Citizens Broadband Radio System (CBRS) Ecosystem Gets Ready to Roll

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2Q 2018 | IN-5105


Poised for Imminent FCC Decisions


The arrival CBRS, the first shared spectrum technology, in the small cell form factor, will lower the cost for achieving good indoor coverage and capacity and challenge conventional distributed antenna systems (DAS) technologies with a deployment cost equivalent to Wi-Fi, bringing affordable in-building wireless within the reach of many. In addition, CBRS will usher in new business models such as quad play for cable operators, and private LTE for enterprises, industrial and manufacturing verticals as well as offering economical alternatives for wireless internet service providers, neutral hosts, mobile network operator capacity offload and network densification.

Signaling how eager the CBRS ecosystem is to move toward commercial deployments in shared spectrum, Verizon recently announced that it is partnering with Alphabet/Google, Nokia, and Corning/SpiderCloud Wireless, in addition to its previously announced partnerships with Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Federated Wireless. Verizon plans to offer a private LTE network service using CBRS to its clients who need greate…

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