The Future of In-Building Wireless

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2Q 2018 | IN-5170


Disruption and Convergence Ahead


We stand at the threshold of fundamental changes in the methods, technologies, and spectrum used to deliver wireless indoors. Advanced technologies such as 5G, LTE-Advanced Pro, License Assisted Access (LAA), OnGo (Citizens Broadband Radio Service or CBRS), MulteFire, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will effectively unify and converge indoor wireless systems into a multi-technology merged radio connectivity fabric operating over licensed, shared, or unlicensed spectrum. All of this will leverage advances in Centralized Radio Access Networks (C-RAN), Virtual Radio Access Networks (V-RAN), Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and fronthaul.

These new technologies will stimulate a transition in the ownership of indoor wireless systems from the current Mobile Network Operator (MNO) owned and operated system to a neutral host and/or venue/enterprise funding and ownership. This will spark the rise of the “Building-as-a-Service” and “Bring-Your-Own-Wireless” paradigms, and drive consolidation and partnerships between traditional indoor wireless pla…

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