Celona, a private wireless provider, recently announced it is releasing a new suite of indoor and outdoor 5G New Radio (NR) products for both U.S. and global enterprise markets, CRN reports. Businesses will be able to integrate private 5G within current IT and wireless infrastructures, Celona CEO and co-founder Rajeev Shah told CRN.
“Private LTE and private 5G is filling a pretty big gap and fundamentally solving connectivity problems where Wi-Fi can’t reach,” he said. “And businesses really want a private 5G strategy that scales with them globally.”
The company said its portfolio expansion grants companies across the globe access to standards-based 5G LAN architecture to offer the performance, reliability and security that comes with private wireless tech, but it’s all in a single platform. The consolidation makes it easier for enterprises to create their personal 5G networks that can reach aggregate speeds of up to 750 Mbps with latency rates of 20 milliseconds or less, CRN reports.
Additionally, Celona’s 5G LAN architecture combines direct enterprise network integration, zero touch QoS enforcement and integrated security with an open ecosystem of Celona-certified 5G devices. Smart manufacturing and high-definition video surveillance are just a few examples enterprises will have at their disposal with a private 5G network.
Managed service provider (MSP) STEP CG is a Celona partner and recognizes how critical private networking is, CEO Ed Walton said. The company has developed a private networking practice and has deployed private cellular networks for its enterprise customers, CRN reports. STEP CG has combined the 5G tech with traditional wired and wireless infrastructure.
“Private cellular should be nothing more than another form of wireless,” Walton told CRN. “Traditional Wi-Fi and private cellular — the enterprise now needs both. Celona understands that and is blazing the trail with some new features too, like network slicing.”
Celona’s new 5G NR releases are making it easier for businesses to deploy private wireless networks in a cost-effective manner, according to Walton. Additionally, Celona’s global expansion allows the company to support the public and private spectrum requirements that exist throughout a variety of international 5G NR bands, from 3.3 GHz to 4.9 GHz.
Additions to Celona’s private 5G products portfolio
Celona’s 5G product expansion includes the Celona 5G Radio Access Network (RAN). All of the company’s private 5G access points support 2×2 MIMO operation and channel bandwidths up to100 megahertz across range on international 5G NR bands, CRN reports.
Additionally, the three new access points Include the indoor AP-20, which offers 4G and 5G connectivity in the in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. The solution helps business that are having difficulties due to many cellular technologies not being backwards compatible, according to Shah.
Other new offerings include the 5G only indoor AP-22, the industrial integrated 5G outdoor AP-21, the Celona Converged Edge and the Celona Orchestrator, a cloud-based AI-Ops platform to install Celona’s access points and Edge software across multiple enterprise sites remotely.
“What’s exciting with these products is we think we are now pretty much the only company that can meet an enterprise’s needs anywhere in the world with a true enterprise private network architecture,” Shah told CRN.