What is CBRS and How Can It Help Your Business?

This new band of spectrum called CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service), is a great opportunity for businesses and consumers alike. However, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about how it works.

So, what is CBRS?

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is a band (band 48) that can be used by anyone, but it’s especially useful for three types of users: Incumbent Users such as the Navy who need special frequencies; Priority Access Licensees for private organizations with priority access at certain times, or General Authorized Access – unlicensed people using this spectrum without any government approval.

The CBRS Network functions on a 3.5 GHz to 3.7 GHz spectrum. In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 3.5 GHz as an “innovation band” to be opened up for new mobile users. While the “innovation band” has evolved into what is now known as CBRS, it’s opening up a major opportunity for unlicensed users and enterprise organizations who want to use 5G or LTE.

How Does CRBS Work?

Say you want the best wireless technology, but don’t know where to start because wireless technology can be confusing. With so many options available, it’s hard to know which one is right for you.

For those who have been waiting for the latest and greatest technology, CBRS Band 48 may be what you’re looking for. This CBRS spectrum range consists mainly of 3.5 GHz to 3.7 GHz which can either provide 4G LTE or fixed 5GHz NR networking capabilities with amazing speed. The entire system relies on these standards developed by over 300 engineers/60 organizations, alongside FCC regulations. They are very important details when installing this type of deployment. Following all guidelines ensures compatibility between devices, and certification programs help establish consistent installation practices.

What Can CBRS Radio do for Your Business

As your business grows, so does your demand for wireless connectivity. However, traditional wireless technologies like Wi-Fi don’t offer the coverage or reliability you need.

CBRS offers businesses the opportunity to develop their own private LTE or 5G networks. They both offer fast wireless connectivity that can be used for critical applications which require wider coverage than what is otherwise available from public spectrum bandwidths.

The potential for CBRS LTE is endless. CBRS LTE provides up-to 10x wider coverage than other technologies while using SIM authentication and centralized encryption which means your mobile device will handover seamlessly between different networks at an unnoticeable speed. This means your business leverages ROI while increasing efficiency and productivity.

Motorola Nitro™ - CBRS Private LTE Network

With so many options available, it can be hard to find the right communications solution for your needs. Cellular networks are often slow and don’t cover all areas while dedicated private networks might cost too much or come with restrictions on what you’re able to do when connected — such as bandwidth usage! A better way is needed that combines features from both traditional phone systems with internet connection speeds at an affordable price point without sacrificing security.

On-premise, private LTE is the best way to get more done with your business. With twice as much capacity and up to four times longer range, it’s no wonder that Nitro CBRS Private LTE can help you stay connected. With the ability to extend your existing devices, you can have secure voice conversations across your plant or even the country with MOTOTRBO interoperability. This is available for portable two-way radios, and this feature connects up to two devices simultaneously through Wi-Fi so you can have a seamless conversation no matter where it takes place.

Additionally, with Motorola Nitro, network management hassles are a thing of the past. With full control at your fingertips, you can view real time statistics and adjust settings for optimal performance without having to worry about contacting anyone or opening up complex software programs. Network components are tested and validated to work seamlessly together. Motorola handles this solution end-to-end so you are confident that all network elements are reliable for your business’s needs.

Contact Wireless Today

CBRS is a new technology that was developed to improve the quality of wireless service for businesses and consumers. This is great news for businesses in Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey because it means they will have access to faster, more reliable communication without having to compete with other users for bandwidth. If you’re interested in learning more about how CBRS can benefit your business, contact Wireless today for a free demo and systems analysis. We would be happy to discuss your options and help you get started using this exciting new technology.
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