Industry 4.0 innovator advances business with new network deployments and several industry awards
BELLEVUE, WASH. – JULY 12, 2022 – Wireless pioneer Betacom, an enabler of Industry 4.0 through private 5G networks, today announced it is closing the first half of 2022 having achieved multiple critical milestones including a number of large enterprise client deployments, partner integrations and five recent industry accolades.
Betacom 5G as a Service, the industry’s first fully-managed, end-to-end private wireless service, gives U.S. enterprises exclusive access to cost-effective, high-performance and lightning-fast 5G networks, with network management delivered via its cloud-based Security and Service Operations Center (SSOC) built on Zero Trust design principles. The company has a long and successful history of building wireless infrastructure for mid-to-large enterprises and the expertise to meet the private wireless needs of the manufacturing, airlines and warehousing sectors.
Enterprise client deployments and partner integrations so far in 2022 include:
- June 2022 – Betacom announced its selection by Google to accelerate delivery of private 5G networks in the U.S. through the newly announced Google Private Networks Solutions Portfolio, built on Google Distributed Cloud (GDC) Edge. These joint efforts will advance enterprise deployment of technologies that power Industry 4.0.
- May 2022 – Betacom announced it had been selected to provide the Digital Manufacturing Institute and the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing’s (MxD) Chicago headquarters and Factory Floor Lab with a private 5G network. One of the first US indoor private 5G deployments, the network will serve as the foundation to develop and enable technologies that power Industry 4.0.
- May 2022 – Betacom also announced its 5G technology partners. The company selected Airspan Networks Inc. to provide their new 5G Open RAN (Radio Access Network) and Druid Software to supply the 5G core software.
- February 2022 – Betacom announced its private 5G trial deployment at DFW, the US’ second largest airport. The deployment was highlighted in a report issued by leading wireless analyst firm Senza Fili that outlines the need, use cases and benefits of private 5G in the US airline industry.
Industry accolades received during the first half of the year include:
- SME’s 20 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing – This month, Smart Manufacturing Experience profiled a number of industry leaders and recognized Betacom CEO Johan Bjorklund for demonstrating his innovative leadership in realizing the potential for private networks to revitalize US manufacturing.
- SCF Small Cell Awards – In May 2022, the Small Cell Forum named Betacom the award winner for Outstanding Contribution to Small Cell Business Cases for developing a new business model for securely delivering truly private networks to industries across the U.S., simplifying the small cell business case by offering private networks as a managed service.
- Middle Market Fast 50 – In May 2022, Puget Sound Business Journal recognized Betacom as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Puget Sound region based on revenue rankings.
- American Stevies – In April 2022, American Business Association awarded Betacom with two Stevie Awards. Johan Bjorklund was named a ‘Maverick of the Year’ for his leadership in 5G innovation and Betacom 5G as a Service won the Gold prize in the Industrial Products and Services category.
- OnGo Awards – In February 2022, The OnGo Alliance named Betacom the OnGo Award Winner for Excellence in Enterprise Deployment for its 5GaaS trial at DFW Airport, calling it the best example of enterprise private network deployments for multiple applications. Betacom was also awarded the Judge’s Choice Award for their 5GaaS business model, citing it as an illustration of the future of private wireless.
According to Keith Dyer, editor and founder of The Mobile Network and judge of Small Cell Forum Awards, “The judges felt that Betacom’s 5G as a Service model broke down key commercial barriers to small cell deployment, by providing a fully-serviced private network package that leverages CBRS spectrum. The solution includes small cell access points, core network and a design-deploy-operate model that opens up access to 4G/5G spectrum for businesses, and creates new market opportunities for small cell providers.”
“Industry 4.0 is at the forefront of the work we are doing today for enterprise clients,” said Johan Bjorklund, CEO of Betacom. “Many are now piloting private 5G networks to determine their potential to positively impact their business outcomes. And, so far, the results are exceeding customer expectations, especially since they are able to leave the deployment and management of these networks to us. We make it easy and cost-effective for them to achieve their business goals.”
Betacom offers the first fully managed private 5G network, building on its long history as a wireless infrastructure provider to AT&T, T Mobile, and Verizon. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the company has regional offices throughout the country. Having completed more than 800 large-scale design and deployment projects, Betacom inspires confidence among their customers who have worked closely with them to meet their pressing high-performance connectivity needs. Its private 5G wireless service is the first managed service of its kind in the United States. For more information, visit www.betacom.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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