Federated Wireless, Inc., a developer of cloud-based wireless infrastructure solutions, announced it has demonstrated interoperability between its Spectrum Access System (SAS), CINQ XP, and the SAS developed by Alphabet’s Access team. The company called the demonstration a “major milestone in validating the operational viability of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) shared spectrum solution in the 3.5 GHz band as envisioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).”
Specifically, Federated Wireless and Alphabet’s Access team demonstrated operational interoperability for their independently developed SASs, which illustrates a necessary step for industry readiness to launch a commercial shared spectrum service while validating the SAS-to-SAS interface protocol defined by the Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum). This is a requirement for a multi-SAS administered CBRS band that could enable higher data rate LTE access for mobile devices nationwide.
FCC certification requires the SAS-to-SAS interoperability demonstrated by suppliers. Federated Wireless said the demonstration proved that SASs can exchange the information required to protect interference free operation by commercial and federal incumbents in the CBRS 3.5 GHz shared spectrum band.
Silicon Valley-based Collinear Networks, Inc. announced a 2.5-year ongoing collaboration with Lockheed Martin Corp. to advance its plan to commercialize a worldwide high-capacity wireless transmission technology for telecommunications network operators.
Collinear said it has been working with Lockheed Martin Space Systems under an exclusive licensing and development agreement entered in June 2014 to commercialize a hybrid point-to-point wireless transmission product developed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems that incorporates Free Space Optical (FSO) and Radio Frequency (RF) technologies. The agreement provides Collinear exclusive marketing and non-governmental sales rights on a global basis.
Collinear is integrating its networking technology with this hybrid solution, which Collinear expects will provide benefits in the areas of capacity and distance; network intelligence with an integrated switch to provide features that will support transition to new architectures, such as 5G and software defined networks; and low cost implementation when compared to existing technologies.
Collinear said the technologies’ intended size and weight will allow a single technician to install it into an existing network infrastructure. Collinear forecasted the technology will supplement or replace existing wireless infrastructure, significantly increasing capacity while eliminating the need for highly expensive and challenging fiber deployment.
Pursuant to the licensing and development agreement, scientists, and engineers at Lockheed Martin in Silicon Valley are collaborating with Collinear experts to complete product design. Collinear is targeting a commercial release in late 2017.
FreedomPop announced its expansion to AT&T’s Tier-1 carrier network, in a move the company said would guarantee high-speed LTE coverage across the U.S. for any FreedomPop user. The company will offer AT&T SIMs for $10 which can be plugged into and used on any certified GSM phone.
Beginning Thursday, FreedomPop will also sell its first AT&T device, an LTE mobile hotspot for $29.99, which includes the MifI plus 2GB of free data. The LTE mobile hotspot is FreedomPop’s first device to utilize the AT&T LTE network and allows connectivity of up to 10 wireless devices. The LTE mobile hotspot and SIMs with free voice, text and data can be purchased at FreedomPop.com.
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