Firms Announce Efforts to Create 3.5-GHz CBRS Ecosystem

Federated Wireless, Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated and Ruckus Wireless say they will work to build a robust ecosystem of industry participants around use of the U.S. 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), the first band expected to support commercial shared spectrum access in spectrum formally licensed to government users.

The companies are participating in the Wireless Innovation Forum’s efforts to develop standards suited to the CBRS band.

The CBRS band represents 150 MHz of spectrum (3550-3700 MHz) that can be opened for commercial use.

Indoor access--initially focused on support of Long Term Evolution 4G networks,  is expected to be a key use of CBRS spectrum, but some believe there also could be access applications (wireless local loop).
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