Betacom, UScellular Introduce Private/Public Hybrid 5G Networks

Private wireless network provider Betacom announced a partnership with UScellular to deliver private/public hybrid 5G networks, advancing Industry 4.0 initiatives across the United States. The service provides security and control over business data on-premises and while roaming among company facilities.

The private/public hybrid 5G network service allows organizations with multiple sites across numerous locations to maintain connectivity between locations. Enterprises working to modernize their operations across dispersed locations now have a cohesive mobility strategy with trusted partners for Industry 4.0.

Uptime and performance are assured for improved operational efficiency and productivity with Betacom-backed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

“This relationship with Betacom helps to establish a new bar for how the entire wireless industry thinks about, builds, delivers and utilizes wireless networks,” said Kim Kerr, senior vice president, enterprise sales and operations for UScellular. “These new capabilities significantly accelerate the return on investment for digital transformation and modernization initiatives for organizations of all types, from enterprise to retail to government, and move the industry as a whole forward, faster.”
UScellular’s network and access agreements give customers connectivity across the United States. UScellular also provides data backhaul between sites. Enabling devices to use a single SIM with profiles for Betacom private CBRS networks and the UScellular network ensures mobility, while integrated communication and coordination between the two companies’ 5G network cores enables seamless roaming across the country.

The solution establishes and maintains end-to-end security, using virtual private networks (VPNs) to ensure all data remain on the customer premises while devices and sensors are in transit between locations.

It also provides resiliency by using the cellular network for failover in cases where the CBRS network or local internet service providers (ISPs) suffer an outage. The network architecture used for this service facilitates mission-critical command, control, communication, computers, and intelligence (C4I) services and solutions, which require the highest degrees of data and device security.

Reducing dependency on public clouds for data transfer by creating a private network through the carrier network results in fewer vulnerabilities and fewer attacks.

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