Mediacom Joins Cable’s Wireless Rush via CBRS Tests With Samsung

By Mike Dano

Excerpt:

Mediacom Communications, the nation’s fifth-largest cable operator with roughly 2.7 million total customers across the Midwest and Southeast, is testing wireless operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band with equipment from Samsung. The company is testing the equipment in Chester, NY, just down the street from its headquarters in Blooming Grove.

Mediacom declined to comment on the tests beyond its filing on the topic with the FCC.

Mediacom joins a wide range of large and midsized cable operators eyeing the CBRS opportunity. ComcastCharter CommunicationsCox CommunicationsMidco and others have also registered CBRS tests with the FCC.

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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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