The CBRS Alliance Announces the Finalists of the Inaugural 2020 OnGo Awards

OnGo deployments were shortlisted for the first ever OnGo Awards to recognize the innovations taking place in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – December 7, 2020– The CBRS Alliance, an industry organization focused on driving the development, commercialization, and adoption of OnGo™ shared spectrum solutions, today announced the finalists of the inaugural 2020 OnGo Awards. The OnGo Awards recognize innovations in delivering real-world OnGo solutions that also highlight the market impact of shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band. The winners will be announced in January 2021.

As the first annual OnGo Awards, the 2020 award program marks a pivotal year for the shared spectrum and wireless technology market that began with the Full Commercial Deployment of OnGo after being authorized by the FCC in January 2020. In addition to the Full Commercial Deployment, the successful CBRS Priority Access License (PAL) Auction took place in August and resulted in $4.6 billion in licenses being awarded, as well as the CBRS Alliance growing to over 189 members strong.

“This year’s finalists demonstrate the great promise for the future of the wireless connectivity market as we approach widespread 5G NR adoption and the increased need for secure, reliable connectivity to support our day-to-day communications,” shares CBRS Alliance Executive Director Alan Ewing.

The 2020 OnGo Award finalists included:

OnGo Award finalists were selected based on their distinction in business models, ease of deployment, cost savings, new service offerings, and cutting-edge technology. The finalists will be narrowed down to the winners by this year’s judges led by Joe Madden, Founder and Chief Analyst at Mobile Experts; Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks & 5G at Heavy Reading; Iain Gillott, Founder and President at iGR; Ken Rehbehn, Directing Analyst, OMDIA; Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director at Mobile Ecosystem; and Monica Paolini, Principal at Senza Fili.

A huge congratulations to this year’s OnGo Awards finalists! We look forward to seeing who our selected winners are in the new year, as well as the continued growth of the OnGo device ecosystem and deployments as they  further reshape the way that spectrum is used and refine the operations of businesses across the country. To learn more about OnGo, visit https://www.cbrsalliance.org/why-ongo/.

About OnGo™

OnGo™ is uncompromised connectivity. An innovative approach to maximizing mobile broadband, OnGo is a technology that puts the power of wireless networks into the hands of those that rely on them to empower and expand business opportunities. OnGo presents nearly limitless options for enhanced customizability and allows users to tailor networks to a specific set of needs, such as Private LTE, neutral host and Industrial IoT applications. OnGo Certified is a recognized seal of approval that indicates a product’s ability to meet a high set of quality, interoperability and security standards when tested by an independent, OnGo-Authorized test laboratory. Both the OnGo brand and the OnGo Certification Program are managed and maintained by the CBRS Alliance.


About OnGo Alliance

The OnGo Alliance believes that 4G and 5G 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 the CBRS band’s full potential, the OnGo Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making OnGo solutions available. The mission of the OnGo Alliance is to evangelize 4G and 5G OnGo technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator capabilities. The Alliance also established an effective product certification program for OnGo equipment in the U.S. 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability. For more information, please visit www.cbrsalliance.org and follow the OnGo Alliance on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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