Case Study : Transformation of Southern California's 5G Wireless Network
Our client, tasked with becoming a major national wireless carrier, needed to quickly deploy a new wireless communication network when the entire industry was introducing 5G, a next-generation radio network standard. To be competitive over the long haul, the deployment must future-proof itself against the cost-prohibitive constraints of traditional proprietary communication systems. It could not simply invest the closed-end systems in common use today and find itself unable to adapt to new technological standards in the future.
In Southern California, one of the largest 5G providers needed a partner who understood the business stakes but who was also in position to bring wireless transformation not seen in Southern California since Reagan was President. It needed a partner to support its effort to deploy Open RAN innovation on roof-tops throughout Southern California.
STAND 8 worked closely with the provider in the early planning stages to identify more than 700 sites with potential viability for robust signal coverage.
Now the two companies are finalizing the site list to prepare a full set of legal and technical documentation to secure the sites and ensure the most efficient and stable radio performance.
Open RAN represents a truly disruptive business opportunity. Not since the early 1980s has there been such disruption in the wireless communications industry.
The nascent technology presents the provider with a way to avoid excessive CapEx after initial deployment and remain competitive. In fact, the operating costs of Open RAN are estimated to be 70% of traditional carrier network overhead. By partnering with the provider as they adopted Open RAN, STAND 8 is helping them prepare to take sizeable market share early and protect it well into the future.
Partnering for bold market disruption is at the very heart of STAND 8 Enterprise Transformation.