Ericsson, Agri-Valley Services and NewCore Wireless will conduct a joint 4G LTE trial using 600 MHz of spectrum in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2018.
The trial, taking place in Caro, Michigan, will be the first-of-its-kind with a regional carrier in the United States.
Agri-Valley Services is testing the performance of 600 MHz band for fixed wireless access for its subscribers. A successful trial would validate the commercial use of this spectrum in the regional carrier marketplace. NewCore Wireless, a leader in providing hosted solutions for regional carriers, will offer hosted core services for Agri Valley Services.
The 600 MHz low-band spectrum allows operators to extend and enhance coverage by utilizing low band radio wave propagation. For example, in rural areas more coverage can be provided per cell site, which drastically improves economics. This enables a more competitive and ultimately a better choice of wireless service for customers.