OneWiFi says the platform brings together the latest mobile network innovations supporting 4G and 5G requirements, and is designed to support the consolidation and harmonisation of mobile infrastructure with the environment, at street level and in-building, reducing clutter, while delivering high capacity 5G services. - and “creates a ‘Win-Win’ situation for Asset/Property Owners, and Local Councils, who look to facilitate the availability of 5G services for the community and building tenants".
According to OneWiFI, the platform is a "market leading model versus traditional Small Cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), which can be extremely costly to deploy and requires a large equipment footprint".
"Based on in-field deployment and testing by OneWiFi, the cost under the 5G Neutral Host Platform is up to 30% less than legacy DAS solutions to support 5G. In the outdoor Small Cell environment, the cost savings and benefits are even higher.
“For Government Agencies and Industry Regulators, the Neutral Host model represents an opportunity to review how to facilitate 5G beyond the existing industry frameworks, codes, policies, and commercial models, to drive greater value from the 5G, while improving aesthetics, and maximising asset utilisation through harmonisation of infrastructure,” OneWiFi says.
“The unparallelled opportunities that 5G represents for all industry participants can be best harnessed via a Neutral Host Platform. This purpose built platform was created applying learnings from our other lines of business. The platform not only helps to realise benefits of 5G, but also delivers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and fastest time to market,” said Mevan Jayatilleke, Managing Director at OneWiFi.
“The time to embrace 5G Neutral Host Platform is now, as the requirements of mmWave in the future will be even more challenging under the current model”.