By Mike Collado
Throughout the wireless industry, Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has ignited speculative optimism – like a gold rush – predicated upon business opportunities to enable indoor and outdoor deployments such as Private LTE, Densification, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), and to address cellular coverage in the underserved mid-sized enterprise or “Middleprise” market. As a result, a rapidly-expanding ecosystem has formed consisting of myriad participants seeking to capture share in the emerging CBRS-enabled marketplace.
History reveals some strike it big, many find it unprofitable, and others go bust. Today’s CBRS Gold Rush displays both direct and nuanced correlations with other notable gold rushes. Here are three distinguishing characteristics…