The CBRS Alliance on Tuesday announced the debut of a new wireless connectivity brand name — OnGo — based on the sharing of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band.
The group also rolled out a certification program to designate products with end-to-end interoperability and optimized performance in the band.
“There’s strong pent-up demand for businesses that want better LTE coverage, but they cannot buy a product that is inexpensive and easy to use,” Mobile Experts President Joe Madden said in a statement. “At about 40 cents per square foot, and very simple installation, OnGo has the potential to open up the huge untapped enterprise market.”
The group, whose leaders include executives from industry organizations and companies in the tech, networks and telecom equipment sectors, said the system would expand indoor and outdoor coverage and capacity — providing new Private LTE and neutral host business opportunities — as well as bolster innovation in Industrial Internet of Things applications.
The OnGo certification program, officials added, was endorsed by CBRS Alliance members, CTIA and numerous test labs around the world. Its baseline technical specifications align with WInnForum standards, and products certified by the brand should also be simultaneously certified by the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC continues to consider changes to the license structure in the CBRS band, which is considered important to forthcoming 5G networks.
“Together, both the OnGo brand and the OnGo certification program will simplify and maximize the value tied to commercial deployment of spectrum-sharing wireless solutions in the 3.5 GHz band,” said CBRS Alliance President Dave Wright.