5G is a technology that by many in the ISP industry, is simply ignored or feared. For many Fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPS) they however have chosen to Embrace 5G with Partners like Kiosk Wireless and have engaged Connectivity.Engineer as a WISP Consultant to assist them.
Embracing the 5G platform allows Fixed Wireless and Traditional wireline Internet Service Providers the ability to reach locations they do not cover, provide backup connectivity in the case their network has an outage, as well as sell road warrior style services.
5G is more than just technology however. The bandwidth expectations from a number of different verticals such as Agriculture, Manufacturing, and the Energy sector are nothing compared to the Residential, Healthcare and Entertainment sectors.
In the game of First In to get the Customer is the First to Keep the Customer – traditional ISPs as well as Fixed Wireless ISPs need every trick in the book to close the sale first. For those that choose to leverage the Nations Largest, Fastest and Most Reliable LTE Network all while not being required to lock into a lengthy contract – the sky is literally the limit.
The Fixed Wireless ISP who has chosen to embrace their competition and leverage the Traditional LTE Networks in order to increase their coverage areas thus giving them the ability to provide services where they could not before, the imitating factors of no coverage and decreases signal propagation are mitigated and often eliminated.
To understand how perhaps it is best if we actually explain the different ways 5G networks are built.
Traditional Fixed Wireless ISP’s are used to building a tower – utlizize 802.11 type products from Cambium Networks, Mimosa, or Ubiquiti which have just a limited range for the signal to propagate. For some Fixed Wireless Providers who have embraced 5G by utilizing AirSpan Networks LTE, Baicells LTE or BlinQ networks, these limitations have lessened but they have not completely overcome the limitations of signal propagation.
5G networks can be built in different ways from multiple bands of wavelength spectrum: low-band, mid-band, and high-band.
In Urban settings, 5G High-band millimeter wave frequencies are used because they have greater bandwidth available and thus are able to carry more data. The downfall for rural settings to High-band millimeter 5G however is the requirement for cell sites to be in close proximity. Furthermore, even in Urban settings 5G High Band millimeter wave has limited penetration in buildings.
Mid-band 5G balances speed and range therefore providing broader coverage than high-band. And it’s less impacted by buildings.
Low-band, much like what a Nationwide LTE Network like T-Mobile has built, utilizes the 600MHz spectrum with the ability to travel over hundreds of square miles much farther than other band passing through more obstacles thus providing better coverage and a stronger signal both indoors and out.
If you are considering building your own LTE network utilizing AirSpan, Cambium, BlinQ, or Baicells, please consider hiring Connectivity.Engineer as your WISP Consultant.
If you would like to add the capability of having a Nationwide Footprint by utilizing Traditional LTE and 5G with what is the Nations Fastest and Largest 5G network – click here to get started. This solution will enable you to provide your own IP addresses to your end customer, sell bandwidth limited and or unlimited solutions that work across North America.