Beefy grounding on a Cellular site
Beefy grounding on a Cellular site
A cellular small Cell near the Indianapolis Metropolitan museum.
Small-cell in Indianapolis Indiana
Small cell stealth deployment painted to blend in with downtown Indianapolis.
Do you have poor cellular signal in your home or office? Maybe a mobile job site? For you tower technicians having one of these in your job trailer might make life simpler.
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In this article, I am going to talk about how WISPs can monetize their networks in the ever-growing hype of 5G. Whether you think 5G is hype, or overblown from a technical aspect, you need to embrace the 5G wave of hype and use it to your advantage.
Many WISPs should be familiar with 5G in terms of how small cells work from a technical, physical, and a philosophical viewpoint. This knowledge is important, as outlined in Small Cells and hybrid networks for WISPs: Part 1, as well as making your network attractive for Network as a Service (NaaS).
Wireless Service providers, especially ones with active community ties, have a unique advantage over the larger providers such as Verizon and AT&T when it comes to small cells. Many of the local WISPs have the contacts to be able to put up small cell infrastructure in their coverage areas. The provider does not have to own any licensed cellular spectrum to do this. Many WISPs can make a business model with unlicensed (2.4 and 5GHZ) and CBRS band. The big benefit of this is if these providers build this infrastructure in mind of selling space to the larger carriers, then it can be a huge benefit. The local ISP is now selling its infrastructure. Many ISPs would rather have one client paying $1000 a month and 10 clients paying $100 a month. With this, you can do both.
How do you do this? In an upcoming podcast, I am going to talk with Tolly Marcus from Airpacket about how WISPs can “up their game” to design and engineer their networks to be in-line with what the larger carriers’ design. This mindset will focus on the thinking processes ISPs need to start implementing into their own networks.
One of the things the local provider can start looking at is small cell poles. Companies like Wytec International are implementing the next-generation of smart poles. These poles tie cellular, CBRS, wifi, iOT, and other technologies in an unobtrusive design. The photo below is from this month’s edition of AGL Magazine.
By looking at this pole we can see the many compartments inside. Cities like this design as it covers ugly wires and just kind of blends in. So, what does this have to do with the WISP? If a WISP were to design and engineer these to take into account the designs the carriers mentioned earlier require then the network can be sold as a service to them. Many factors and things need to be met, but it is doable. Again, the WISP does not have to operate in the Cellular bands in order to put up the pole infrastructure.
WISP puts up these throughout the town or city they can leave options for a carrier or multiple carriers to add their equipment into existing infrastructure. The local ISP is selling capacity on a purpose-built network they have control over instead of the large carrier rolling over them. The addition of small cells also opens up additional opportunities for the local ISP which otherwise might go to a 5G carrier.Some of the opportunities to the local ISP can be •Cellular Small Cells
Small cell in Chicago
Due to the 2019 Indiana ISP meeting, I have not had a chance to record a flash briefing this week. Here are some things you need to know.
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