Workshop B: The Economics of CBRS Private LTE Networks and Use Cases

Alex Besen
10 Jun 2019
01:30 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Workshop B: The Economics of CBRS Private LTE Networks and Use Cases

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the economics of CBRS private LTE networks and use cases for enterprises considering launching mobile and mobile data services. It will provide a step-by-step guide to help enterprises create a comprehensive business case for their private LTE network.

The Besen Group defines private LTE as a dedicated network for consumers, businesses and Internet of Things.  Private LTE networks can be based on licensed, unlicensed or shared spectrum.

CBRS Overview

  • Understanding three-tier sharing model for CBRS, protection of incumbents and neighboring users
  • Priority Access Tier: Eligibility, configuration, frequencies, geographic area and license term
  • General Access Tier: Authorization methodology, geographic area and license term
  • Describing the Spectrum Access System (SAS) and SAS Functional Architecture

Private LTE Network  

  • Defining the role of private LTE network benefits to the enterprise
  • Identifying private LTE revenue categories and business models for the enterprise
  • Determining Evolved Packet Core (EPC) architecture and network elements
  • Examining private LTE network use cases for CBRS band

Private LTE Network Business Case

  • Defining market size for indoor or outdoor coverage
  • Dimensioning small cells for indoor or outdoor coverage
  • Identifying CapEx and OpEx requirements
  • Determining EPC hardware and software pricing
  • Monetizing revenue models for enterprise