RED, Ruckus Trial CBRS Shared Spectrum for In-Building Small Cells

RED, Ruckus Trial CBRS Shared Spectrum for In-Building Small Cells Image Credit: RED/Ruckus

RED Technologies and Ruckus Wireless announced that they have successfully completed interoperability tests their readiness for the 3.5 GHz CBRS band in the United States. 

CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio System) is a new shared spectrum scheme is being introduced in the US at 3.5GHz called CBRS, ideally suited for in-building small cells. These frameworks provide coordinated interference protection and management, protecting incumbent services while supporting both exclusive and permissive commercial access.

RED Technologies' patented cloud-based SASlive solution allows incumbents to evaluate and plan spectrum-shared deployments, localize zones for spectrum sharing geographically and minimize the likelihood of interference between the incumbent and the secondary network.

Ruckus Wireless OpenG technology-based small cells and SP Cloud management platform deliver indoor and outdoor LTE coverage and capacity with the simplicity and cost model traditionally associated with Wi-Fi. Combining multi-operator (neutral host) LTE access points with openly available CBRS spectrum, OpenG technology unlocks new business models for both enterprises and service providers, said Ruckus.

Recently approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the CBRS 3.5 GHz band provides access to 150 MHz of shared spectrum to meet the rapidly growing demand for wireless network capacity. The framework provides for shared commercial access to spectrum that is currently used by government and commercial incumbents. 

By introducing the coordination function of the spectrum access system (SAS) and protection function of the environmental sensing capability (ESC), CBRS protects the incumbent operations, providing for new commercial access on both an exclusive and permissive basis.

Michael Abitbol, Managing Director and Co-founder of RED Technologies
Our successful interoperability test with Ruckus shows how the marriage of two highly innovative companies can disrupt a global marketplace and enable life-improving 5G services.

Steve Martin, CTO, Ruckus Wireless Busines Unit, Brocade
Coordinated shared-spectrum frameworks like CBRS will revolutionize the deployment of cellular services, particularly with regard to indoor deployments by enterprises and venue owners, as well as carrier deployed managed services. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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