PCTEL joined the CBRS Alliance to seek development and promotion of LTE-based solutions for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, using the shared spectrum model adopted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
PCTEL and the CBRS Alliance believe that efficient use of this underutilized 3.5 GHz spectrum will expand coverage and capacity to meet growing wireless data demands. PCTEL scanning receivers currently support LTE network testing on the 3.5 GHz CBRS band.
PCTEL is a global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and manufactures precision antennas. PCTEL antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
PCTEL RF Solutions provides test tools and engineering services that improve the performance of wireless networks globally. Mobile operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers rely on PCTEL to analyze, design, and optimize next generation wireless networks.
“CBRS presents great opportunities for both public and private wireless network users. Government, enterprise, industrial IoT, and consumer users will all benefit from 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing,” said Jeff Miller, PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Solutions.
“Test and measurement solutions and performance critical antennas will play a key role in the validation and deployment of new LTE-based technologies for 3.5 GHz spectrum,” added Miller.