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Private 5G has a new entrant as AWS jumps into the fray

Many options now exist for this service

Amazon Web Services recently announced the launching of AWS Private 5G. So, what is AWS Private 5G? It is a private wireless solution that uses 4G LTE/5G technology and offers private 5G networks to customers.

Users of the AWS console can decide where to build a mobile network and their device’s network capacity. The console will then deliver all the technical aspects needed to set up and connect a private 5G network to devices.Customers using this network do not pay any upfront fees. Instead, they pay for the network capacity and throughput if they request one. Learn more from this article about this private network and its benefits.

How Does AWS Private Network 5G Work?

AWS Private 5G allows individuals to operate and scale their private cellular network using hardware and software provided by AWS. With this service, individuals can connect various devices and machines to the private 5G network that offers high bandwidth and low latency. Also, it allows one to set up their networks quickly as it eliminates complicated processes and features an automated setup.

Again, users can quickly scale their network capacity and easily add more devices. Plus, you only pay for the scaling up and throughput used.

Three Uses of Private 5G networks

1. To Run a Smart Manufacturing Company

Private 5G allows individuals to connect various devices, machines, sensors, and legacy equipment. Therefore, a manufacturing company can know its assembly line production using reliable data from all the linked devices.

2. Facilitate Crucial Applications of a Business

This service supports various low latency uses, including virtual and augmented reality. Therefore, individuals can use it to analyze images during medical procedures, design engineering, and car fulfillment centers to control guided vehicles.

3. Provide Excellent Connectivity

Schools, colleges, enterprises, and event venues can use this network to offer reliable internet connectivity. In addition, it can support video and data communications and keep the information secure.

Private 5G Benefits and Wi-Fi

The number of devices connected to a network affects its reliability. These days, many companies strain their network system due to the increased workloads and proliferation of connected devices.

With various IoT devices being released and an increase in low latency requirements and video content, companies must advance their connectivity. Unfortunately, expanding wired networks can be costly such that many small companies can’t afford it. On the other hand, Wi-Fi networks MAY experience coverage, reliability, and capacity problems.

Thankfully, private cellular networks present an affordable and reliable solution to this. In addition, they address the pitfalls of Wi-Fi by using the 5G network. Thus, companies can expect more control, coverage, density, and excellent network performance.

Now, deploying a private network is known to be expensive and complicated. However, the Private 5G network is easy to install, simple to deploy, and fast to procure. As such, individuals can easily have their 4G/LTE or 5G networks on their facilities within days instead of months.

Also, such a network allows users to scale up or down the devices connected to it quickly and take advantage of on-demand pricing.

What Are the Benefits of a Private 5G Network?

· Reliable network consistently despite the number of connected devices.
· Citizens Broadband Radio Service users in the USA can conveniently use it without purchasing spectrum licenses.
· Gives enterprises complete control of their users, data, and devices. As such, they can design specific network configurations and security enhancements.
· Provides a more extended connectivity range compared to Wi-Fi. Thus, users can enjoy better coverage, especially in industrial environments.
· Manufacturing facilities and industrial smart IoT applications can benefit from the low latency connectivity offered.

Are there other firms offering Private 5G services?

Yes, there are many firms that offer Private 5G for Enterprise clients. There are a number of different players that offer alternatives that have features and benefits different from AWS. Private 5G as a service is not unique to AWS. Enterprise clients should research all their options for this service and evaluate their needs and usage patterns. Firms such as Geoverse, CTS, Airwavz, Connectivity Wireless and others offer variations on the same Private 5G theme.

Which Industry Sectors Can Use Private 5G?


Hospitals need a reliable network to operate efficiently. That’s what private 5G offers. It supports the Internet of Medical of Things (IoMT) devices by giving precise analytics and AI/ML diagnosis. It can be used on crucial workloads like radiology scans or producing high-quality camera images during procedures. Plus, doctors don’t have to worry about channel interference.

Oil and Gas

Remote places that don’t have public networks can benefit from a private cellular network. It’s a reliable and affordable way to ensure video surveillance, monitoring crucial systems, and coverage for industrial IoT devices. As such, it streamlines production and supports workers’ safety.


Retail stores, stock rooms, and warehouses are better using a private cellular network to complement or substitute Wi-Fi. Since it is reliable, it allows individuals to carry out point-of-sale transactions with ease and video surveillance. It also supports IoT sensor traffic, offering security checks and inventory in real-time.

Sports Arenas and Performance Venues

These places can ensure reliable coverage even with large crowds. It also provides high-definition video feeds, instant replays, and incredible augmented reality experiences.


The network has excellent penetration abilities. It remains stable even in underground deployments. Plus, it doesn’t need many base stations and compared to Wi-Fi, it’s more reliable. It facilitates push-to-talk applications. Hence allowing clear communication, video surveillance to monitor health and safety, and IoT sensor use cases. When precision location capabilities are available, it offers more safety, allowing a quick location of assets. Plus, it also enforces geofences.


A private network allows companies to serve a large geographical area and conduct operational technology traffic safely. In addition, it enables utilities to perform excellently and independently. Thus they can support critical communication over a wide location range.


These networks offer reliable coverage across university premises. K-12 schools can also benefit from this network, supporting coverage to rural and suburban neighborhoods. Therefore, students in these places can enjoy digital learning like other students even though they lack broadband access.

Transportation Hubs

The network offers a more extended range and penetration compared to Wi-Fi. Therefore, airports, bus terminals, and trains can rely on it to streamline their processes and operate efficiently. In addition, these departments can use the stable connection offered for IoT sensor data, video feeds, and push-to-talk applications.

Industrial Manufacturing

Private 5G offers a reliable network and more coverage to manufacturing facilities as wired networks and the flexibility of Wi-Fi. Departments that can benefit most from this network are:
• The video surveillance systems.
• Automated guided vehicles.
• Connected autonomous mobile robots.
• Other production systems.

In addition, the network offers increased security, room for innovation, and efficiency.

Private 5G Applications

Companies thinking of moving to a private cellular network can do so easily with Private 5G network. In addition, they can scale and customize it according to their needs. Some uses of Private 5G include:

Facilitates Pay-As-You-Go Pricing

This model is straightforward, easy to understand, and allows enterprises to be transparent with their charges. Also, they can predict their monthly expenditure. Plus, individuals are not charged anything upfront for radio units, SIMs, or hardware installation. Again, you’ll not pay any fees for installation or additional software licensing.

Fully Integrated Hardware and Software

The Private 5G ensures that you have all equipment needed to deploy and operate the private 5G. You won’t have to change your pre-integrated hardware. Instead, users get small cell radio units, and the 5G core runs on or off premises depending on the offering and the customer’s needs

Stress-free Procurement

AWS Private 5G allows easy deployment and management of a private cellular network. You only need to go to your AWS console and do a few clicks for this to happen. Or, you can also make several API calls that won’t take much of your time.

Private 5G uses primarily CBRS in the US. Thus, individuals don’t need to buy spectrum licenses. Instead, vendors ensures compliance with the FCC and integration with regulation compliance.

Network Monitoring

Vendors offer monitoring services so you can check the health status of the network, connected devices, uplink/downlink usage by a particular user, network categories, etc.

Easy Scaling

Private 5G users can install a private network of any size using APIs. Also, they can expand their coverage and connect more devices conveniently.

Final Thoughts

Private 5G networks may become a game-changer. It supports network deployment and operations easily. Plus, individuals can scale it as they desire. But it’s most likely going to start as a 4G network then advance to 5G.

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