The appeal of private 5G has companies exploring ways to improve the performance, scalability and flexibility of their mobile networks.

Enterprise adoption of the technology has been slow due to the pandemic and the immature device ecosystem, but that hasn’t stopped early adopters. To help them get started, they turn to service providers, which can include telecommunications companies, private wireless providers, hardware vendors, system integrators and large cloud players.

Here’s how three private 5G deployments have been rolled out.

Sports arena enhances visitor experience with private 5G

The Wells Fargo Center recently rolled out 5G, using Comcast Business to help set up the network. The Philadelphia Arena is home to the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League.

The Wells Fargo Center deployment uses a combination of 600 MHz and CBRS spectrum, according to Brian Epstein, head of strategic wireless solutions at Comcast Business. The CBRS component included a combination of CBRS priority access licenses and unlicensed CBRS spectrum with general permitted access.

“The private 5G network was perfectly positioned to deploy small, less intrusive cameras when and where we needed them,” said Phil Laws, general manager at Wells Fargo Center. Previously, the arena used cable connections.

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