NTIA’s ITS wraps final CBRS test reports

By Monica Alleven


The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) released final test reports on Thursday to commercial entities that participated in spectrum sharing tests in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.

According to the agency, the completed tests will drive progress toward initial commercial deployments in the band—something the industry has been waiting on for a long time. Eight months ago, CBRS proponents quietly worried that the government was taking too long to test elements of the technology.

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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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