In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, the quest for impeccable network coverage is at an all-time high. In the heart of this revolution lies an intriguing opportunity: the concept of a neutral host network operator.
What's a Neutral Host Network Operator?
A neutral host network operator is essentially a third-party entity that owns telecom equipment. This setup permits multiple communication service providers to use the same infrastructure, catering to their diverse clientele without building redundant systems. This shared infrastructure model is proving to be a game-changer, especially in dynamic markets like the UK.
For instance, Siklu, a leading telecom equipment manufacturer, has partners ranging from security integrators to ISPs. These partners can leverage their existing networks to bridge the connectivity needs of major mobile operators.
Why Should You Consider Neutral Host Networks?
Embracing the neutral host operator role offers an economical advantage. Instead of heavily investing in individual, proprietary infrastructure, companies can distinguish their market presence by leveraging shared infrastructure. This model not only keeps initial setup and operational costs at bay but also ensures a sustainable approach for long-term ventures.
The ongoing global transition to 4G and 5G networks has necessitated a dense mesh of small cell infrastructures. This presents a golden opportunity. With an extensive neutral host network, operators can tap into a vast expanse of potential connections. This is particularly advantageous for businesses looking to broaden their customer base and establish solid relationships with new clientele.
The strength of a neutral host network isn’t just in its reach but also in its adaptability. Once a robust foundation is laid, operators are in a unique position to diversify their offerings. From providing high-speed public Wi-Fi access points to facilitating smart city solutions like traffic monitoring and smart lighting, the possibilities are vast. This versatility can position a neutral host operator as a one-stop solution for multiple needs, enhancing their value proposition in the market.
Siklu offers a complimentary network design and project consultation for those looking into becoming neutral host network operators. We aim to provide a clear pathway from the project’s conception to its physical deployment.
Yes, our partners benefit from our network design tools and the superior planning resources available at our headquarters, helping them streamline their projects.
Millimetre wave technology is instrumental in the Siklu mesh network, offering the required reach and flexibility for diverse services, rapid deployment, and adaptability.
Siklu differentiates itself by offering value-driven services, free resources, and hands-on guidance, ensuring that clients experience a seamless process from the beginning of their project to its deployment.
Those interested in a complimentary network design and project consultation can reach out directly through Siklu’s official contact channels, which can be found on our website or provided by our representatives at various sessions and events.
The Perfect Blend: Fibre and Millimetre Wave
London’s bustling district, Westminster, serves as a prime example of the potential of millimetre wave technology. With permission to use the city’s lighting infrastructure, companies like Ontix have tapped into Siklu’s point-to-multipoint 60-gigahertz technology to create networks that match the reliability and speed of fibre but at a fraction of the cost. Such networks cater to diverse needs, from public Wi-Fi to supporting mobile network operators for urban coverage.
Moreover, millimetre wave technology, especially from Siklu, has exhibited remarkable performance metrics like low latency, minimal interference potential, and rapid deployment capabilities.
The essence of an efficient network lies in its hybrid nature. While fibre provides a sturdy backbone, millimetre wave technology extends its reach, ensuring comprehensive coverage. This dual approach, especially in urban centres, offers not only cost benefits but also caters to the diverse requirements of modern smart cities.
A Closer Look at Ontix's Success with Siklu
Andy’s experience with Siklu’s technology at Ontix gives us an intimate perspective into the real-world applications and benefits of deploying a neutral host network.
This London-based initiative has indeed transformed urban connectivity, demonstrating the versatility of a Siklu mesh network. From ensuring residents and tourists alike are seamlessly connected via public Wi-Fi networks, to facilitating the deployment of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technologies and supporting high-resolution CCTV systems, the infrastructure stands as a testament to forward-thinking network planning.
Andy emphasizes that beyond these advanced applications, their neutral host network also plays a pivotal role in supporting mobile network operators, particularly in the densification of small cell networks in bustling city landscapes.
The foundation of all these achievements is the millimetre wave technology, which not only ensures expansive reach but also offers unparalleled adaptability and speed of deployment. This hands-on example from Ontix exemplifies how the right technology choices can empower cities to be more connected, efficient, and ready for the future.
In Conclusion: An Opportunity Beckons
Neutral host networks are no longer just a concept; they’re a reality. With players like Siklu paving the way, the journey from conceptualization to deployment has become smoother. For those intrigued by the idea of becoming a neutral host network operator, the time has never been more ripe. Embrace the future of connectivity and carve your niche in this exciting realm.
Siklu prides itself as a value-driven manufacturer, dedicated to supporting prospective neutral host network operators. To those contemplating this venture, we are delighted to extend a complementary network design and project consultation. Our existing partners can attest to our unwavering dedication, evidenced by the complimentary network design tools and top-tier planning resources we offer. From a project’s inception to its physical rollout, Siklu’s mission is to ensure a smooth, efficient, and guided process for our clients.