desired outcomes.
As this task can be daunting, partnering with an expert in your industry can be invaluable. You should look for an ecosystem of partners with a proven track record, experience in your industry, and a comprehensive suite of services that can guide you every step of the way, based on your specific needs.
To fully optimize your private network, it’s essential to choose the routers that offer optimal performance, reliability, and security for your specific use case. Look for a vendor that has ample experience working within your vertical and can supply rugged, reliable routers that offer consolidated edge-to-cloud security. Moreover, to future-proof your investment, select routers that work on multiple private cellular network bands and can connect to both private and public cellular networks. You will also need devices that support both 5G and 4G and that are easy to set up and manage. By adopting this strategy, you can ensure that your private network is capable of coping with changing business needs effectively while maintaining performance and security standards.
To realize the full benefits of your private cellular network, it’s crucial to monitor your network to detect and resolve any performance or security issues. Additionally, regular firmware and software updates on your network devices can help maintain their overall performance and security. To optimize management and support costs, look for a solution that allows remote device monitoring and configuration from a single, centralized location