Successful Compatibility and Coexistence Demonstrated by 16 of the Industry’s Leading SAS Administrators and Device Manufacturers
LOUISVILLE, CO. – Sept. 5, 2018 – Today, the CBRS Alliance, an industry organization focused on driving the development, commercialization, and adoption of OnGo™ shared spectrum solutions, announced the results of its inaugural OnGo Interoperability Test Event. Hosted by CableLabs and attended by government dignitaries, the initiative drew more than 20 member companies, including five of the nation’s Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrators: Amdocs, CommScope, Federated Wireless, Google, and Sony. Eleven of the telecom industry’s prominent device manufacturers were active participants in the event as well, including: Airspan, Accelleran, Arris (Ruckus Networks), Baicells, BLiNQ Networks, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Gemtek Technology Co., Juni Global, Sercomm Corporation and Telrad Networks.
“While there have been a number of recent accomplishments toward commercial deployment, the technical achievements showcased by our members at last week’s Interoperability Test Event was by far one of the most significant milestones to date,” said Dave Wright, President of the CBRS Alliance. “After a successful round of interoperability tests and with Initial Commercial Deployment (ICD) on the horizon, we are confident that OnGo-enabled business opportunities are imminent.”
The SAS Administrators at the CBRS Alliance’s Interoperability Test Event fostered more than 50 successful interactions. Of the mandatory tests performed, there was a 98 percent – or better – test completion rate with no recorded failures. The interactions tested the critical functions required for support of all the use cases the CBRS Alliance has identified as most relevant for spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band, including mobile network densification, fixed wireless, neutral host, and private LTE for both enterprise and industrial IoT use.
The high success rate and impressive participation serves as additional proof of the substantial traction the CBRS Alliance is making in its pursuit of enabling commercialization and adoption of OnGo technology.
“Last week’s Interoperability Test Event was an incredible illustration of the power of collaboration and as a result of this cooperation – across member organizations, industry liaisons and the CBRS Alliance Working Groups – we proved that the OnGo ecosystem will offer tremendous benefits to end users across market verticals,” said Alan Ewing, Executive Director of the CBRS Alliance. “Notably, this event provided the first ever connection attempt between certain devices and SASs. The connections were quickly made in each case and underscored the quality of the OnGo specifications and the maturity of vendor implementations.”
Those interested in learning more about how OnGo provides uncompromised LTE connectivity are invited to attend the CBRS Alliance’s second annual Partner Program at Mobile World Congress Americas, “Catch the OnGo Wave,” in Los Angeles on Sept. 12. The program will feature keynote speakers Julius Knapp, Chief, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology; Craig Cowden, SVP Wireless Technology, Charter Communications, and Gordon Mansfield, VP Converged Access & Device Technology, AT&T. The seminar also includes other prominent speakers from across industry organizations to explore the massive business opportunities OnGo (CBRS) will enable for operators, managed service providers, and enterprises.
The most recent updates on industry momentum and traction toward the commercialization of OnGo in the 3.5 GHz band can be found at www.cbrsalliance.org on LinkedIn and @OnGoWireless on Twitter.
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 Certification Authorized Test Laboratory. Both the OnGo brand and the OnGo Certification Program are managed and maintained by the CBRS Alliance. Learn more about the expanded business opportunities OnGo is enabling on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About CBRS Alliance
The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the 3.5 GHz band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize the full potential of spectrum sharing, the CBRS Alliance enables a robust ecosystem through the management of the OnGo brand, and the OnGo Certification Program. For more information, please visit www.cbrsalliance.org and learn more about the expanded business opportunities OnGo is enabling.
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