Release 2 Enables Seamless Interoperability of OnGo-certified Devices for LTE and Neutral Host Network Use Cases
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – April 10, 2019 – Today, the CBRS Alliance announced that the Network and Coexistence Release 2 specifications have been finalized and published. The CBRS Alliance, focused on supporting the development, commercialization and adoption of OnGo™ LTE and 5G solutions for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, has made the specifications publicly available for download via the alliance web page.
“As the Initial Commercial Deployment phase quickly approaches, a solid framework is in place to support efficient connection and traffic management on the band,” said Alan Ewing, Executive Director of the CBRS Alliance. “The innovative, industry-leading work represented in Release 2 is setting the foundation for a new standard of wireless connectivity.”
The technical specifications for coexistence build upon baseline specifications released in 2018. They are designed to ensure compatibility across Citizens Broadband Service Devices (CBSDs). The specifications in Release 2 address enhanced network functionality in support of fixed access, private, shared and mobile broadband networks. New features include shared network identifiers, enhanced security features such as authentication, and support for mobility capabilities such as roaming into private and neutral host networks.
In addition, enhanced coexistence functionality has been added to facilitate mitigation of interference among general access (GAA) users, including alignment of signal configurations, measurement frameworks to quantify GAA interference as well as messaging protocol enhancements to support coordination of GAA users.
“The new specifications refine existing standards and further ensure the success of LTE-based OnGo deployments,” said Gary Boudreau, Chair of the CBRS Alliance’s Technical Working Group. “OnGo supports a variety of deployment types, including private LTE, neutral host networks, and more, and each require appropriate authentication and channelization standards. Network operators, device manufacturers, and end users can expect a seamless transition to high-quality OnGo networks when the FCC authorizes wide-scale commercial use of the band this year.”
A webinar reviewing Release 2 is scheduled for April 17 at 9am PT / 12pm ET. Register here.
For more information on the CBRS Alliance, and a full list of member companies, please visit www.cbrsalliance.org.
OnGo™ is uncompromised connectivity. An innovative approach to maximizing mobile broadband, OnGo is a technology that puts the power of wireless networks into the hands of those that rely on them to empower and expand business opportunities. OnGo presents nearly limitless options for enhanced customizability and allows users to tailor networks to a specific set of needs, such as Private LTE, neutral host and Industrial IoT applications. OnGo Certified is a recognized seal of approval that indicates a product’s ability to meet a high set of quality, interoperability and security standards when tested by an independent, OnGo-Authorized test laboratory. Both the OnGo brand and the OnGo Certification Program are managed and maintained by the CBRS Alliance.
About the 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. For more information, please visit www.cbrsalliance.org and follow the CBRS Alliance on LinkedIn and Twitter.