Dense Air, one of the partners in the AutoAir 5G testbed is now using experience gained from AutoAir in other parts of the world. They have designed and built a 5G small cell development network in Dublin, Ireland. The ‘neutral host’ small cell network enhances and extends connectivity throughout the smart docklands area, enabling development of private networks, wireless backhaul, and IoT connectivity to the benefit of building owners, occupiers, mobile operators and ultimately their subscribers.
Dense Air is a pioneer of the neutral host deployment model, which enables several different mobile network operators to share the same physical infrastructure rather than each deploy their own radio equipment. The company combines the neutral host model with hyper-dense small cell deployment, such as the one that has been build as part of the AutoAir project at Millbrook Proving Ground, where 89 small cell base stations have been deployed on 59 sites.
Dense Air has published a white paper, "unlocking 5G for a connected city", that describes their approach in relation to their work in Dublin.