UPDATE CommScope was one of four companies whose spectrum access system (SAS) to support 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) was approved this week by the FCC for full commercial deployment. With this announcement, CommScope says its SAS will become a foundation to open up 150 MHz of CBRS spectrum that until now had limited use.
With the FCC Public Notice DA-20-110A1, organizations from mobile network operators and neutral host network operators to private enterprises, WISPs, and municipalities will be able to put CBRS to use for a range of applications, including mobile, fixed wireless access, IoT, small cell deployments and in-building cellular and private LTE networks.
“It is exciting to see the full capability of CBRS now available,” said Monica Paolini, Principal of Senza Fili. “Many trials are now live and show how the technology can be commercially deployed in multiple verticals and multiple use cases.”
“Ruckus is a founding member of the CBRS Alliance and CommScope has been in the spectrum management business for more than 40 years. This is truly a pivotal milestone for both CBRS and CommScope,” said Mike Guerin, vice president of Integrated Solutions at CommScope.