Industrial networks today utilize various connectivity technologies, including Ethernet, wired connections, WiFi, LoRa, IoT, and increasingly, 5G. However, the deployment of new connectivity options like 5G often leads to the creation of isolated networks within factories, lacking unified security and management. As additional devices are integrated, these isolated networks become less sustainable. Faststream Technologies’ Heterodyne solution addresses this challenge by providing universal connectivity, allowing seamless integration of new technologies like private 5G alongside existing ones such as WiFi and wired networks.
This universal connectivity ensures operational continuity during network reconfiguration, preventing costly downtimes. Moreover, Heterodyne implements a robust Zero Trust Security Policy that applies consistently across Private 5G and other networks, mitigating security risks associated with deploying new networks. It integrates powerful features such as Free Roaming, allowing mobile users to to use their phones out of operator’s network coverage area without additional costs, Seamless Handoff referring to seamless transfer of connectivity from one type of connection to another. Also, it takes advantage of the advancement in spectrum management and wireless communication technologies within the Citizens Broadband Radio Service framework, as well as the N78 frequency band, which offers an optimal blend of coverage and capacity, ideal for 5G deployment
We believe Industry 4.0 offers new capabilities to improve productivity with networking solutions such as Heterodyne. It reduces networking complexity by following the rule of “over simplify not over complicate” and improves security and productivity. Its feature set serves a large diversity of use cases from outdoor Agriculture to 5G deployments for Indoor Business venues.
Comprehensive private 5G solutions are a revolutionary way forward for businesses looking to have more control over their network infrastructure. These solutions go above and beyond conventional network configurations by providing tailored designs that precisely match each organization’s particular needs. Private 5G solutions offer the flexibility to customize the network architecture to specific requirements, whether it’s prioritizing bandwidth for critical applications in healthcare, ensuring seamless connectivity in a densely populated urban environment, or optimizing coverage for a sprawling manufacturing facility.
Spectrum allocation is one of the main benefits of all-private 5G systems. Organizations can guarantee consistent performance and dependability by avoiding the congestion and interference that are frequently present on public networks by having access to dedicated spectrum bands. Businesses can optimize their network resources to meet bandwidth demands and support a wide range of applications, from augmented reality experiences and real-time analytics to IoT devices and autonomous machinery, regardless of whether they are operating on licensed, unlicensed, or shared spectrum. Private 5G solutions help businesses optimize their connectivity infrastructure and reduce interruptions and downtime by efficiently controlling spectrum usage.
Private 5G solutions additionally makes security and privacy top priority, addressing important issues for businesses in a variety of sectors. These networks offer a secure environment for sending sensitive data and carrying out mission-critical tasks thanks to end-to-end encryption, access control measures, and strong authentication protocols. Organizations can reduce the risks of cyberattacks and unauthorized access by enclosing their data inside a private network, protecting their assets and adhering to legal requirements. Organizations can fully utilize 5G technology while keeping control, security, and dependability over their connectivity infrastructure by implementing all-inclusive private 5G solutions.
5G core standalone supporting NSA/SA for both FR1/FR2. Faststream’s 5G network core gives end users dependable, secure network connectivity and gives them access to its services. Numerous crucial operations in the mobile network are managed by the core domain, including authentication and authorization, subscriber data management, mobility management, connectivity, and policy management. Our 5G Core network functions are entirely software-based and cloud-native in design, they can be deployed with greater agility and flexibility across multiple cloud infrastructures. We offer different deployment options with the 5G UPF and MEC integration at different configurations (independent/isolated or shared/network sliced).
5G base station uses an Open RAN based 5G gnB ( 5G CU/DU and RU) built on cutting-edge multi-core ARM and FPGA solutions. We support both NSA and SA mode of operation. Relying on an entirely independent protocol stack and system software for research and development, it achieves full 5G NR wireless access, enabling users to have a dependable 5G wireless coverage network rapidly. Our solution supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands, enabling high-capacity and low-latency communication for various applications.With a compact and rugged design that can withstand harsh environments, Faststream’s 5G Base Station is easy to install and operate. MEC (Multi Edge Compute) integration with 5G gNB allows us to enable connected smart cities, industrial IoT solutions etc. Faststream’s 5G Base Station is the ideal solution for your 5G network needs.
A high-performing, purpose-built solution for deployments within a small radius of upto 2.5 km. Faststream’s 5G indoor coverage signal is provided by a small, low-power, distributed base station system called a 5G open-platform small cell(NSA/SA), which also uses digital technology and fiber infrastructure. Additionally, it supports cloud-based and purpose-built RAN architectures. It is more affordable than existing options because it can reduce physical equipment space.
