Siemens and Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, announced the availability of a joint solution to enable mission-critical networks to leverage shared Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.
Spectrum is a critical, highly valued and scarce resource. To offer new wireless broadband and mobility services, and to keep up with the increasing demands for coverage and capacity, more spectrum is needed. The Federal Communications Commission introduced CBRS, which enables shared wireless broadband use within the 3550-3700 MHz (3.5 GHz) band. Designed to support a more efficient use of spectrum, CBRS fosters the development of innovative early use cases, including fixed wireless, network densification, private enterprise networks, industrial IoT, last mile to building, point-to-point connectivity, and more.
By leveraging the Siemens solution with the Amdocs Spectrum Access System, CBRS enables a lower cost of entry into supporting mobility, augmenting Wi-Fi coverage and capacity with small cells, in remote or temporary industrial locations such as substation automation, self-healing power grids/smart-grid systems, and intelligent transportation systems for traffic management and railway control systems.