Comba Telecom Joins CBRS Alliance
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Comments

Comba Telecom joined the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Alliance.

Google, Qualcomm, Intel, Nokia, Ruckus and Federated Wireless founded the alliance to promote Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based CBRS technology, use cases and business opportunities for its members. The alliance will also establish a product certification program for LTE equipment vendors in the U.S. to ensure compatibility and interoperability in the 3.5 GHz band.

“Cellular data is expected to increase exponentially over the next few years, and CBRS will help alleviate capacity and coverage problems and create new opportunities and business models,” said JT Park, Comba’s product manager. “We look to work with the alliance to develop new CBRS solutions to meet customers need and demands while ensuring it meets the alliances’ certification standards.”

The FCC established CBRS in 2015, reserving 150 megahertz of shared spectrum for use by commercial entities in the 3.5 GHz band for commercial use. Eighty megahertz of the spectrum will be designated for unlicensed use, and the remaining 70 megahertz will be subject to auction for a period of three years.

Last year, the FCC requested comment on changes to the rules governing the second service tier, known as priority access licenses (PAL), of the band’s three-tier framework. Industry groups said current PAL rules are helpful to spectrum-strapped critical infrastructure industry (CII) entities, while large carriers had requested changes that would benefit them.

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