Two companies this week hosted a live, private LTE network in the 3.5 GHz band at Mobile World Congress as U.S. regulators continue to craft rules to utilize spectrum known as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service.
Sierra Wireless supplied its AirLink MG90 multi-network router, with an AirPrime EM75 Series LTE-A Pro embedded module, for the demonstration, while Ruckus Networks showed commercial-grade video surveillance with its Q910 3.5 GHz LTE Access Point.
“The private network capability that we’re demonstrating at Mobile World Congress will enable many new IoT use cases,” said Sierra SVP Jason Krause.
The CBRS band would allow groups to set up LTE networks without acquiring spectrum licenses, and company officials particularly highlighted its potential for remote video surveillance, automation and communication on employees’ devices.
Those networks could also enable remoate mining or farming operations, or facilitate streaming video at stadiums or other outdoor events.
“We are excited about the variety of business-critical applications CBRS spectrum enables for the enterprise,” said Joel Lindholm, VP of LTE Business at Ruckus Networks.
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