CBRS operators boosted by IMSI allocation

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Mobile World Live

Excerpt:

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) issued the first International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) numbers for operators using 3.5GHz spectrum in the US, in a move meant to accelerate commercial deployments in the band.

Development of the 15-digit code will allow operators using the spectrum, commonly referred to as Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), to interconnect with other networks. ATIS developed the IMSI in collaboration with the CBRS Alliance.

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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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