By using AWS Private 5G, enterprises can more easily set up, deploy, operate, and scale private cellular networks. AWS Private 5G provides the hardware and software for 4G LTE mobile networks, helps automate setup, and scales capacity on demand to support additional devices as needed. You pay only for the network coverage and capacity that you need.

From the AWS Management Console, you can deploy a private mobile network that meets your connectivity requirements. Start by specifying the number of radio units you need for your coverage area, and the number of devices you want to connect. AWS will deliver pre-integrated hardware and software components (from both AWS and our AWS Partners) that meet the enterprise connectivity requirements of your private network. To set up a private mobile network and connect devices, AWS delivers and maintains the following required components: small-cell radio units, mobile network core software, radio access network (RAN) software, and subscriber identity modules (SIM cards). After the equipment is powered on, AWS automatically configures and deploys the mobile network. All you need to do is insert the SIM cards into your devices.

AWS Private 5G integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), which helps you securely access and manage AWS services and resources, including all devices connected to your AWS Private 5G network.

Key features

Fully integrated hardware and software

Shrink months of complex planning and integrations down to days. AWS Private 5G delivers, provisions, and maintains all the pre-integrated hardware, mobile network core and RAN software, and SIM cards needed to deploy and operate a private mobile network. AWS Private 5G supports multiple radio units within the network site giving the ability to easily extend coverage, and the mobile network core software runs in the AWS Region of your choice. The service is currently available in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), and US West (Oregon) AWS Regions. This capability removes the need to work with multiple third-party vendors and systems integrators, and make sure that the network is automatically configured when hardware is powered on at a location.

CBRS spectrum

AWS Private 5G uses Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) General Authorized Access (GAA) spectrum tier in the US. Integration with the Spectrum Access System (SAS) provider is built into the service and managed by AWS on your behalf. AWS manages the relationships with the SAS provider for spectrum allocation. By working with SAS, AWS will be responsible for troubleshooting your spectrum access or interference issues. When the hardware arrives at your location, you will activate the radio unit by registering it with SAS by using AWS Private 5G APIs or the console. You must have a certified professional installer (CPI) certification from an approved organization to certify the location of the radio units. Certifications provide CPI credentials, which are required to receive spectrum grants. Without the CPI credentials, SAS cannot grant spectrum to the radio units. With the AWS Private 5G API for radio-unit activation, you can input your CPI credentials and provide the geographic position of the radio unit, including latitude, longitude, and elevation. If installed outdoors, the radio unit antennas must be no higher than 6 meters above average terrain and installed in accordance with the FCC's requirements.

Device policy management

AWS Private 5G integrates with IAM to help you securely manage access between AWS services and the devices in your private mobile network.

Network monitoring

AWS Private 5G publishes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch for network health visibility. In CloudWatch, you can query metrics for AWS Private 5G resources, including network status, the number of connected access points or SIMs, and usage, such as uplink and downlink traffic broken down by network, access point, or SIM.

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