Several wireless companies have formed an alliance to tackle the challenges of commercializing the shared 3.5 GHz band. Calling themselves the Citizens Radio Broadband Service (CRBS) Alliance, initial members include Google, Federated Wireless, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus Wireless.
The goal is to enable carriers and
enterprises to seamlessly and cost-effectively alleviate the challenges
of sharing and managing spectrum while improving the performance and
capacity of wireless networks for their customers,” said Federated
Wireless CEO Iyad Tarazi.
The band consists of 150 MHz of spectrum (3550-3700 MHz). The FCC adopted rules for commercial use of the band last April. Continue Reading