Suite of Vendors Snag FCC Certification for CBRS Equipment

By Bevin Fletcher, Senior Reporter, ECN Mag

Excerpt:

As the FCC readies to tackle the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band at its open meeting later this month, the CBRS Alliance and Wireless Innovation (WInnForum) Forum on Tuesday touted the first generation of CBRS devices certified by the agency.

Vendors that received CBRS equipment certification include Ericsson, Nokia, Sercomm, and Arris’ Ruckus Networks.

“The Wireless Innovation Forum is excited to congratulate these members on receiving their FCC equipment authorizations,” said Lee Pucker, CEO of the Wireless Innovation Forum, in a statement. “This major milestone in the commercialization of the CBRS band represents the first of what we believe will be many more certifications announced over the next few months as the industry moves towards Initial Commercial Deployment.”

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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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