One of the most obvious use cases for pLTE+ is in the educational sector—universities and school districts in particular. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of distance and hybrid learning models, it has also exposed the wide and persistent gaps in the digital divide. As a result of unequal access to high-speed broadband connections, both K–12 and college environments saw large numbers of students who were effectively disenfranchised by the sudden shift away from in-person learning. pLTE+ helps smooth this transition in future and eliminate the digital divide by giving students increased ability to engage in remote learning, even if they happen to fall outside the institution's pLTE service area or have no personal broadband access at home. Given that schools typically operate within tightly controlled budgets, the expanded device options that pLTE+ brings also allows for more choices.
Benefits of Private LTE+
Private LTE (pLTE) puts carrier-class communications technology into the hands of public and private enterprises, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and other players outside the telecom industry. Through pLTE, these organizations are able to deploy and operate a highly customized cellular network that better serves specialized needs such as distance learning, IoT enablement and secure communications. For all its benefits, however, traditional private LTE can be a self-contained "walled garden" that limits flexibility and productivity. pLTE+ removes these limitations to give organizations the best of both worlds. By leveraging pLTE+, organizations can retain granular control of roaming and cybersecurity policies even as their users enjoy the freedom of off-network connectivity on national carrier platforms. This opens up new opportunities for collaboration and remote work, enhances security and allows organizations of all sizes to tap into a wider ecosystem of devices. Telrad has several cost-effective solutions and carrier partnerships in place that are making pLTE+ a feasible option for a growing number of organizations across multiple industries and verticals