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What is CBRS?
CBRS stands for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (Not to be confused with the Citizens Band Radio Service or CB Radio). The FCC established this band in 2015 and created a three-tiered approach to sharing the spectrum among federal and non-federal users of the band. CBRS is the 3.5 GHz band, more specifically 3550 to 3700 MHz. Great information on the band can be found directly at the FCC website.
Why should anyone care about CBRS?
This is a first-of-its-kind dynamic spectrum sharing model that is widely viewed as an “experiment” of sorts to see whether this method of access to spectrum will allow fair sharing among all potential users of this radio spectrum. The FCC in the United States is at the forefront of using this dynamic sharing method, and many countries around the world are watching closely. If successful, it’s believed that other countries and other spectrum bands will follow a similar model in the future.
What was in this frequency band in the past?
The FCC released the 3.65 GHz spectrum in 2005, making 50 MHz available for terrestrial wireless broadband operations The FCC allowed this operation by issuing an unlimited number of Non-exclusive Nationwide (NN) licenses. The operator then simply registers any devices they deploy with the FCC ULS database. This helped to ensure that only equipment certified for use in this band was being deployed.
What’s happening now?
CBRS is expanding the available spectrum by 100 MHz to a total of 150 MHz (3550 to 3700 MHz). This comes with rules around how the spectrum is used. Rules in this band are found in Part 96. Using this band requires the equipment to communicate with an automated frequency coordination system, also called a Spectrum Access System (SAS).
Why go with Winncom Technologies for CBRS?
Going Beyond Basic Wireless Network!
Winncom Technologies is a proud member of CBRS Alliance.
CBRS Alliance supports the common interests of members, implementers and operators for the development, commercialization, and adoption of LTE solutions for the US 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service. Mission: Evangelize LTE-based OnGo technology, use cases, and business opportunities; Drive technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator LTE capabilities; Identify required advocacy steps and catalyze action in these areas; Establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability.
Winncom Technologies has partnered with Industry-Leading Manufacturers like Baicells, Cambium, Ericsson, KP Performance and many more to bring you the very best end-to-end solutions available in the world of wireless.
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Winncom's CBRS products portfolio
Baicells Technologies, a manufacturer of LTE fixed wireless broadband equipment, proudly announced several products have been granted Part 96 CBRS Certification by the FCC
The Baicells Nova-436Q is a two-carrier outdoor eNodeB (eNB) that operates using standardized Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Time Division Duplexing (TDD) technology. This advanced 4x1W eNB delivers carrier aggregation (CA) across contiguous and non-contiguous channels, as defined by 3GPP.
Each carrier can handle up to 20 MHz bandwidth; therefore, when aggregated the total bandwidth is 40 MHz. With Nova-436Q, you can achieve the capabilities of two eNBs with just one hardware unit. The benefits include increased capacity, better coverage, and less footprint.
The Nova-227 is a unique tool for your toolbox. We have built and priced this lower power 2x250mW LTE microcell eNodeB (eNB) specifically for tightly clustered pockets of customers, coverage holes, edges of your network, or simply opportunistic micro targeting, like RV parks, marinas, and high-density dwellings like townhomes and apartments.
When paired with self-install indoor user equipment (UE), such customer sets can be captured quickly and with a near immediate ROI. For private network operators, this microcell is perfect for clusters of cameras and other devices, such as at traffic intersections.
This Baicells Nova-233 generation 2 (G2) eNodeB is an outdoor LTE FDD/TDD base station with 2*1W output power (2x2 MIMO with 1W output each channel). The unit is compact, lightweight, easy to deploy and supports standard LTE TDD bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, and 48.
The second-generation Nova-233 incorporates a vast set of enhancements requested by customers, such as SFP, port rearrangement for easier weatherproofing, lower weight, and even improved mounting hardware.
The Baicells Atom OD06 Outdoor High-Gain User Equipment (UE) provides superior wireless access performance and routing capabilities to bring broadband data and voice services to end-users. The UE operates with standardized Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Time Division Duplexing (TDD) to enable high-speed, wireless communcations.
The Baicells Atom OD06 Outdoor Low-Gain User Equipment (UE) provides superior wireless access performance and routing capabilities to bring broadband data and voice services to end-users. The UE operates with standardized Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Time Division Duplexing (TDD) to enable high-speed, wireless communcations.
The Baicells Atom OD04-19.5 Outdoor Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) provides superior wireless access performance and comprehensive routing capabilities to bring wireless broadband data and voice services to end-users. Wireless and wired devices, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and other smart devices, can access the CPE simultaneously.
Cambium Networks Launches Commercial CBRS Services following FCC Announcement
Cambium Networks enables access to 150MHz of CBRS spectrum to enable fixed broadband access across the United States.
The PMP 450 platform has proven to be the most scalable and highest capacity multipoint platform on the market. Featuring massive MU-MIMO and beamforming along with a host of advanced features, PMP 450 is the choice of the most demanding operators, and is now available for use in CBRS.
Cambium Networks industry-leading 450 platform adds Massive Multi-User MIMO capability with cnMedusa[tm] technology, now available at 3 GHz.
* cnMedusa[tm] technology enhances sector capacity by combining a smart beamforming antenna array with multiple RF transmit and receive chains, effectively multiplying available capacity by more than three times.
* Capable of throughput of 450 Mbps in a 20 MHz channel, and over 800 Mbps per sector when using a 40 MHz channel.
* Multi-User MIMO uses available spectrum more efficiently by making simultaneous transmissions to multiple subscribers, increasing spectral efficiency to more than 50 bps/Hz per site.
