New Entrants Enter the Private Cellular Network Market
Microsoft recently showcased its Microsoft Azure-based private LTE solution at Microsoft Ignite, which was held this year in November in Orlando, Florida. The private LTE solution is provided by CommScope’s Ruckus Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) portfolio and is aimed at allowing enterprises to deploy private LTE networks without any Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) as the LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network is deployed as a service.
This comes in lieu of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) having given the green light to commence initial commercial deployment in the CBRS band (3550 MHz to 3700 MHz) in September. CommScope’s Ruckus CBRS portfolio supports both General Authorized Access (GAA) and Priority Access License (PAL) tiers of the CBRS band.
CommScope acquired Arris-Ruckus earlier this year for US$7.4 billion in a bid to target the 5G, mobility, and Internet of Things (IoT) market. This move is estimated to increase CommScope’s Total Addressable Market (TAM) by US$60 billion, with nearly US$1 billion in cash flow in its fi…
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