RED Technologies and Ruckus Wireless Complete Interoperability Tests to Enable Advanced Wireless Services Using CBRS and Future 5G Spectrum Sharing
SAN JOSE, Calif.—April 25, 2017—Today, two leaders in global telecommunications, RED Technologies and Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade, successfully completed interoperability tests of their award-winning technologies, illustrating their readiness for the 3.5 GHz CBRS band in the United States as well as future spectrum sharing frameworks such as those envisioned for 5G. These frameworks provide coordinated interference protection and management, protecting incumbent services while supporting both exclusive and permissive commercial access.
RED Technologies’ patented cloud-based SASlive© solution allows incumbents to evaluate and plan spectrum-shared deployments, localize zones for spectrum sharing geographically and minimize the likelihood of interference between the incumbent and the secondary network. The solution allows automated network reconfiguration to secure primary users priority access.
Ruckus Wireless OpenG™ technology-based small cells and SP Cloud™ management platform deliver indoor and outdoor LTE coverage and capacity with the simplicity and cost model traditionally associated with Wi-Fi. Combining multi-operator (neutral host) LTE access points with openly available CBRS spectrum, OpenG technology unlocks new business models for both enterprises and service providers.
The combined solution tested by these two market-leading innovators shows global carriers and other industry participants that a tailored, cost-effective solution for accessing the new CBRS 3.5 GHz band is on hand now. Those operators that first make use of shared spectrum stand to be first to market with groundbreaking, revenue-generating 5G services.
“As a company born from the innovation that spectrum scarcity triggers, RED Technologies has an intimate knowledge of spectrum-sharing dynamics. Our successful interoperability test with Ruckus shows how the marriage of two highly innovative companies can disrupt a global marketplace and enable life-improving 5G services,” said Michael Abitbol, managing director and co-founder of RED Technologies.
“Coordinated shared-spectrum frameworks like CBRS will revolutionize the deployment of cellular services, particularly with regard to indoor deployments by enterprises and venue owners, as well as carrier deployed managed services,” noted Steve Martin, chief technology officer, Ruckus Wireless Business Unit, Brocade. “Ruckus continues to lead in the development of LTE solutions for these new CBRS use cases and is pleased to demonstrate interoperability with RED Technologies.”
Background on spectrum sharing over the 3.5 GHz band
Recently approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the CBRS 3.5 GHz band provides access to 150 MHz of shared spectrum to meet the rapidly growing demand for wireless network capacity. The framework provides for shared commercial access to spectrum that is currently used by government and commercial incumbents. By introducing the coordination function of the spectrum access system (SAS) and protection function of the environmental sensing capability (ESC), CBRS protects the incumbent operations, providing for new commercial access on both an exclusive and permissive basis.
About RED Technologies
RED Technologies, a leading developer of innovative spectrum management and a prospective SAS Administrator, is a French enterprise born from the innovation spectrum scarcity triggers. The company’s SASlive solution offers a secure SAS infrastructure housed in the cloud and an advanced request management process, managed by a secure web portal that addresses all FCC requirements and operates a high quality of service based on stringent key performance indicators. Further to the recent FCC public notice inviting “second wave” proposals from prospective SAS administrators and ESC operators, RED Technologies will apply as a SAS Administrator in May 2017.
In Europe RED Technologies is the premier enabler of Licensed Shared Access (LSA) with its LSAlive cloud-based solution, already piloted with global telecoms players across two major European terrains.
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