Private LTE

Build your own LTE network. Solve business-critical challenges.

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum is a game-changer. Using CBRS spectrum, organizations in the U.S. will, for the first time, be able to build their own LTE networks to address their most challenging business-critical use cases.

With the help of the Ruckus CBRS LTE portfolio, organizations can deploy and manage a private LTE network as easily as they deploy Wi-Fi today. With that LTE network, they can finally address use cases that only a dedicated, secure, ultra-high-performance network can enable.

From wide-area surveillance to mobile point-of-sale to remote data transfer to critical communications, private LTE networks enable the most challenging use cases to be realized.

The Ruckus CBRS LTE portfolio enables enterprises to deploy private LTE networks to ensure a high quality-of-service for business-critical applications and use cases.

The Ruckus CBRS LTE portfolio consists of:

  • Ruckus Q710—A 3.5 GHz indoor LTE AP that covers approximately 10,000 square feet.
  • Ruckus Q910—A 3.5 GHz outdoor LTE AP that covers approximately the area within a 660-foot city block.
  • Ruckus cEMS—Cloud-based element management system (cEMS) delivered as a subscription service that brings Wi-Fi like simplicity and zero-touch provisioning to LTE AP management. cEMS enables single-pane-of-glass management of Ruckus LTE and Wi-Fi APs as well as future-combined LTE/Wi-Fi devices.
  • Ruckus cEPC—Cloud-based evolved packet core (cEPC) delivered as subscription service that provides required LTE network core functionality and subscriber management.
  • Ruckus cSAS—Cloud-based spectrum allocation server (cSAS) delivered as a subscription service that ensures spectrum availability per CBRS spectrum requirements.

Cloud services are available as a single-bundled subscription or on an a la carte basis. In combination with Ruckus LTE APs, the three subscription services provide all the necessary elements to operate a CBRS-band LTE network.

With Ruckus, deploying a private LTE network can be as simple as defining the coverage area, installing the LTE APs, subscribing to needed cloud services and turning up the system.

Let Ruckus help you address your most pressing business-critical application challenges.

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What it means:

In 2015, FCC authorized the use of the 3.5 GHz band (3550 MHz to 3700 MHz) for shared wireless access, opening up spectrum currently used by the US Navy and other DoD members.

The band utilizes standard LTE (in band 48) but it’s unique in how spectrum is allocated: Usage is individually requested and assigned on a case-by-case basis. When the use of the spectrum is no longer required, the specific channel is freed up and made available to other users.

To use CBRS spectrum, one must request and be assigned a band by a Spectrum Allocation Server (SAS). The SAS calculates RF density and channel availability using terrain, radio propagation and current usage data before approving the request and allocating the spectrum.

Why should you care?

Shared spectrum with CBRS is a game changer in wireless connectivity in the US. It will enable simply better wireless experiences.

Who is this for? Basically everyone (in the US).

Mobile operators will leverage this band to augment their existing mobile coverage.

Cable operators will be able to utilize this spectrum in their new wireless offerings.

Organizations in the U.S. will, for the first time, be able to build their own LTE networks to address their most challenging business-critical use cases with CBRS.

Once CBRS supported mobile phones will be prevalent venues will be able to deploy neutral host networks. A single CBRS small cell will be able to provide cellular coverage to multiple operators. This could address in-building coverage issues with a very cost effective and straightforward solution.

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