THE WHO, WHAT, AND WHY
The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) as part of its National Broadband Plan. It hasn’t gotten as much attention as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), but it’s an important development that should have a wide impact.
CBRS is not a new technology it is a band of 150MHz of carrier-grade LTE and 5G cellular spectrum for mobile use by public and private networks. 150MHz might not seem like much, but consider that a major wireless carrier uses about 130MHz for all its networks combined.
The market is ripe for a new entrant in the cellular space - emerging technologies are preparing to address these problems and provide solutions for the hyper-connected indoor spaces of tomorrow. Of these technologies, Private LTE is the most promising and most affordable,; and in 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the allocation of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). This new spectrum means that Private LTE networks will perform significantly better than Wi-Fi, at comparable prices, through better reliability, security, and flexibility.
Shared spectrum – a global 1st
Private LTE and 5G networks over CBRS provides enterprise authority over wireless coverage and capacity
Beyond ‘wireless’, private cellular networks assures seamless mobility
Numerous benefits for enterprise and industrial applications where productivity and security must be maintained at higher levels
Carrier-grade data connections with mobility and roaming capabilities, SIM-based security, and support for IoT devices
Complements the existing Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks and supports the digital transformation towards the adoption of 5G networks