What are Private Networks?

A private network is a network inaccessible to the public, designed only to be used by a specific group of users, such as employees within a company or devices within a factory or premises. Private networks are expected to be far more secure and resilient than public networks because access is restricted to authorized users/devices. Private networks can provide faster data transfer speeds, better control over network traffic, and privacy for sensitive or proprietary information. Private networks are commonly used in businesses and organizations to connect employees, share files and resources, protect their confidentiality, and facilitate communication.

Private Networks can use a variety of connectivity technology. The most popular choice nowadays is mobile cellular technology, especially 5G. Mobile Private Networks (MPN) using 5G are often written as Private 5G (P5G) Networks.