On September 18, JCI US (Contour Networks) joined the CBRS Alliance for The OnGo Commercial Service launch event held in Washington, D.C to celebrate the initial commercial deployments of shared spectrum services in the CBRS 3.5 GHz band.
The CBRS Alliance is an industry organization focused on driving the development, commercialization, and adoption of shared spectrum solutions. The launch event recognized the extensive collaboration required to make the CBRS band available for public use.
The event included industry leaders, ranging from device manufacturers to network operators to managed service providers, alongside key government stakeholders, including Michael O’Rielly, FCC Commissioner; Frederick D. Moorefield, Jr., Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Information Infrastructure Capabilities; and Diane Rinaldo, Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce (Acting).
Throughout the event, industry leaders presented a variety of use cases, including indoor private LTE networks, rural broadband, and fixed wireless. Contour’s USIM Universal Authentication SIM Platform product was displayed at the event’s Device Showcase.
“Today, we proudly celebrate CBRS service initiation and the opening of key U.S. mid-band spectrum for exciting new wireless services. Industries -- from start-ups to established companies -- are clamoring to begin unlicensed-like service in the band, “said O’Rielly. “Moreover, the flexible, technology-driven solution designed to protect incumbents will provide benefits for years to come. Congrats to the CBRS Alliance and everyone who has played a role in making this happen!”