Evolution to In-building 5G with CommScope OneCell

5G presents a significant business opportunity, as 5G operator-billed services are expected to explode from $851 million in 2019 to $269 billion in 2025—a six-year, at a CAGR of 161 percent. More than 400 uses cases for 5G have been identified, and many—such as industrial automation—are inherently in-building applications. To capitalize on these opportunities, operators must deliver reliable, high-performance 5G service indoors in a way that is economically sustainable.

This paper describes the challenges involved in meeting in-building 5G performance, capacity and deployment requirements. This includes the need to deploy and support LTE for the foreseeable future. It examines different approaches to in-building wireless and their ability to meet these requirements. Through this analysis, CommScope has demonstrated that C-RAN small cells are uniquely suited to addressing the challenges—paving the way for a more ubiquitous in-building presence and laying the foundation for an in-building 5G business.