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FUTURE TECH FOR TERMINALS
Figure 1 presents a summary of the advantages and disad-
At the same time, widespread pressure placed on govern- vantages of Ethernet and Wi-Fi as compared to a private LTE ments has freed up spectrum for use by enterprises in indus- network. There are additional features with the latest releases. trial and other applications from healthcare to mining. Addi-
Release 4.9G has speci? c enhancements for handling IoT de- tionally, 4G/LTE vendors have developed solutions that use vices, as well as the ability to create secure slices within the unlicensed (e.g., Multe? re) or ‘lightly’ licensed spectrum. network to provide speci? c quality-level controls (QoS) for
They have also begun to produce enterprise-sized versions of applications, for instance, higher bandwidth for video or low the technology that are no more dif? cult to install and main- latency for automated or remotely controlled operations.
tain than a standard LAN or Wi-Fi mesh network. The result
Over the coming ? ve years, 4G/LTE is designed to evolve is that port authorities and terminal operators now have better into 5G, which will be like a super-charged wireless Ethernet. In choices as they plan for their digital futures.
other words, it will be able to handle any of the applications cur-
Figure 1: Private 4G/LTE combines the best of Wi-Fi and Ethernet and adds high-speed mobility 46 Maritime Logistics Professional July/August 2019 | |