Learning to Share: CBRS PAL and the FCC
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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