The Road to 5G is Paved in a Smart Radio Access Network (RAN)

How does Celona create an end to end private LTE solution for enterprise environments? One of the essential components is Celona’s Radio Access Network (RAN).
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How does Celona create an end to end private LTE solution for enterprise environments? One of the essential components is Celona’s Radio Access Network (RAN). Get all the details and more in this episode 17 of the Office Hours.


In this episode, we answer questions such as:

  • What does make up a Radio Access Network (RAN)?
  • What kind of devices can connect to a Celona RAN?
  • How do devices get configured to get on a Celona RAN?
  • Can existing RANs that support LTE wireless be upgraded to 5G?

Key Takeaways

  • RAN is a collection of cellular wireless access points (AP) and is one of the main components of Celona’s private mobile network. Celona’s indoor APs resemble your typical wireless access point, and outdoor APs are built with a power level of up to 50 watts for coverage across very large areas.
  • Multiple access points in a Celona RAN takes advantage of the domain proxy functionality within Celona’s network operating system (OS) to automatically register with Spectrum Access System (SAS) services certified by FCC in the United States. This is done to reserve use of private CBRS spectrum at their respective geolocations. As new APs are added, they use the domain proxy to contact the SAS service to receive the proper channel allocation and configuration.
  • Existing RANs can simply upgrade their radios to 5G capable ones, and still use the existing network architecture and configuration via Celona’s network OS.
  • Celona has simplified the deployment of access points within a RAN through zero touch provisioning and cloud networking principles - making it as simply deploy as the modern enterprise Wi-Fi solutions.

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