Test and Measurement: CommScope, Ericsson test CBRS interoperability


RCR Wireless


In a promising sign for an equipment ecosystem for Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum, CommScope and Ericsson said this week that they successfully completed interoperability testing of Ericsson’s equipment with CommScope’s Spectrum Access System. This is the third SAS compatibility testing under Ericsson’s belt; it previous confirmed that its equipment works with Google’s SAS as well as that of Federated Wireless. CommScope is one of four companies which have conditional approval to act as Environmental Sensing Capability operators for CBRS, to ensure that along the U.S. coasts, naval radar systems are sufficiently protected as part of the tiered spectrum sharing framework.

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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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