10 Benefits of Using a Private 5G/LTE Network

Ian Marsden

Founder & CTO


Private 5G networks can be tailored to fit your specific needs. You can choose the performance specifications that work best for you, and you can manage and analyse the data internally.  

Not sure what a Private 5G network is? Check out ‘What is Private 5G’ to find out more.

1. Increased Speed and Bandwidth

Private 5G/LTE offers significantly higher speeds and bandwidth than regular public 5G/LTE networks, making it ideal for AR and VR applications, along with video surveillance, drones and remote maintenance. Network slicing also enhances bandwidth by allowing it to be distributed according to priority. 

2. Low Latency

5G cuts round trip latency for radio transmission for small data packets from 15ms with 4G to less than 1ms. Private networks are much more predictable than public networks and are suited for real-time mission-critical applications that require ultra-low latency response times, for example, X-Ray machines, autonomous robotics and vehicles. 

3. Customised 5G Network

A private 5G/LTE network can be customised to meet the specific needs of your business or organisation, making it ideal for a wide range of applications.  

4. Increased Efficiency

Private networks are extremely efficient and can improve business performance and the safety of operations. Increased performance has also been shown to have a positive impact on energy efficiency too and sustaining battery life. 

5. Greater Security

IoT security, data management and privacy were ranked by enterprises as the highest drivers when deploying private networks according to Omdia’s 2021 survey. A private mobile network is deployed at one or more of the enterprise’s sites and provides connectivity only for authorised devices. Security threats are therefore reduced, and data is processed on-site adding another layer of security to communications. 

6. Improved Reliability

A private network based on 5G, and LTE technology offers very high network reliability which is crucial for accurate and timely data collection. It offers guaranteed coverage – both indoors and outdoors as required – and in remote or rural areas where public networks are unavailable.   

7. Ultimate Scalability

As they are privately managed, private networks can be easily scaled up or down to meet the changing needs of your IoT project. This is particularly beneficial for sites with a high density of connections, for example, smart factories or campuses.  

8. Configurability

An enterprise can tailor a private 5G network to meet its specific coverage, bandwidth, and latency requirements. It’s easier to add other functionality, such as additional security measures and integration with operational and business systems. 

9. More Flexibility

There’s more flexibility with 5G to configure the network to meet an enterprise’s needs. For example, the uplink and downlink bandwidth ratios can be varied to meet specific requirements and aren’t limited by an MNO’s design choices for public mobile network users. 

10. Support

Private 5G/LTE networks are typically supported by a dedicated team of experts, who can help you to get the most out of your network. These connectivity specialists can provide independent advice on the best solution to meet your requirements. 

Private 5G/LTE FAQs

What are the drawbacks to using a private 5G/LTE network instead of a public one?

There are a few potential drawbacks to using a private 5G/LTE network instead of a public one.  

Firstly, private networks can be more expensive to set up and maintain than public networks.  

Secondly, they can be less reliable than regular 5G/LTE networks, as they are not subject to the same level of testing and regulation.  

Finally, private 5G/LTE networks are typically designed for specific applications or industries, which may not meet the needs of your specific business. However, these drawbacks should be weighed against the many benefits that private 5G/LTE networks offer. 

How can I get started with a private 5G/LTE network?

The increased speed and bandwidth, lower latency, customisation options, and increased efficiency make private 5G/LTE an attractive option. If you’re looking for a high-speed, low-latency mobile solution, private 5G/LTE is worth considering. 

If you’re interested in getting started with a private network for your IoT project, the best place to start is by contacting a cellular connectivity expert. They can help you to design and set up a network that meets the specific needs of your business. 

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Ian Marsden

Founder & CTO


Ian has a passion for developing technology-based solutions that deliver real improvements to businesses, the environment and quality of life.

Previously he co-founded CompXs to deliver the world’s first ZigBee design. Prior to CompXs, Ian held senior software leadership roles at Philips and has since spearheaded the ground-breaking innovation of our global AnyNet Secure cellular solution.

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