Wireless Innovation Forum Announces Approval of CommScope as CBRS Root of Trust Certificate Authority

Joins current RoT CAs DigiCert, Insta and Kyrio

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2020 –The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) announced today CommScope as an approved Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Root of Trust Certificate Authority (CA). A supporting Request for Proposals seeking candidates was distributed in May 2017 and multiple organizations applied. Other approved CAs include DigiCert, Insta and Kyrio.

“As interest in CBRS continues to grow, network operators and other organizations are increasingly looking for partners with the expertise, services, and solutions they need to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy secure CBRS networks,” said Ben Cardwell, senior vice president and segment leader, Venue and Campus Networks, at CommScope. “CommScope’s approval as one of only four CBRS Root CAs further strengthens our position as a one-stop shop for organizations seeking a trusted partner for their CBRS network deployments.”

As a WInnForum approved Root of Trust Operator, CommScope can now provide RSA-based and elliptic curve-based CA and device certificates anchored by a CBRS Root CA through its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Center. CommScope’s PKI Center has generated over five billion keys for various security ecosystems and successfully completed annual Certificate Authority WebTrust compliance audits, including compliance with the WInnForum CBRS standards and commercial separation of internal and external customer device businesses.

More information about the CA program can be found here. The standards used for CBRS operations as well as information on the CA program and supporting documents, produced by the Forum’s Spectrum Sharing Committee (SSC), are available here.

The SSC benefits from participation of a broad-based group that includes wireless carriers, network equipment manufacturers, potential SAS and ESC Administrators, satellite operators, existing 3650-3700 MHz band licensees, and other parties with an interest in the 3550 MHz band.

To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, or to become involved with the SSC, visit: http://www.WirelessInnovation.org.

 

About the Wireless Innovation Forum
Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to advocating for spectrum innovation, and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit www.WirelessInnovation.org. Forum projects are supported by platinum sponsors Motorola SolutionsLeonardo and Thales.

About CommScope
CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) and the recently acquired ARRIS and Ruckus Networks are redefining tomorrow by shaping the future of wired and wireless communications. Our combined global team of employees, innovators and technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to anticipate what’s next and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Discover more at www.commscope.com.


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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