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CBRS: a New Paradigm in Spectrum Allocation and Usage?

July 19, 2017  | Subscribers Only

Richard Webb Richard Webb Director, Research and Analysis, Service Provider Technology
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Licensed spectrum bands for cellular usage are heavily utilized to provide the wide-area coverage needed for ubiquitous and reliable connectivity, yet overall spectrum utilization is quite low and inefficient, at least in terms of maximizing the transmission capacity of the spectrum across all bands and meeting the expectations of users of wireless technologies at the right price points. WiFi is an exception because it carries almost half of overall IP traffic in just 2 bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. But there are other bands that are less intensively used; often they are allocated to users, such as the military, that need access to spectrum but do not use it heavily. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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