Mobile Private Network (MPN) is a dedicated business network that allows businesses to interconnect people and things using 4G or 5G technology. While enabling new applications, MPN can also support companies’ existing business-critical services with a local network on their premises, providing a secure, reliable and available connectivity. It serves as an alternative to Wi-Fi but differs from a public mobile network by providing private reserved coverage that is subject to agreed performance and local, protected data flow.
What does it mean for businesses?
Mobile Private Network provides an ultra-secure network solution that can support businesses moving to Industry 4.0. The mission-critical nature of systems and applications at airports, factories, warehouses or ports demands such secure and reliable connectivity that is better served by 4G/5G than Wi-Fi. Its use cases include businesses in various industries dealing with sensor data monitoring, location and tracking, robotics, self-driving or autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), augmented reality, connected workers and more. When combined with edge computing, MPN can support immediate responses and decision-making.
Connected worker: monitoring industrial workers, collecting data and effectively communicating to their staff
Sensor data monitoring: gathering operational data from the monitoring of various sensors and infrastructure within premises
Location and tracking: ensuring safety, operational efficiency and workforce management through locating and tracking people, stock, tools and other business-critical assets
Workforce management: maximising the performance of the workforce through a set of activities, such as planning, scheduling, work allocation and tracking
Real-time control: ensuring that information received and commands sent to devices such as AGVs, drones or robots are sent in as near real-time
Video surveillance and analytics: collecting and analysing footage and images in order to identify objects such as drones and vehicles or to detect accidents