5G Starts Here: Betacom 5G-as-a-Service To accelerate Enterprise access to private wireless networks for the automation of business-critical applications, Betacom launched Betacom 5G-as-a-Service in May 2021, the industry’s first fully managed private wireless service. Now, U.S. enterprises have streamlined access to cost-effective, high-performance 4G/5G networks that they control, without adding new expertise or headcount. Betacom 5G-as-a-Service is a turnkey end-to-end service. Built on the foundation of a nationwide team of experts who have deployed wireless networks for the top U.S. MNOs for decades, Betacom designs, plans, builds and operates the private wireless network using the latest O-RAN and virtual core technologies running over CBRS spectrum. Radios are 4G today and upgradeable to 5G as the 5G device ecosystem matures in 2022. Betacom Enterprise customers retain ownership of the network and data, with network management delivered via the world-class Betacom Security and Service Operations Center, a modern AI-driven NOC hosted on Microsoft Azure. Betacom is engaged in conversations with customers across the U.S. who want the high-performance, low latency and security of 5G, but who want the networks to be private so that they can maintain local and secure control of their business data. Private 4G/5G networks have incredible potential to revolutionize the way that many industries, including transportation, manufacturing, and logistics, conduct their business and accelerate progress as they implement their Industry 4.0 strategies. However, design, deployment and management of these complex networks can be strong barriers to realizing the benefits. Betacom identified this growing need in 2020 and developed Betacom 5G-as-a-Service – a managed solution that enables Enterprises of all sizes to eliminate these barriers. Betacom is an expert at building and managing wireless networks, so the Enterprise can focus on their core business without having to worry about operating the network or adding resources. Any new network must be designed to help Enterprises effectively face the growing threat of cybersecurity attacks, and IoT devices can be particularly vulnerable as they increase the surface area for potential attacks. Betacom has built network security into every element of its service, with a Zero Trust design principle. Its solution is based on 4G/5G standards, using both SIMs and multifactor authentication to ensure that only authorized devices are allowed onto the network. All network components are deployed behind the Enterprise firewall, and traffic is separated so that customer data stays inside the business. The data Betacom uses to monitor and manage the network is encrypted end-to-end, adding additional security without impacting network performance or bandwidth. Betacom manages the network from a modern Network Operations Center – the Betacom Security and Service Operations Center (SSOC). The SSOC is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to proactively monitor the network and dynamically respond to threats in real time. Transportation hubs like airports seeking efficiency, manufacturing facilities that need reliable robotics, warehouses that require logistics automation to streamline operations, large retail environments that need flexible store layouts and computer vision for consumer insights – these are the businesses that will see immediate benefit from this first-of-its-kind private wireless service.