ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Federated Wireless, Inc., a developer of cloud-based shared spectrum solutions to extend the access of wireless cellular networks, today announced that it has signed Airspan Networks Inc. to its Spectrum Access System (SAS) and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) platform, CINQ XP. Together they plan to undertake a trial integration of Airspan’s products with CINQ XP in an effort to demonstrate interoperability between the two in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz band. They also plan to develop a joint solution for the band in the U.S. Airspan, a leading provider of LTE small cells and small cell backhaul solutions, has been using the 3.5 GHz band all around the world and is now positioned to become a leader in shared spectrum Radio Access Networks (RANs), a crucial element of 5G.
The CBRS 3.5 GHz band provides much needed spectrum to rapidly growing wireless demand, 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 SAS for the allocation and management of spectrum, with the goal of maximizing efficiency in the band. Federated Wireless is developing a solution aimed at accomplishing this with a dynamic, three-tiered system that incorporates information from its ESC, increasing available spectrum in coastal areas while protecting interference-free use by federal incumbents.
"Our joint goal is to open up a number of new opportunities for spectrum-challenged LTE network operators looking to extend their network capacity and coverage utilizing small-cell technology," said Kyriakos Vergos, VP for North America at Airspan. "Federated Wireless’ unique model and leadership in the field of shared spectrum solutions complements Airspan’s market leading position in LTE small cells.”
Airspan intends to use Federated Wireless’ CINQ XP to launch a newly developed CBRS solution, leveraging hardware and software offering high-end carrier-aggregation and multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) technologies in ground-breaking small cell form factors and pricing, yet offering ‘macro’ performance.
“While Federated Wireless was developing the ecosystem for shared spectrum in the U.S., Airspan was developing solutions for the 3.5 GHz band in many other countries,” said Ken Stewart, SVP Sales and Business Development at Federated Wireless. “Our partnership will enable us to yield solutions that may have the potential to greatly expand and improve LTE operations using small-cell technology.”
More information about Federated Wireless, including the company’s recent filings to the FCC, can be found at www.federatedwireless.com.
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 System (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 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 Airspan Networks
Airspan (OTC Markets: AIRO) is a leading LTE RAN small and compact RAN and backhaul provider, with over 1000 customers in over 100 countries. Airspan is regularly recognized as a leader and pioneer in LTE Access and innovative Backhaul solutions. Airspan has an expansive product portfolio, which includes indoor and outdoor small cells, and all-outdoor, compact Micro and Macro base stations, a wide variety of user devices, and advanced core network products. These connectivity solutions operate in bands from 400 MHz up to 6.4 GHz. www.airspan.com