HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TESS) today announced they’ve joined the CBRS Alliance, a collaborative of wireless industry leaders dedicated to supporting the adoption of the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service.
The CBRS Alliance mission includes “evangelize LTE-based OnGo™ technology, use cases, and business opportunities; drive technology developments to fulfill their mission; identify required advocacy steps and catalyze action in these areas; and establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the 3.5 GHz band.”
OnGo is expected to transform the wireless industry with the shared spectrum paradigm driving efficiency in how spectrum gets utilized, while providing uncompromised connectivity that would enable various use cases such as in-building, public spaces, and Industrial IoT. The OnGo technology will deliver LTE at a fraction of the cost historically associated with this technology while keeping deployments as simple as Wi-Fi. Members of the CBRS alliance range from major carriers to device manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and chipmakers.
“As a leading distributor to the wireless space, Tessco stays at the forefront of emerging technologies. Our membership in the CBRS Alliance, alongside the other major players in the industry who will shape this new network opportunity, is a perfect fit,” said Charles Kriete, Tessco Sr. VP for Commercial Sales, Product Marketing & Supply Chain. “We look forward to working alongside the other alliance members to establish and grow CBRS technology adoption.”
“We welcome Tessco to the CBRS Alliance, where we know their expertise in the wireless industry will help shape the success of the OnGo community,” said Alan Ewing, Executive Director, CBRS Alliance. “As the number of OnGo-certified devices grows, enterprises and wireless solution providers will need partners to deliver the latest technology and advise on the best options for their use case.”
TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS) is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer, and solutions provider serving commercial and retail customers in the wireless infrastructure and mobile device accessories markets. The company was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service. Tessco supplies more than 50,000 products from 350 of the industry’s top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (“IoT”), wireless backhaul, and more. Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry.
About the CBRS Alliance
The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’ full potential, the CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available. The mission of the CBRS Alliance is to evangelize LTE-based CBRS technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator LTE capabilities. The Alliance will also establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability. For more information, please visit http://www.cbrsalliance.org and follow the CBRS Alliance on LinkedIn and Twitter.