MulteFire is an LTE-based technology for small cells operating standalone in unlicensed or shared spectrum. MulteFire is envisioned to broaden the LTE ecosystem to new markets and new entities without licensed spectrum and deployments ranging from enhanced consumer experience for local area mobile broadband to private deployments for the industrial IoT:
An LTE-based technology that is intended to operate solely in unlicensed or shared spectrum combining the performance benefits of LTE with the simplicity of Wi-Fi like deployments.
Expected to deliver enhanced coverage, increased capacity, full mobility for better user experiences, and security in local area deployments. A future proof technology that will enable self-organizing hyper-dense small cell deployments.
MulteFire is expected to provide mutual value across the ecosystem, acting as a neutral host to serve multiple entities, or provide dedicated broadband services at enterprises, venues or for clusters of residences.
It is designed to be deployed at enterprises for employees and beyond, in large venues for everyone, in small businesses for customers, by entities providing industrial IoT connectivity, or by existing wireless operators.
To support the common interests of members, developers and users in the application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and next generation mobile cellular technology in configurations that use only unlicensed or shared radio spectrum.
The mission of the Alliance is to evangelize MulteFire technology, use cases, business opportunities, and to drive global technical specification development, establish a world class product certification program, drive future evolution of MulteFire technology and promote effective legislation and regulatory policy. Its areas of business focus include enterprise and industrial access, IoT networks and neutral host solutions.