For immediate release
August 5th, 2019
Ribbon Cutting for IoT4Net CBRS Wireless Launch Event in Washington, DC
FCC Commissioner Mike O’Reilly to Officiate
Historic IoT4Net CBRS Launch Event in Washington, D.C Sept 18th, 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas – IoT4Net Inc., a Little Rock, Arkansas based company and member of the wireless industry think tank CBRS Alliance, will be participating in the FCC launch event of CBRS wireless in Washington DC on September 18th, 2019. FCC Commissioner Mike O’Reilly will engage in the official ribbon cutting ceremony in front of an audience representing wireless technology leadership from the private and public sector including the US Congress, Department of Defense, National Telecommunication Industry Association, leadership from the development teams of the CBRS Alliance, along with the representatives from the early testing & trial adopters of the technology.
In 2016, six companies formed the CBRS alliance to work in a collaborative effort to develop CBRS technology and drive its adoption and integration into the much-needed areas of new generation wireless for Broadband delivery along with 5G. As of 2019, IoT4Net’s fellow members in the CBRS Alliance are the global leaders in the engineering and delivery of new generation wireless ,including AT&T, Charter Communications, Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Federated Wireless, Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless, Motorola, Sprint, T Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. “These engineers are the brightest guys on the planet in the wireless communications. They are the leaders and innovators. Last year, they were kind enough to see the value in IoT4Net’s almost 30 years of experience in development and delivery of best practices for professional and managed services for mission critical networks. We are grateful and humbled by our fellow members in this group.”, said Roger Snyder, President and CxO of IoT4Net Inc.
In 2017, several CBRS trial projects were initiated in various cities. In February 2017, Nokia, Alphabet, and Qualcomm tested CBRS with “live high-definition video of cars racing on a track in Las Vegas” In the last year, Google has been testing the CBRS 3.5Ghz shared wireless in more than 8 locations. In January 2019 it was reported that there were 11 companies investing in CBRS trials in the USA, including AT&T Mobility, Boingo Wireless, Charter Communications, Comcast, Google, T Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, and Windstream. IoT4Net has working to conduct FCC approved experimental field trials of the technology in several locations in the US since the first of the year.
Snyder continued, “Our field trials will continue at more aggressive pace in the coming months as we turn up testing with broadband providers, telecos, utilities, municipalities, private enterprise and special federal government applications.”Iot4Net and the CBRS Alliance started last week planning for the documentary filming of the CBRS journey to include the work of the early adopters and pioneers for the wireless technology. The FCC, CBRS Alliance and IoT4Net plan to have a US map displaying locations of the CBRS wireless trials.
Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is a 150 MHz wide broadcast band of the 3.5 Ghz band (3550 MHz to 3700 MHz) in the United States. Some of this spectrum will continue to be reserved and used by the Department of Defense for Naval radar systems but will be available for others where not needed by the Navy. In 2017, the FCC completed a process begun in 2012 to establish rules for commercial use of this band. Wireless carriers using CBRS will be able to deploy 5G mobile networks without having to acquire spectrum license. Use of the CBRS band will not require spectrum license and will reduce the cost of data transmissions.
5G will be 100 times faster than the current 4G wireless that everyone is used to. This means a tidal wave of new products and applications to be released such as drones, gaming, streaming entertainment, business applications, Smart Cities, and the new generation wireless devices, commonly referred to as IoT (Internet of Things). 5G network promises to let consumers download a high-definition movie in less than a second.
“CBRS is a compliment to WiFi, 4G, and 5G. “It plays well with others”,” said Roger Snyder, president of IoT4Net. “It can be installed in apartments, commercial office buildings, hospitals, down main street, and provide the in-building coverage where you 5G cell phone will not have that 5G signal. The CBRS allows for multiple wireless 5G carriers to seamlessly handoff their customer cell phone calls to a single CBRS network, where the poor 5G coverage exist. This allows the CBRS network to be used by all 5G carriers as a “Neutral Host Provider”. “Think of it” says Snyder, CBRS carrier network and multiple large cell phones carriers paying fees to the owners of that one CBRS network.”
Mr. Snyder went on to say, “We are presently evaluating of 3 of the first telephones to be CBRS capable, manufactured by our fellow task group members of the CBRS Alliance, including, Google, Motorola, and LG combined with Ruckus CBRS antenna technology. Our FCC experimental permit process allows IoT4Net to conduct testing in our selected areas throughout the US.”