FCC approves CommScope CBRS spectrum access system

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, the company said.

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 public 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.

After 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.

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