Our 4G/5G Distributed Small Cell is a powerful and flexible device that enables seamless and efficient wireless coverage for your network. It supports both 4G/5G sub6 and mmWave technologies, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of both worlds. It has a modular and scalable architecture, which can adapt to different network demands and capacities. .
By connecting to the SW (Extension Unit), the DP (Distributed Unit) provides an active cellular signal. Users can access cellular signal through multiple distributed AUs (Access units), which are connected to the core network via IP interfaces. By connecting in a daisy chain, these outdoor and indoor units can significantly expand the coverage of Small Cells.
Faststream’s mmWave Distributed Small Cell is a state-of-the-art device that delivers ultra-high-speed and low-latency wireless connectivity for your network. It supports the mmWave band, which offers unprecedented bandwidth and capacity for various applications. It has a sleek and elegant design, with IP68 protection and adaptive beamforming. This mmWave Distributed Small Cell is the ultimate solution for your mmWave network needs.
Faststream’s 5G Baseband Board is a core component of your wireless network that processes and controls the radio signals. It supports the 5G NR standard, which enables ultra-fast and reliable communication for various scenarios. Our 5G Baseband Board has a high-performance and low-power design, with advanced features such as massive MIMO, network slicing, and edge computing. Our 5G Baseband Board is the essential solution for your 5G network deployment.
To obtain the instant protocol processing performance needed by DU equipment, a standard server can be equipped with a small single-slot card called the 5G fronthaul accelerator card. Make it possible for DU equipment to deliver improved 5G services and performance while lowering system power and expense consumption.
Faststream leverages its expertise to offer integrated low power, medium bandwidth small Cells, as well as high power Massive MIMO Macro cells, in line with Open RAN functional split 7.2.
Integrated 5G O-RAN based Network in a Box, containing a 5G core, and a 5G base station (macro cell/small cell radio access network) put together in an easily portable box. This Network in a box can be connected to internet infrastructure to have an entire 5G network up and running in no time with minimum configuration effort. With robust security measures embedded, our Private 5G solution ensures expansive coverage based on interoperable O-RAN standards.
Our 5G access point serves as the linchpin of modern connectivity, facilitating high-speed data transmission, ultra-low latency, and seamless integration with existing networks. Designed to support diverse applications, from enhanced mobile broadband to IoT deployments, its versatility is unmatched. With a steadfast focus on reliability and security, it ensures uninterrupted connectivity while safeguarding sensitive data.
Private 5G networks can be implemented using two approaches:
Independent/Isolated private 5G network: This approach involves building a private 5G network that is physically isolated from the public 5G network of the mobile operator. This network can be deployed by enterprises or cellular providers. This network is also known as a 5G island.
Private 5G reliant on public 5G: This approach involves using the public 5G network resources of the mobile operator to create private 5G networks. This network can be deployed by the carrier for the enterprises. This network leverages network slicing technology to isolate and allocate network resources for different use cases.
For all general networking needs within an organization, WIFI will continue to be the most widely used wireless networking standard. In fact, newer WIFI networks have the potential to rival private 5G networks in terms of speed and latency
WiFi offers unparalleled convenience, allowing users to connect wirelessly to the internet from various devices. Its widespread availability and ease of use make it an indispensable tool for communication and productivity in both personal and professional settings.
Private 5G networks leverage licensed spectrum that is exclusively allocated to a specific organization or use case. This eliminates the interference from other wireless devices and applications that share the unlicensed spectrum with WiFi networks. Private 5G networks can also use network slicing to isolate and prioritize different types of traffic, ensuring optimal performance and quality of service.
Universal Connectivity ensures seamless integration where both WiFi and Private 5G play equally vital roles in enabling efficient communication and connectivity.
Both private and public 5G networks enable access to high-speed, low-latency, and high-density wireless connectivity. However, private 5G networks have the additional benefit of allowing an organization to customize the network configuration and parameters to meet its specific requirements and objectives, as well as to ensure the full protection of its data.
Public 5G networks are operated by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and are open to any individual or entity that subscribes to their services. The network infrastructure and security are shared among all subscribers, but the network performance and availability may vary depending on the location of the user.
Independent private 5G networks can be built to meet the precise performance and coverage requirements that the company requires, and they can operate in a spectrum that has been licensed by the company. Companies can now specify their own service levels. Another advantage is that it gives organizations the ability to maintain direct control over their data and to apply stricter security measures. Network slicing, for example, can be used to divide high-risk and low-risk data on the network and store the data locally.
