SCTE Cable-Tec 2018: CommScope talks CBRS development, small cell concealment

By Kelly Hill, RCRWireless


ATLANTA–With the finalization of the rules for the Citizens Broadband Radio service this week, CBRS is moving ever closer to commercialization.

CommScope has been gearing up to support that commercialization for a number of years now, both on the physical network infrastructure side as well as in the underlying systems that enable CBRS spectrum-sharing, as one of the companies that has developed a Spectrum Access System.

The company recently announced that it would partner with Google on the design, deployment and operation of an Environmental Sensing Capability sensor network, which will be built out along the U.S. East and West coast to enable protection of incumbent naval radar systems through communication with the SAS, which mediates the sharing of the 3.5 GHz spectrum.

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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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