AT&T Selects Samsung and CommScope for CBRS Network Rollout

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AT&T announced that it has selected Samsung and CommScope to supply the company with its first 5G-ready Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) network solution.

Samsung will provide CBRS compliant radios and base station equipment, while CommScope was selected as the Spectrum Access System (SAS) provider.

CBRS is an innovative spectrum band which allows both licensed and shared access that helps enable efficient use of finite spectrum resources. 

AT&T plans to start testing CBRS equipment in our labs early next year and plan to rollout commercial CBRS technology in U.S. cities beginning in late 2019.

As part of the rollout, AT&T will start by using LTE in CBRS Spectrum and then migrate to 5G.

The Operator said it will primarily use the CBRS solution to deliver home and enterprise broadband services. 

Samantha Lewe, GM, AT&T
When we looked at CBRS spectrum, we saw a promising opportunity to use this spectrum band to expand our fixed wireless access network to additional cities across the U.S as well as other opportunities for future use cases.

Wilf Norrlinger, VP, Networks Division, Samsung
Samsung is a big believer in using LTE-based technologies and 5G innovation to expand broadband availability across the U.S., and we look forward to playing a central role in accelerating this evolution.

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