Dependent networks are made available to businesses by mobile network operators (MNOs) using 5G spectrum that has been licensed by the MNO. This makes it convenient for businesses that do not want to license their own spectrum to operate a 5G network. MNOs use network slicing to divide traffic between various customers and to provide predetermined service levels to each customer. The MNO controls at least a portion of the customer data management process. However the security that is offered will be sufficient to satisfy the needs of a large number of organizations.
Manufacturing: Universal Connectivity integrated with Private 5G transforms production processes, enhancing efficiency and responsiveness across the factory floor. By seamlessly connecting machinery, sensors, and control systems, manufacturers can achieve real-time monitoring and data analytics, optimizing production workflows and minimizing downtime. With Private 5G providing secure, high-speed connectivity, critical data is transmitted swiftly and reliably, enabling predictive maintenance and remote troubleshooting. This seamless integration of Universal Connectivity and Private 5G empowers manufacturers to unlock new levels of productivity, agility, and innovation, driving competitive advantage in the Industry 4.0 landscape.
Transportation: Universal Connectivity, in tandem with Private 5G, represents a revolutionary leap forward in passenger services within public and enterprise transportation. By seamlessly integrating onboard Wi-Fi and real-time updates, passengers enjoy uninterrupted connectivity and access to critical information throughout their journey. Meanwhile, the deployment of advanced signaling systems ensures not only enhanced safety protocols but also optimized operational efficiency. This holistic approach guarantees streamlined operations, allowing transportation providers to deliver unparalleled passenger experiences characterized by reliability, convenience, and connectivity.
Healthcare: The convergence of Universal Connectivity with Private 5G revolutionizes patient care delivery and hospital operations. By seamlessly integrating medical devices, electronic health records (EHRs), and communication systems, healthcare providers can ensure real-time access to patient data and enable remote monitoring and telemedicine services. With Private 5G providing ultra-reliable, low-latency connectivity, healthcare professionals can conduct virtual consultations, monitor patient vitals remotely, and access medical records securely from anywhere within the facility. This integration supports applications like remote surgeries, telemedicine, and IoT-enabled medical devices, ensuring high-speed, reliable, and secure connections crucial for patient care.
Logistics and Warehousing: The combination of Universal Connectivity with Private 5G revolutionizes operations, bolstering efficiency and agility across the supply chain. Seamlessly integrating inventory management systems, autonomous vehicles, and IoT sensors, logistics and warehouse operators gain real-time visibility into inventory levels, location tracking, and asset utilization. With Private 5G offering robust, low-latency connectivity, data is transmitted swiftly and securely, enabling predictive analytics, automated workflows, and dynamic resource allocation. This cohesive integration empowers organizations to optimize storage, streamline order fulfillment, and respond rapidly to changing demands, ensuring seamless operations and enhanced customer satisfaction in the dynamic logistics and warehousing landscape.
Businesses: A new era of seamless communication and enhanced productivity is heralded by the fusion of Universal Connectivity and Private 5G. Through the seamless linking of employees, devices, and systems, real-time collaboration, access to cloud-based resources, and remote work capabilities are fostered by businesses. With secure, high-speed connectivity ensured by Private 5G, smooth data flow is facilitated, enabling uninterrupted access to crucial business applications and resources. Empowering corporate entities to boost operational efficiency, spur innovation, and swiftly adapt to evolving market conditions, their competitive edge in today’s digital landscape is cemented by this integration.
Educational Institutes: The integration of Universal Connectivity with Private 5G revolutionizes communication in education, facilitating real-time collaboration among students, faculty, and resources. With seamless connectivity, students gain access to online platforms and remote learning tools, while Private 5G ensures secure, high-speed data transmission for uninterrupted access to educational materials. This integration empowers institutions to enhance teaching, drive innovation, and adapt swiftly to changing educational needs, positioning them as leaders in the digital landscape.
Spectrum Management: You can choose and control how to use the radio waves for your network, so you can get faster, wider, and clearer connections.
Customization and Configuration: You can change your network settings to match your needs. This lets you use your network for different purposes and situations.
Security Solutions: We protect your private 5G network with strong encryption, authentication, and other security features.
Edge Computing Integration: You can process data faster and better with our secure network and edge computing.
IoT Integration: Private 5G networks are designed to support a multitude of IoT devices. Providers offer solutions for connecting and managing a diverse array of sensors, devices, and machines within the network.
Training and Support: We train and help your IT staff and network managers to set up and run your private 5G network.
Scalability Options: The solutions are designed to scale according to the growth and changing requirements of the organization, ensuring that the network can adapt to evolving business demands.