What is LTE technology?

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution is a high-speed wireless technology that is used to support data, voice and video communications. In Australia, 4G LTE operates as part of licensed spectrum, which is administered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. 4G LTE is used by a number of commercial mobile service providers, but increasingly is being utilised by private businesses who are seeing great benefits in using the technology. Read more about 4G LTE here.

What are the components of 4G LTE?

4G LTE is comprised of 3 main components; IP Backhaul, Core and Transmission. The core does the processing around security, traffic class determination (QoS) routing and processing of radio frequency back to IP traffic, whether local IP network, or via Backhaul. The transmission layer is the radio frequency component and manages transmission via tower mounted antennas to serve the desired geographic area, or via underground infrastructure (leaky feeder, specialised antennas). Learn how the components works together here.

What coverage does 4G LTE offer?
Coverage for 4G LTE is generally greater than industrial Wi-Fi. Small-cell 4G LTE deployments typically offer up to 5km coverage with Macro-cell LTE offering up to 30km range.
What is the benefit of LTE for Private Wireless Networks?

4G LTE is the new standard for private wireless networks. Organisations are moving to 4G LTE as it provides benefits such as; better coverage, no interference, faster connection speeds and lower latency. With the expanded coverage, businesses require less cabling, power and tower infrastructure. Read more about Private LTE here.

Can LTE work underground?

4G LTE can, and has been implemented in many underground mining operations for many years. Using specialised access points and leaky feeder cable, 4G LTE adds great capability for operations from equipment automation enablement, communications, live video feed (CCTV) and access to safety systems. Learn more about underground 4G LTE here.

Does 4G LTE need to be licensed?
Yes. In Australia, the frequency that LTE operates on is licensed by the Australian Communications Management Authority (ACMA). Even though spectrum is heavily regulated and predominantly operated by mobile service providers, there are provisions for Private 4G LTE networks to be licensed.
Why LTE for private wireless networks?
Using LTE for private wireless networks has numerous benefits, including; coverage, lack of interference, capacity, latency. Private means not being affected by other users (like public 4G network).
Is LTE better than WIFI?
Yes. 4G LTE offers several benefits over Wi-Fi. These include greater range (up to 30km), low latency data connections, high data throughput, less interference and enables QoS for traffic management.
What is Industrial IOT?

Industrial IoT was a term coined to cover the myriad of sensors, equipment and items that connect to networks to provide data for analysis, control or management. A more advanced form of machine-2-machine (M2M communications), Industrial IoT now spans ‘things’ that are connecting via wired and wireless connectivity, providing simple, reliable and secure services that connect multiple devices to one or more end points. Read more about IIOT here.

Why do we need a secure Industrial IoT network?
If security measures of Industrial IoT networks are not implemented, enterprises are increasing their risk of cyberattacks. An unsecure network opens gateways for hackers to access data and gain control of devices, which can severely impact an entire organization’s operations. Some of the areas that enterprises need to focus on, to reduce these risks, include; access management, secure execution environments, data encryption, and validation and authentication between sensors, gateways and the software platform.
What is Content Access Management?

Content access management is a high-quality entertainment and internet access platform. These types of networks are optimised to give users the ability to manages intelligent bandwidth to optimise voice and video communications so users can contact loved ones. Read more about Content Access Management here.

How can accommodation providers maximise VOD, Internet and Telephony for many users?

Content Access Management is a new approach to utilising smart technology to maximise the experience for many users to access basic services (free-to-air) and provides the flexibility to BYO their own devices. The platform also allows users to access their own streaming subscriptions when they are away from home. By integrating Video on Demand (VOD), internet services and telephony services, accommodation providers can maximize the return on investment. Learn more here.

What are the benefits of BYOD?

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is increasingly being adopted within enterprises for its various benefits. By using their own devices, end-users have more flexibility, the option to use their own streaming service subscription and familiarity and comfort with their own device. Learn more here.