ATIS Advances Neutral Host Solutions to Boost Multi-Operator Wireless Capacity and Coverage in Managed Spaces

Innovation to lower costs and advance 5G business imperatives.

WASHINGTON, DC  — ATIS today announced the release of Neutral Host Solutions for Multi-Operator Wireless Capacity and Coverage in Managed Spaces, a report advancing solutions for the economic deployment of dense 5G as well as traditional small cells to provide enhanced cellular capacity and coverage in shared spaces. The innovations presented can help service providers avoid the high cost and complex arrangements needed to deliver 5G capacity in places as varied as metropolitan areas, enterprises, campuses, shopping malls, entertainment venues, outdoor festivals and more.

Typically, within a managed space today, different wireless providers must each deploy small cells dedicated to their own customers. Small cells supporting each operator are needed, creating complex and costly parallel infrastructures. In this new report, ATIS presents a neutral host solution in which one common infrastructure system is deployed and shared by all. In this case, a third-party provider, such as an independent access provider, landlord or delegate, becomes a neutral host (in terms of not being aligned with any specific provider) for small cell deployments.

“The potential of neutral host solutions becomes even more exciting when we consider their ability to help service providers advance their 5G business objectives,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “They can help make 5G deployments more ubiquitous and cost effective as well as help providers gain access into real estate they might not otherwise have access to — all benefits critical to growing the capacity to deliver 5G service.”

Access Neutral Host Solutions for Multi-Operator Wireless Capacity and Coverage at no charge in the ATIS White Paper Center, a leading collection of resources for ICT industry solutions, innovation and issues analysis.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, Smart Cities, IoT, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org. Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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