30 Apr Google Chief Wireless Architect Touts CBRS as the Key for WiSPs to Transition Away from Part-90 3.65GHz networks to state-of-the-art LTE infrastructure.
Codium Networks Info-report
April 30th – 2020
Google’s Chief Wireless Architect, Preston Marshall who also chairs WinnForum and the CBRS Alliance appeared in a recent Competitive Carrier’s Association webinar and emphasized the importance of the new CBRS zero-cost 3.5GHz spectrum licenses, as the way forward for Wireless Internet Service Providers who need to transition their Fixed Wireless Access service away from their old Part-90 network.
“It opens up the use of the same radio network and puts the wireless broadband industry essentially on the same path as the carrier 5G technology,” said Marshall. “I think this is a real opportunity to create a much more hybrid service than the stove-pipe that exists between fixed wireless and MNO operations today.”
CBRS, marketed under the brand OnGo is a new framework of rules set up by the FCC which allows among other things the use of zero-cost, fresh new spectrum in the 3.5GHz range; this enables the more budget constrained Internet Service Providers to roll-out the latest and most cost-effective LTE networks to cover their local subscriber markets.
If you’re a WiSP and are interested in finding out more about how you can apply for zero cost 3.5GHz spectrum and roll-out a low-cost, operationally friendly LTE network, with the option to later transition to 5G or to ofering cellular service, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.