With the CBRS commercial launch in September 2019, CBRS has become a reality, with deployments by enterprises and service providers. Initial networks use GAA (no license required), and licenses will be issued through the PAL auction in June 2020.
It is an exciting time. After years of work from a wide range of players in a lively ecosystem that includes vendors, enterprises and service providers, along with the FCC, the CBRS Alliance, the WInnForum and incumbent users, we will find out how successful CBRS will be, who will deploy it, and what use cases will be most compelling ones.
In this Deep Dive report, we take a look at how the CBRS ecosystem has developed to support deployments of the new technology and we review the initial deployments. The report includes extensive conversations with CBRS ecosystem players about their approach to the market and their vision for the future of CBRS.
The report includes conversations with:
Art King, In-Building Networks Group, Corning
Mickael Batariere, CBRS and Broadband Product Line Manager, Sequans Communications
Neeraj Patel, VP and GM, Software Services and Solutions, Radisys
Catherine Melquist, Senior Director of Global Channel Partner Development at NetNumber and President of the Mobile Satellite Users Association
Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Dave Wright, President, CBRS Alliance
Mansoor Hanif, Ex-Chief Technology Officer, Ofcom
Caroline Chan, VP and GM, Network Business Incubator Division, Intel