From Smart Cities to Smart Spaces, Enterprise 5G Brings Unprecedented Quality Inside and Outside


JULY 2022

Pente Networks Marketing

With the power of private 5G networking, organizations are now able to provide very fast, very secure connectivity inside buildings, and in the surrounding campus and community.

Smart spaces make life easier, more efficient, and productive, within the cities which are likewise smarter and more sustainable. With a seamless experience for mobile users, and the ability to leverage solutions that reduce energy usage with controlled lighting and HVAC on a unified platform, enabling immersive, interactive spaces that connect people, processes, services, and systems in modern ways with simplified network operations.

We’ve all witnessed the intelligent waste management systems, smart street lighting, traffic management, connected air and water quality sensors in smart communities, and the value of those is undisputed. Why walk into a building from a connected environment and lose the low-latency services when that is no longer necessary.

One of the hidden benefits of enterprise 5G is that it literally can work anywhere.

Whether a medical center, school, business campus, collection of factories, there are unique industry challenges, but common among those who are rolling out ultra-fast networks have many things in common: the need for speed, capacity, flexibility, scalability, and reasonable costs are factored into connectivity decision-making.

Smart buildings use digital infrastructure and data to make them more intelligent. They have been proven to help property owners and tenants increase efficiency, reduce costs, and streamline building operations. What is possible today that has not been possible until now? An integrated communications infrastructure that supports wired and wireless networks and applications.

A converged network can scale to include all campus buildings and the links between them and, on a sprawling university campus, keep students, faculty, staff, and visitors constantly connected and computing at the highest speeds we’ve ever seen. Enterprise networks, because they are private, can ensure quality of service and security – both which are fundamental to delivering excellent experiences and predictable outcomes.

Enterprise 5G enables reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi inside and outside buildings, with simple, secure access, which can be leveraged to deliver traffic for multiple IoT networks, voice, video and collaboration platforms, and more. With Wi-Fi6 combined with 5G, the difference in performance is stunning, supporting rich, immersive experiences including Augmented and Virtual Reality, for learning, for performing robotic surgery, for camera surveillance and physical security analytics, and more.

Given the “Inside Outside” reach of enterprise 5G networks, highly personalized experiences are possible, including those using location-based services and data analytics across a large campus or community making tailored services and extraordinarily powerful individual security solutions possible, including reliable “panic buttons” which can help prevent the all-too-often tragic attacks, including live shooters on campuses.

Ultra-fast and secure broadband connectivity over enterprise 5G networks also fosters innovation, driving the creation of new digital services for individuals and teams on campus, better collaboration platforms bringing on-campus and remote teams together over high-definition applications, and enabling the creation and testing of new products and services by the companies who operated in their new low-latency, real time communications environments.

The demand for bandwidth in today’s data-powered world and as current 4G/LTE densification projects flourish and 5G deployments are coming online rapidly, it is now possible to converge what used to be three types of networks into one: multi-service IT data networks, telephony networks, and traditional cellular networks.

As wireless technologies like 5G, Wi-Fi 6, IoT and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) rapidly evolve, alongside new edge devices, the use of mobile edge computing (MEC) will continue to accelerate, and single, powerful, secure, private wireless networks will support, on a single platform, Wi-Fi, in-building wireless (IBW), intelligent LED lighting and sensors, audio/visual systems, building automation, physical security and access control including biometric, and more.

The bottomline benefits?

Improved cost, reliability, and agility.

Pente has created a distinctly different, simplified, and scalable enterprise 5G solution that IT teams love. We make it as easy to spin up a private network as it is to spin up a VM.

No longer will IT teams and Managed Service Providers have to maintain a variety of wired and wireless topologies—each requiring its own equipment, software, maintenance agreement, skill sets, and management portals.  

The single intelligent network infrastructures we have been rolling out, alongside our world-class tech ecosystem and service provider partners manage all on-site traffic in the enterprise – inside and out –and are reducing installation costs by half, while also significantly reducing operating expenses in the long term.

Our customers deeply appreciate how we have helped them reduce many complex legacy separate networks with a converged environment with exponentially greater reliability, security, and availability.

Because the framework is flexible and adaptive, it’s simple and economical for them to change or expand the systems it supports at the speeds this generation demands.

We’d like to share our success stories with you – reach out, and we can set up a time to learn more about your organization’s challenges and how we can help you unify – simplify – and amplify – everywhere.

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