CBRS 101: Initial Commercial Deployment Plans Hit the FCC

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Cablefax

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If you haven’t heard of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service, just wait. Monday was the deadline for Spectrum Access System [SAS] administrators to submit their initial commercial deployment plans to the FCC. This is pretty big stuff as it’s a unique approach to spectrum management, with commercial use sharing bandwidth with the military. It’s seen as a highly effective way to deliver wireless coverage to indoor venues, airports, Smart Cities, transportation grids and industrial manufacturing. And this isn’t way off in the future, with commercial deployment expected to begin before the end of the year.

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About CBRS Alliance

The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’ full potential, the CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available. The mission of the CBRS Alliance is to evangelize LTE-based CBRS technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator LTE capabilities. The Alliance will also establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability.

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