PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, has joined the CBRS Alliance. The Alliance seeks to develop and promote innovative LTE-based solutions for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, using the shared spectrum model adopted by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the company said.
PCTEL and the CBRS Alliance believe that efficient use of this underutilized 3.5 GHz spectrum will expand coverage and capacity to meet growing wireless data demands. PCTEL scanning receivers currently support LTE network testing on the 3.5 GHz CBRS band.
PCTEL supplies antennas and wireless network testing solutions, designs and manufactures precision antennas, and provides test tools and engineering services that improve the performance of wireless networks globally. Mobile operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers use PCTEL to analyze, design, and optimize next generation wireless networks.