The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened the transition of all types of activities to remote settings. Telecommuting, distance learning, telemedicine, and virtual meetings are today's norm. In addition, smart buildings and smart cities are quickly becoming a requirement for construction projects today.
Coincidentally, additional wireless spectrum is now available for wireless broadband communications. One of these solutions is the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).
The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is the 3550-3700 MHz band. The FCC has made this band available for commercial LTE use to assist with spectrum availability. Initially, it was a restricted spectrum available exclusively to the United States Department of Defense and the United States Navy.CBRS operates in the 3.5 GHz band, with frequencies ranging from 3550 MHz to 3700 MHz.
Morcom can help you design and build your own Private LTE Network in the CBRS Band. Our certified design engineers and installers have successfully implemented several of these networks.
On average, LTE technologies can provide cellular data speeds of up to one gigabit per second and 5G speeds of up to ten gigabits per second. However, Wi-Fi generally has a maximum speed of 300 Mbps.
Additionally, devices connected to a Wi-Fi network must remain within 300 feet of a wireless router to maintain a reliable signal. A robust network requires the use of numerous routers and extenders.
In LTE small cells, only a few antennas are required to create a reliable and fast network since they have a range of approximately 10,000 square feet and are designed with scalability in mind.
The CBRS radios are unobtrusive and can be installed on a utility pole, side of a building, or other structure of suitable height.