Amazon Launches AWS Private 5G for Connected Environments
Amazon Web Services officially launches AWS Private 5G, a new private mobile network for businesses designed to be easy to deploy and operate without any specialized expertise.
The managed service includes all the hardware and software needed to help businesses manage their connected environments, with use cases including smart manufacturing facilities, security applications in physical facilities, connectivity across the campus and worker productivity apps.
According to AWS, the private mobile network uses CBRS spectrum and supports 4G LTE and will support 5G in the future for a consistent, predictable level of throughput with ultra-low latency for long-range coverage over the air. inside and outside.
The service runs on infrastructure managed by AWS and is self-service and API-driven. AWS Private 5G is also scalable in terms of geographic coverage, number of devices, and overall throughput. It can also be used with other AWS offerings, allowing organizations to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to control access to devices and applications, says the Seattle, Wash. Tech.
Because planning and deploying a private wireless network can be complex, especially in large enterprises, AWS is building an ecosystem of partners who can help customers with planning, installation, CPI certification, and implementation of radio use cases. Partners are accessible from the AWS Private 5G console and AWS Marketplace.
Customers can choose cloud deployment options for testing, time-limited deployments, and deployments that don’t use the network in a latency-sensitive manner. A cloud deployment will run in a specific AWS Region, but the company is also working on enabling on-premises hosting of the Mobile Core on a 5G private compute appliance.
Each network supports one radio unit that can deliver up to 150 Mbps of throughput spread across up to 100 SIM cards, the company says, adding that it is also working to add support for multiple radio units and more cards. SIM by network.
AWS Private 5G has launched the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), and US West (Oregon) Regions, and the company is working to make the service available outside of the United States in the near future.
Customers can also use the create-network, create-network-siteand acknowledge receipt of order commands to set up an AWS Private 5G network from the command line, but the console should still be used to place an equipment order.
Each radio unit is billed at $10 per hour, with a 60-day minimum, according to AWS.
Read the company’s announcement blog for more information on how to get started.