Test and Measurement: Charter to test large enterprise CBRS network

By Kelly Hill

Excerpt:

Cable company Charter Communications plans to build a 100-node private network at its offices in Centennial, Colorado, using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum at 3.5 GHz to test the technology’s ability to support an enterprise network located mostly indoors.

According to an Special Temporary Authority application approved this week by the Federal Communications Commission, Charter said that it will install about 100 base stations and use about 500 fixed and mobile devices during the testing.

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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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