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MulteFire - Driving Wireless Innovation in Enterprise


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MulteFire Alliance Board Chair and VP of Nokia Incubator, Stephan Litjens, Wi-Fi NOW Europe 2017 presentation.

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MulteFire - Driving Wireless Innovation in Enterprise

  1. 1. MulteFire – Driving Wireless Innovation in Enterprise Stephan Litjens Board Chair, MulteFire Alliance VP, Nokia Incubator
  2. 2. Today’s Wireless Networking Challenges in Enterprise Markets Dense Device Environments User Mobility Cost-Effective Solutions Secure Wireless Transmissions Business-Critical Connectivity for Operationally Intensive Markets
  3. 3. Enter MulteFire – LTE-based Technology for Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum Delivers true neutral host solution Broadens the LTE ecosystem to enterprises, retail, healthcare, hospitality, venues, industrial IoT and more LTE-like performance with Wi-Fi- like deployment simplicity Suitable for any band that needs over-the-air contention for fair sharing
  4. 4. MulteFire Delivers Key Performance Advantages LTE-based Security Both SIM & Non-SIM credentials, locally routed traffic for privacy Seamless Mobility Seamless handovers, high mobility devices, service continuity with WAN Industry-grade Reliability Customized QoS classes guaranteed latency Capacity Low to high data rate applications, large number of devices, supports dense device environments Future Proof Rich LTE roadmap: VoLTE/voice, IoT optimizations like eMTC Coverage Superior range, both indoors and outdoors Interoperability/Co-Existence MulteFire, Wi-Fi and LTE-based solutions
  5. 5. MulteFire 1.0/1.1 is an LTE-based Technology Built on 3GPP Standards Broadens the LTE & 5G cellular ecosystem Operates in unlicensed and shared spectrum Worldwide deployments New deployment opportunities LAA/eLAA eMTC/NB-IoT 3GPP Rel. 13/14 3GPP Rel. 13 and beyond MulteFire Alliance drives standardization MulteFire 1.0 MulteFire 1.1 Expanded IoT support Standalone 5G NR in unlicensed bands 3GPP Rel. 15 study item 5G MulteFire MulteFire Alliance drives commercialization New, wider bands—e.g. mmWave
  6. 6. MulteFire Release 1.0 Specification Completed • Pioneering LTE-based technology for standalone unlicensed operation, over-the-air spectrum sharing and neutral host network architecture • Supports seamless mobile broadband suitable also for high-performance IoT services • Tightly aligned with 3GPP and leverages LTE’s benefits, such as security and interworking with 3GPP networks • Implements Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) for fair co-existence with Wi-Fi and LAA • Available for public download: 150MHz 500MHz 3.5 GHz (USA) 5 GHz (Global) Shared spectrum Unlicensed spectrum
  7. 7. MulteFire Release 1.1 Initiated to Expand IoT Capabilities by Supporting eMTC/NB-IoT MulteFire 1.0 For mobile broadband & high-performance IoT MulteFire 1.1 eMTC Broadest range of IoT use cases, e.g. industrial IoT MulteFire 1.1 NB-IoT For low-power, wide-area (LPWA) IoT use cases 150MHz 500MHz 3.5 GHz (USA) 5 GHz (Global) 400/800/900 GHz (Regional) 2.4 GHz (Global) ~80MHz 1.9 GHz (Regional)
  8. 8. Cost-effective Enterprise Deployment Model Traditional mobile deployments Separate spectrum bands and deployments may prohibit reaching all venues, enterprises and homes Neutral host deployments Using common spectrum and common deployment provides neutral host services
  9. 9. MulteFire Deployment Models Serve New Business Opportunities Allows more entities to deploy and benefit from the LTE technology and ecosystem Traditional Access Mode Single network operator, e.g. private IoT Network or MNO Neutral Host Access Mode Self-contained, single deployment can serve multiple operators
  10. 10. Neutral Host/Enterprise Example – Challenges Airport Case Study Capacity/Coverage • Best-effort Wi-Fi service: data service shared between all passengers at a low QoE • Airplane engine can generate terabytes of data per flight that needs to be offloaded Costs • Partnership with multiple MNOs for deployed DAS/small cells is not cost effective Reliability • Robust wireless connectivity needed for passengers, business tenants, etc.
  11. 11. Neutral Host/Enterprise Example – MulteFire Benefits Airport Case Study Enhanced Voice and Data cellular access for passengers, guests and MNO subscribers Dedicated Access to business tenants such as restaurants, bars, lounges, etc. Secure Wireless to airport operating agencies, support staff and government agencies Additional IoT Services: wireless surveillance, monitoring of assets and IoT devices
  12. 12. Introducing the MulteFire Alliance Independent, international member-driven consortium – 3GPP/ETSI style org with IPR policy and working procedures Goal to develop technology standards that will be widely adopted in global standards Voluntary call for membership – Join Us Additional resources at
  13. 13. Board of Directors Full Members
  14. 14. Test Lab / Test Equipment Participants Adopter Members
  15. 15. MulteFire Enables Innovation for Enterprise Markets Delivers enhanced coverage, capacity, seamless mobility, reliability and security Enables both neutral host and single operator deployments to support new business models Allows anyone to create, install and operate their own private or neutral host MulteFire network Trial deployments targeted for early 2018