CommScope received official notification from
the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that its spectrum access system
(SAS) to support the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is now certified for
initial commercial deployment. With the notification
earlier this year from the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences that its Environmental
Sensing Capability (ESC) sensor passed testing, and the addition of Ruckus
Networks’ Band 48 CBRS devices (or access points) and cloud services, CommScope
is poised to deliver on the promise of wireless coverage and capacity for in-building,
public spaces and IoT.
With the FCC
notification DA-19-915, organizations across a wide variety of
verticals will be able to put 150 MHz of spectrum to use for a host of applications,
including fixed wireless access, small cell deployments and in-building and
private LTE networks. Private LTE networks will enable organizations to address
challenging, critical use cases that only a dedicated, secure,
ultra-high-quality network can reliably support. CommScope initial commercial
deployments will demonstrate fixed wireless access, private LTE and IoT use
cases in multiple markets.
CLICK TO TWEET: FCC approves CommScope CBRS Spectrum Access System for initial commercial deployment.
public notice from the FCC, companies can finally enter initial commercial
deployment and begin to realize the value that private LTE can bring to their buildings,
campuses, employees, customers and business,” said Iain Gillott, president and
founder of iGR. “CommScope is demonstrating its commitment to bringing CBRS to
life with a full solution consisting of CBRS access points, SAS and ESC. The industry
needs an end-to-end solution to give organizations the ability to quickly, and
confidently, deploy LTE-based wireless solutions.”
reviewing close to 1,000 SAS test results and collaborating with the Department
of Defense, the FCC approved SAS administrators to go into initial commercial
deployment, the final phase before full FCC certification. This enables
organizations to capitalize on the promise of CBRS by implementing LTE networks
to support business applications.
In 2018, AT&T
announced CommScope was selected as the SAS provider for its first
5G-ready CBRS network solution. In addition, CommScope’s SAS is in trials with
other major carriers for customers in a variety of industries.
“This is an
exciting time for CBRS,” said Ben Cardwell, senior vice president of Mobility
Solutions, CommScope. “After years of collaboration with industry and
government on CBRS, CommScope is pleased to enter the last phase of SAS
certification and is prepared to move to full commercial service offering a
complete portfolio of CBRS solutions for use cases and business opportunities.”
sees the value of CBRS in many business verticals, including manufacturing.
These benefits are already recognized in CommScope’s manufacturing facility in
Euless, Texas using CBRS devices managed by the CommScope SAS to provide
high-bandwidth, low latency connections to remote video equipment monitoring
the facility. Select IoT devices are also connected to the CommScope
private LTE CBRS network.
than 40 years, CommScope has been a leading provider of spectrum sharing
products and services with a record of designing and supporting
mission-critical solutions such as E911. CommScope’s SAS system and ESC network,
designed and built on decades of spectrum management expertise, enable wireless
networks to tap into valuable new capacity of 3.5 GHz band. With the addition
Networks’ CBRS-band LTE access points and cloud services into
CommScope’s portfolio, enterprises now have access to secure, cost-effective
LTE coverage as well as support for Industrial IoT connectivity.
Earlier this year, CommScope was approved by WInnForum as a Certified
Professional Installer (CPI) Training Program Administrator for CBRS. The accreditation
allows CommScope to offer training to installation professionals who want to
attain CBRS CPI certification.
Alliance is hosting a celebration and launch
event on September 18 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.
The event will highlight the collaboration that helped move CBRS along as well
as feature vendors and service providers that will offer devices and services.
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