Anterix (NASDAQ: ATEX) announced this week that electric utilities will now have access to a new offering for accelerating efforts to deploy private wireless broadband networks. Along with shared spectrum pioneer Federated Wireless, Anterix will offer dedicated use of their 900 MHz broadband spectrum pairing it with Federated’s shared spectrum services that facilitate use of the CBRS band.
The new offering, when completed, is designed to enhance utility access to a multi-band solution for its grid communications deployment. The pairing is expected to provide wide coverage and dedicated control of licensed 900 MHz combined with the capacity and flexibility of unlicensed or licensed CBRS spectrum.
“Our focus remains centered on the nation’s utility sector. With the transformative power of 900 MHz broadband, and our utility-focused Anterix Active Ecosystem program, we are excited about the role we are playing in developing the outcomes that enable the modernization of our electric grid,” said Anterix President and CEO Rob Schwartz.
To date, Anterix has provided its low-band spectrum to large metropolitan utilities providers such as Ameren and San Diego Gas & Electric for use in building new private LTE networks.
“Close collaboration with Anterix will enable us to rapidly expand our existing CBRS market leadership into the utilities segment, which is poised for rapid innovation,” said Iyad Tarazi, founder and CEO, Federated Wireless. “We look forward to working closely with Anterix and its customers to set new standards for performance, stability and security in U.S. utility networks.”