Verizon Business has announced the launch of On Site 5G, which is the network’s first commercially available, private 5G network solution in the US. Custom-designed and managed by Verizon, On Site 5G networks will allow large enterprise and public sector customers to bring Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband capabilities to indoor or outdoor facilities where high 5G speed, high-capacity, low-latency connectivity is crucial, regardless of whether the premises is within a public 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area.
“On Site 5G opens the commercial floodgates for the promises of 5G Ultra Wideband, allowing large enterprises and public sector organizations to custom tailor a 5G experience for any premises that demands it,” said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer of Verizon Business. “It’s the bespoke business service for what we do better than anyone else: build 5G networks that enable even the most advanced wireless, MEC, and IoT capabilities for customers on the cutting edge,” Sowmyanarayan continued.
LTE customer upgrade
As a non-standalone private network that combines 5G Ultra Wideband small cells with the LTE packet core and radios of On Site LTE, On Site 5G allows On Site LTE customers to upgrade easily.
On Site 5G leverages the best of 5G Ultra Wideband and 4G LTE capabilities as different operational environments require, whilst maintaining interconnection to the organisation’s LAN, SD WAN and enterprise applications. All cellular traffic stays on-premises but On Site 5G allows authorised remote user access to enterprise applications. Controlled authorised user access, device management and the inherent privacy of on-premises networking help keep the 5G networks secure.
Accelerating digital transformation
Verizon’s On Site 5G is harnessing the power of 5G technology to provide customers with a scalable, customisable platform, that will allow them to take advantage of developments in burgeoning technologies such as Massive IoT, AI/ML, AR/VR and real time analytics.
On Site 5G will give enterprise & public sector customers consistent and predictable performance, security, mobility, flexibility and all the capabilities of 5G, allowing them to improve operational efficiency and accelerate digital transformation.
Verizon has a solid history of providing custom built 5G solutions for co-innovation and exploratory work, having worked with companies including Corning Incorporated, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Mcity at the University of Michigan. Additionally, earlier this year Verizon began 5G deployment at Tyndall Air Force Base as part of a broader network deployment initiative with the US Air Force.
Verizon Business’ portfolio also includes 5G Business Internet, a fixed-wireless connectivity offering that leverages Verizon’s public 5G Ultra Wideband network, for businesses large and small. Verizon 5G Business Internet is now available in parts of 24 US cities with more rollouts planned.