Learning to Share: CBRS PAL and the FCC

by Nick Marshall | 3Q 2017 | IN-4661

U.S. carriers have lobbied the FCC to change the rules for citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) priority access license (PAL) licensing to incentivize 5G network build-outs in the 3.5 GHz band. While these changes favor nationwide mobile network operators (MNOs), they are likely to limit the growth of in-building neutral hosts and private networks using CBRS. While one solution lies in using the CBRS and the spectrum access system (SAS) itself to manage 5G and TD-LTE PAL licenses and users over the current small area census tracts, unlicensed MulteFire may offer an alternative.

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