Officers, firefighters and paramedics alike need secure, reliable and fast communications. They rely on one router to connect the increasing number of critical devices in their vehicle back to HQ. That’s where Sierra Wireless comes in with three of its newest XR devices using 5G for public safety.
This on-demand webinar keeps public safety viewers up to date with the changing wireless environment by exploring:
- 5G’s frequency bands and coverage they each offer.
- Sierra Wireless’ new XR90, XR80 and XR80 LTE routers.
5G in Today’s Marketplace
5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology and offers the fastest speeds yet. 5G providers offer services in a combination of spectrums. We’ll take a closer look at high-band, mid-band and low-band and explore what each provides.
High-band: Also called millimeter wave (mmWave), this band includes frequency of 24 GHz and higher. It is compatible only with 5G technology and it the next iteration of cellular service. High-band allows for mission-critical information like video footage to uploaded 10x faster than previous generations of technology. The higher frequency does not travel as far as other bands and is most populated in dense and congested areas.
Mid-band: This includes frequency bands between 1 GHz to 6 GHz. It provides good speed and reliable coverage over significant distances. This is in part due to its improved penetration through structures. Mid-band is often deployed to bridge the gap between high-band and low-band spectrums for smooth speed and coverage. Mid-band at upper frequencies can be compatible with both 4G and 5G technology while the lower frequencies are compatible with 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G networks.
Low-band: This includes frequency bands in the 600 MHz to 1 GHz range. It provides low speed with widespread coverage and easy penetration through windows and walls. Low-band is commonly deployed in critical infrastructures such as wind farms or the gas and oil industry. Low-band is compatible with 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G networks.
Sierra Wireless’ 5G Updates
The latest Sierra Wireless XR routers are compatible with 5G to ensure departments are ready for the future of connectivity. 5G devices enable faster throughput speeds, more capacity, better latency and higher bandwidth once 5G service is activated. Any of these products give departments a strategic position to capture what they need today as well as in the future.
XR 90: A single or dual carrier 5G enabled router that is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and British Telecom networks. View Spec Sheet
XR 80: A single or dual carrier 5G enabled router that is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks. View Spec Sheet
XR80 LTE: A single carrier 4G enabled router with optional dual LTE cellular. View Spec Sheet
The wireless environment is ever-changing. Stay up to date with the latest technology trends so your department is the best – and safest – it can be.
Watch now to further explore how 5G enabled Sierra routers can benefit your fleet.