Solution to include Telrad’s LTE infrastructure integrated with Federated Wireless’ Spectrum Access System (SAS) and CINQ XP platform
Lod, Israel AND Arlington, VA – June 29, 2016 — Telrad Networks, a global provider of TD-LTE broadband solutions, today announced their partnership with Federated Wireless to undertake a trial for a comprehensive solution in compliance with the FCC Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3550-3700 MHz band rules. The joint solution aims to provide operators and other users of wireless technology with a seamless solution in the new CBRS band.
The newly formed CBRS band, created by the FCC in April 2015, provides much needed spectrum to a rapidly growing wireless industry, while addressing potential interference and coordination issues with new spectrum sharing and management techniques. In order to operate within the band, companies must utilize a spectrum access system (SAS) for the allocation and management of spectrum, with the goal of maximizing efficiency in the band. Federated Wirless has developed a dynamic three-tiered SAS that will incorporate information from its Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) systems, which is designed to be used to increase available spectrum in coastal areas while continuing to protect interference-free use by federal incumbents, such as the Department of Defense (DoD) radar systems, and other users.
Federated Wireless has worked with the FCC to help establish the standards for accessing the new spectrum and leading the effort to establish the model for SAS and ESC interoperation. Federated Wireless’ CINQ XP platform is built on a foundation of shared spectrum and utilizes a SAS to dynamically allocate and manage spectrum resources. The CINQ XP platform provides a range of shared spectrum services, aiming to enable operators with the tools needed to operate wireless equipment on shared spectrum.
The goal of the Federated Wireless and Telrad partnership is to help current 3.65 GHz users protect their current spectrum use and access the additional 50 MHz recently made available, as well as help new parties access and utilize the additional spectrum. Telrad offers an end-to-end LTE solution that meets FCC requirements and has already been field-proven in the 3.5 GHz band. The envisioned joint solution will provide features designed specifically to support fixed wireless networks, and aims to enable operator access to LTE with a reasonably priced entry point and scalability. Once integrated, the joint solution created by Telrad and Federated Wireless could place them at the forefront of the new FCC spectrum rules.
“We are proud to partner with Telrad Networks as we work together in an effort to position ourselves as a leader of the FCC’s new spectrum framework,” commented Ken Stewart, Federated Wireless’ Senior Vice President Sales and Business Development. “Our SAS solution is expected to protect higher tier operations, like grandfathered licensees, from interference and also maximize frequency capacity for all CBRS operators. While grandfathered users of the 3.65 GHz band can continue to operate their networks in their current state for four more years, we believe they will greatly benefit from beginning early SAS connection.”
Existing wireless broadband services in the 3650-3700 MHz band are required to transition to the new CBRS rules over the next several years. During such transition period to the new CBRS rules, to protect against harmful interference due to new uses of the band, existing users will have to register their sites with a CBRS database administrator, such as Federated Wireless, and secure a “protection zone.”
In addition to providing potential access to protection zones, Federated Wireless and Telrad Networks plan to offer these operators early use of the envisioned joint solution, which will bring several potential benefits, such as:
- Access to the full 150 megahertz of contiguous spectrum (3550-3700), whereas the current 3.65 GHz only has 50 megahertz available
- Increased power of wireless equipment to 37 dBm/MHz EIRP for added capacity and range
- Explicit interference protection equal to licensed spectrum users
- Strength of security and authentication – DOD and U.S. Navy security protocols
“Our partnership with Federated Wireless will create a new paradigm for operators, municipalities and others across the United States,” said Chris Daniels, Vice President and Regional GM of North America for Telrad. “Our goal is to create a simple, seamless and built-in path to spectrum use for wireless Internet service providers. The combination of a dependable, trustworthy SAS cloud-based system with our comprehensive, end-to-end, LTE solution will create new growth and revenue opportunities for operators, not to mention proliferate higher speeds and better access to broadband for rural residents across the country.”
Federated Wireless is a subsidiary of Boston-based Allied Minds (LSE: ALM).
About Federated Wireless
Formed in 2012, Federated Wireless, Inc. is developing scalable wireless infrastructure solutions to extend the access of carrier networks. The company’s dynamic Spectrum Access Service (SAS) platform focuses on the distribution of licensed shared spectrum. Its approach incorporates a neural network of radio sensors that allow for interference-free access to low-cost, high-quality licensed spectrum, and breaks down traditional barriers of high-cost, exclusive spectrum. The company’s differentiated business model creates opportunities for more efficient approaches to spectrum. Federated Wireless is headquartered in Arlington, VA with offices in Boston, MA. More information can be found at www.federatedwireless.com.
About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE broadband solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (telrad.com)
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds is a diversified holding company focused on venture creation within the life science and technology sectors. With unparalleled access to hundreds of university and federal labs across the U.S., Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders. Based in Boston, with nationwide presence in Los Angeles and New York, Allied Minds supports its businesses with capital, central management, and shared services. For more information, please visit www.alliedminds.com.
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