A private wireless network provides wireless broadband connectivity, similar to a public wireless network. But as the name suggests, a private wireless network is owned and controlled by the organization that built it or purchased it.
Similar to a public wireless network, a private wireless network offers wireless internet connectivity. A private wireless network, however, is owned and managed by the company that either constructed it or bought it. All the same components are required for a private wireless network as they are for a public one. It needs spectrum. It can either use spectrum that is leased from a carrier or from another spectrum owner. It can use unlicensed spectrum such as the general authorized access (GAA) tier of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. Or it can run on spectrum that is owned by the entity that is building the private wireless network. In the United States, numerous organizations purchased CBRS priority access licenses (PALs) in an FCC auction in 2020. And many of these entities plan to use their CBRS spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band to create private wireless networks.
The fact that network traffic does not need to be sent back and forth to a remote core network is one advantage of a private wireless network. All the traffic can stay on-premises, which improves speed, latency, security, and privacy.
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