For immediate release
Jan 28, 2019.

IoT4Net Joins Deployment and Operations Task Group with CBRS Alliance

CBRS Alliance is finally developing commercial deployments in the 3.5 GHZ Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. The CBRS Alliance OnGo, the trade association has created a new task group dedicated to deployment and operations.
The new task group, co-chaired by American Tower’s Piyush Raj, is focused on “identifying, defining and implementing end-to-end deployment models and operational best practices for OnGo connectivity, including the interconnections between networks, network operators and roaming hubs,” according to the group. OnGo is the commercial name for CBRS.

Raj said the task group’s objective is “fostering an active conversation between end users, service providers and the technical working groups to ensure all needs are met as the technology continues to evolve to best meet industry demands.”

In addition to Raj, Boingo Wireless CTO, Derek Peterson, IoT4Net’s CXO, Roger Snyder and a select group of wireless industry leaders will work together to develop industry best practices and standards for the deployment and operations of CBRS wireless networks.
“Our goal is to take the processes and methodologies that we have utilized in the support of extremely large and critical IT networks for global IT manufacturers, DoD and Fortune 500 industry specific vertical markets and apply them to develop CBRS service best practices and standards., said Snyder.

“Shared spectrum and private LTE will play a pivotal role in next generation wireless, underscoring the need for a Work Group that is focused on end-to-end CBRS deployments in real-world settings,” Peterson said. “Boingo is pleased to help lead this new CBRS group and we look forward to sharing key learnings from our commercial trials to drive further momentum and maximize the potential of 3.5 GHz in a converged, shared spectrum model.”

Boingo announced in July of 2018 it’s first CBRS deployment at Dallas Love Field. The company is supporting around 20 users from Love’s IT department who are equipped with compatible smartphones and dongles for laptops. Ruckus provided the five radio nodes deployed in the airport and Federated Wireless provided the spectrum access system.“