What is CBRS?
CBRS is 150 MHz of spectrum – ranging from 3550 – 3700 MHz – in the 3.5 GHz band. Used sparingly by the U.S government and other entities, this band was identified by the FCC as additional spectrum for shared wireless private broadband.
CBRS: Citizens Broadband Radio Service
When did CBRS become available?
In 2015, the U.S. FCC approved the use of Band 48 – also known as CBRS for shared wireless access. Thus enabling private LTE broadband for commercial enterprises and improving coverage and capacity.
How does the CBRS Alliance work?
The CBRS Alliance is a group of more than 120 member companies who are dedicated to promoting LTE-based technology – branded as “OnGo” – as well as use cases and business opportunities.
Is CBRS cost effective?
Deploying a robust voice and data network like CBRS is not a large capital investment. It's provided as a service, so you’ll pay a predictable monthly fee instead of an upfront capital expense.
Why is CBRS significant?
How does CBRS work?
CBRS is designed with a three-tiered spectrum sharing framework. At the top is the Incumbent Access tier followed by a Priority Access tier. The final tier is General Authorized Access, covering the remainder of the spectrum available for general use.
How does CBRS compare to WiFi?
CBRS overcomes the limitations of WiFi and provides a more efficient option for large commercial enterprises. WiFi coverage and capacity can be limited. CBRS gives commercial enterprises two-times the capacity and up to four-times the range of WiFi.
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