Lessons learned from CBRS should be applied to other bands: Federated

By Monica Alleven, Editor, FierceWireless


Federated Wireless, which made a name for itself preparing to serve as a Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrator for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, believes there are plenty of other spectrum bands that are ideal candidates for spectrum sharing.

Its suggestions are worth noting, because in the early days when the 3.5 GHz CBRS band was first being developed in the U.S., stakeholders said the unique spectrum sharing model could be applied to other bands should it prove successful. Whether it proves successful is yet to be seen; it’s poised for commercial lift-off in a portion of the band by year’s end, although by the CBRS Alliance’s count, it’s already established itself as a successful undertaking.

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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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