Telent, a UK technology company that specializes in building telecoms infrastructure for enterprise and government clients, has launched its first 5G private network service, including a new test facility, out of its Warwickshire HQ.
Telent, whose clients include Transport for London, Highways England, and BT Openreach, says that the new 5G services will “revolutionise communications in a wide range of industrial and commercial settings and major construction sites”, supporting applications such as automation in manufacturing and logistics, time-sensititve networking (TSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Secure Scene Analytics for CCTV, and 5G drones management.
“The 5G Private Network project builds on our well-established history and expertise of designing, building, supporting and managing best-in-class mission critical networks,” said Gerard Donohue, CTO for Telent’s Network Services division. “Private 5G networks offer the reliability of an ethernet connection with the flexibility of a wireless connection. This ensures secure, dependable connectivity with reduced physical equipment requirements that simplifies coverage for operational services.”
Powered by Nokia DAC
Telent’s new service will be powered by the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) application platform, which, Telent says, will offer businesses “unprecedented levels of secure connectivity, consistent wireless coverage over large areas with high capacity and speed plus low latency”.
“The construction of our test environment will allow both Telent, its partner community and clients to develop solutions and services to innovate new operating models fit for 21st Century business operations,” explained Donohue.
The test environment will demonstrate the process of setting up a private 5G network, with several projects already in deployment across a number of different sectors, including manufacturing, distribution centres, transportation hubs and construction. The Telent test bed will be installed with Long Term Evolution (LTE), 4G, 5G Stand Alone and 5G Non-Stand-Alone capabilities.
“Key technological benefits of a 5G private network include higher bandwidth and reduced latency for low delay-centric applications, an infrastructure with ultra-high-level resiliency for applications such as end-user safety, mission critical applications and high-speed mobility for more secure mobile roaming,” Donohue continued. “Telent’s 5G Private Network services offer bespoke security settings and eliminates the need for large scale cabling systems to be deployed across complex and geographically large environments.”