Ericsson Receives FCC Certification for CBRS Shared Spectrum
Ericsson received the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) certification for its CBRS portfolio.
The 3.5 GHz CBRS band for LTE will be used to improve wireless broadband access and performance in the U.S. Comprising 150 MHz of 3.5 GHz shared spectrum, the CBRS band has been used by the federal government for radar systems and commercial fixed satellite systems. Portions of the band have been approved for shared use and radio equipment supporting CBRS is now available, including Ericsson’s indoor and outdoor small cell offerings, and part of the Ericsson Radio System.
The shared spectrum approach adopted in the CBRS band is key to meeting service providers’ network capacity challenges as data demands increase, according to the release. CBRS will also open up new opportunities for private LTE operators, enterprise and cable companies, and will support mobile broadband and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) applications.