Greater Enterprise Connectivity and Control with CBRS Private LTE Network Device Integration

Public LTE and Wi-Fi networks are almost a necessity for everyday life. These widely available networks are simple to connect to, whether you are using a personal cell phone or an IoT device, and make connecting to the Internet easy and simple.

But what happens when these public networks are not readily available due to coverage limitations or capacity issues? And how can an enterprise control the way devices in their facility or campus connect to the Internet?

CBRS Private LTE networks are becoming the alternative to public LTE and Wi-Fi networks. Enterprises are deploying CBRS Private 4G LTE networks to guarantee wireless coverage where public networks do not exist and in locations where wireless coverage is critical for organizational efficiency.

Other use cases of CBRS Private LTE networks can increase the available capacity for applications that generate large amounts of data and have specific uplink or downlink requirements. Still other organizations are interested in exercising greater control over how resources are used and prioritized. These dedicated private LTE networks, neutral host networks, and fixed wireless networks are being considered in a wide variety of industrial applications including factories, warehouses, and power plants as well as public applications like airports, stadiums, and hospitals.

Successfully Implementing CBRS Private LTE Cellular Network Technology

The key to integrating CBRS Private LTE for IoT applications is the dedicated devices and equipment that enable the on-site wireless coverage, increase device and data capacity, and provide built-in controls that public networks can’t offer. The rationale for deploying a CBRS Private LTE network may include one or all of these benefits, with the added flexibility to personalize the network and meet the unique application needs.

CBRS Private LTE networks are beginning to meet these specific use cases and provide enterprises with a cost-effective network that meets the unique requirements of mission-critical IoT devices and multiple users.

The U.S. is leading the world in spectrum liberalization, with the FCC making a swath of the mid-band available for sharing. Known as Citizens Broadband Radio Spectrum (CBRS) is an open mid-band spectrum between 3.55-3.7 GHz that has been set aside to support exploding demand for robust asset connectivity within industrial and enterprise applications. Other spectrum regulators around the world are taking note and expected to follow suit in the near future.

CBRS Private LTE MultiTech Advantages

Deploying a private 4G LTE network is easier and more reliable than ever. An important factor leading to this technology’s adoption is the formation of private LTE standards. MultiTech is among the first IoT device manufacturers to leverage the OnGo standard from the CBRS OnGo Alliance.

What is CBRS OnGo?

OnGo is a private LTE standard that gives users a higher level of control over their networks, empowering organizations to optimize the ways they use their data. Every CBRS OnGo device operates on the 3.5 GHz frequency band, ensuring high-bandwidth wireless connections. This standard aims to bring the ease-of-use you’d find in Wi-Fi connections to the private LTE network space.


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Industrial IoT With OnGo

Industrial IoT applications demand proven wireless standards that make a real impact on productivity and efficiency. OnGo fits the bill for a wide range of industrial use cases, because it was planned with these needs in mind. Whether automating a process, monitoring environmental conditions or compiling data, the devices that leverage OnGo make the process effortless for the end user. They also protect the security of the data used on the private network.

Besides these applications, there are a nearly limitless number of configurations available to those who want to make use of the OnGo Standard. Our CBRS private LTE devices are ideal for enterprises that depend on their internal wireless communications for organizational success.

“Ours are among the first hardened IoT devices that offer securely managed after-market Private LTE and CBRS connectivity to a broad range of assets to accelerate industrial enterprise digital transformation today.” -Daniel Quant, VP Strategic Development of MultiTech

The MultiConnect® eCell and MultiConnect® rCell 600 are the first of their kind that are designed to connect a wide range of new and legacy assets to dedicated, mission-critical Private LTE and Neutral Host public access CBRS OnGo networks, in collaboration with the CBRS Alliance. They are FCC-Authorized End User Devices for Band 48 and leverage the FCC open mid-band spectrum between 3.55-3.7 GHz.

If you’d like to learn more about the CBRS network and how it may affect productivity and efficiency across industries, read more from the press release.

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FCC CBRS PALS 3.5 GHz Auction

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CBRS Communication Products

MultiConnect® CBRS Wi-Fi AP
Wi-Fi Access Point for CBRS Cellular Networks

The MultiConnect® CBRS Wi-Fi AP is a Wi-Fi Access Point for use on CBRS cellular networks operated by school districts, educational facilities, smart cities, hospitality providers and their managed service partners. It provides secure, reliable, high-performance private LTE-based Wi-Fi  broadband coverage and can be remotely provisioned and managed at scale using an auto-configuration server or MultiTech's DeviceHQ® tool set.  LEARN MORE & SHOP



MultiConnect® eCell 
Private LTE CBRS OnGo Cat 12 Cellular to Ethernet Bridge

MultiConnect® eCell cellular to Ethernet bridge makes adding private LTE connectivity to existing wired assets quick and easy. Providing primary or secondary (wireless failover) network access to vending machines, kiosks, digital signs, ATM machines and countless other fixed assets that require reliable, always-on connectivity. With LTE Cat 12 CBRS OnGo shared wireless spectrum, there’s no need to sacrifice bandwidth when switching between cellular and Ethernet. LEARN MORE & SHOP


MultiConnect® microCell 
Private LTE CBRS OnGo Cat 6 USB Cellular Modem

MultiConnect® microCell is a compact and simple communications platform that makes adding Private LTE – CBRS connectivity to existing assets quick and easy. It is intended for use in settings such as vending, control systems, digital signage, smart parking, smart inventory, audio devices, notebooks and tablets where there is typically a spare USB socket to connect assets without having to rip and replace. FCC Part 15 and 96 authorized, this device is the latest addition to the MultiTech portfolio of Private LTE devices supporting CBRS OnGo and other dedicated LTE bands around the globe. The device's modem driver provides a virtual CDC Ethernet interface for ease of installation, configuration and management of cellular connectivity, and is approved for use with CBRS base stations and access points. LEARN MORE & SHOP

MultiConnect® rCell 600 Series 
Private LTE CBRS OnGo Cat 12 Industrial Cellular Router

MultiConnect® rCell 600 Series industrial cellular router is optimized for secure M2M (machine-to-machine)/Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The robust Ethernet or serial network interface platform is ready to deploy. The intuitive user interface and free cloud device management (no recurrent monthly fees) allows for quick configuration and over-the-air upgrades. The MultiConnect rCell 600 Series is an easy to configure LTE broadband wireless and Ethernet router, boasting up to 128 concurrent Wi-Fi connections, configurable serial port able to control IT assets and communicate with industrial appliances. LEARN MORE & SHOP



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