* Protects your investment in the 450 platform equipment by continuing to utilize existing Subscriber Modules (450 and 450i platform subscribers work with the 450m and cnMedusa technology) Integrated 90 degree sector.
* Dramatically reduce the effect of interference in both Uplink and Downlink with smart beamforming.
* SFP port allows for greater deployment flexibility, and AUX port allows for connection of camera or other PoE directly.
Cambium Networks industry-leading 450 platform includes the all new PMP 450i and PTP 450i radios. The 450i product platform is the most scalable industrial-grade wireless broadband solution available.
* Advanced radio design improves transmit power and increases receive sensitivity
* Rugged metal enclosure designed to meet IP-66 and IP-67 standards to withstand harsh environments. Optional ATEX/HAXLOC certified models available for hazardous deployments
* Dynamic Interference Filtering to provide industry leading noise isolation for improved performance
* Updated FPGA and SoC architecture triples the processing power compared to PMP 450
* Multifunction AUX port allows for greater flexibility for deployment by adding a camera or other PoE directly
* Options for Integrated 90° sector antenna optimized for frequency re-use (>35 dB F/B), high gain, null fill and predictable performance, or Integrated 10° sector antenna for highly directional sectors
* Now capable of up to 300 Mbps per sector in a 40 MHz channel
Cambium Networks 450 platform increases performance with the addition of the 450b Subscriber and Backhaul Module.
* Ultra-wide band radios support the entire band, from 3.3 to 3.9 GHz
* Gigabit Ethernet Interface provides the maximum transfer rates to the device
* 3.5 mm audio jack allows direct connection of headphones without any adapters
* CBRS CBSD Category B device 3 GHz 450b Subscriber and Backhaul
* New System on a Chip (SoC) enhances Packet Processing Power more than 4x that of the 450 SM
* Capable of up to 300 Mbps aggregate in a 40 MHz channel
* Backhaul radios can function as a Point-to-Point (PTP) link or as a Subscriber Module (SM)
Ericsson’s Small Cells product portfolio delivers the most flexible and high-powered solutions in the industry.
The micro Radio 4408 is part of the Ericsson Radio System portfolio. Radio 4408 has best in class design, superior radio performance and power efficiency when it comes to medium range 3GPP radio products.
Radio 4408 has, by use of its small and smart dimensions, support for a wide range of mounting scenarios and has a pioneering flexibility within its product segment. With the Radio 4408, Ericsson evolves the micro radio portfolio to become even more flexible thus making it easier than ever to make small and efficient single and multi-band micro radio installations.
The Radio 4408 supports installations with integrated or external antenna systems and can by use of the versatile optical CPRI interface be connected to any of the efficient Ericsson Baseband LTE modules by use of star or cascade configurations supporting multi sector and multi band.
Radio 4408 supports LTE TDD with four duplex TX/RX branches supporting up to 4 x 5W output power.
- Bands: B38A, B40U, B42, B43, B48, B77C
- Carrier capacity: Up to 6 LTE carriers, Up to 100MHz NR carrier bandwidth
- IBW: Up to 150MHz
- MIMO: Yes, 4T4R
- Output power: 4 x 5W
- Antenna ports: 4 x NEX10 (f)
- Optical indicators: 6
Baseband 6303 - For Macro Radio System
- LTE (FDD & TDD supported)
- 4000 connected users
- 600 Mbps Downlink & 250 Mbps Uplink
- 1000/500 VoIP users (FDD/TDD)
- Up to 12 cells & 480 MHz antenna BW
- 576 CE Downlink & 2048 EUL CE Uplink
- Up to 12 cell carriers
- 180 HS Codes
- GSM - up to 24 TRX
- Mixed mode: G+W
- PoE out for e.g. microwave backhaul
- Backhaul cascading
- Size incl. support and PSU ~ 4,9 liters and weight ~ 5,1 kg
- 3x CPRI interfaces
- AC or DC
- Advanced Antenna System (AAS)
- 64TX/64RX with 128 AE (B42 & B78M with 192 AE)
- Up to 200W
- EIRP up to 76 dBm
- Up to 100 MHz IBW
- Up to 3 carriers NR and/or LTE
- Max total carrier BW is 100MHz for NR, or 60MHz for LTE
- 3 x 10 Gbps eCPRI
- -48 VDC (3-wire or 2-wire)
KP Performance Antennas Launches New Line of Rugged, Affordable CBRS Antennas
Ericsson’s Small Cells product portfolio delivers the most flexible and high-powered solutions in the industry.
KP Performance Antennas, an Infinite Electronics brand and a manufacturer of wireless network antennas, has just released a new CBRS antenna line ideal for WISP and enterprise applications and including four models: a 4-port Omni, a 4-port 90-degree sector antenna, a 2-port 15-degree flat panel, and a 2-port 60-degree flat panel.
KP's new Omni CBRS antenna features 4 ports, +/- 45 slant polarization and covers the 3500-3800 MHz frequency bands. It is comprised of two dual-polarized Omni arrays in a single radome enclosure with one mounting point. The small, 27-inch Omni limits the tower footprint and provides 360-degree coverage with 8.5 dBi of gain. This CBRS Omni antenna supports one 4x4 MIMO or two 2x2 MIMO radios in CBRS band 3.5-3.8 GHz.
The CBRS sector antenna in this line boasts 4-ports, 17.7 dBi of gain and slant, dual-polarization. It covers the 3300-3800 MHz bands with 90-degree HPBW and zero-degree fixed electrical downtilt. This antenna is ideal for 4-sector frequency reuse with 4x4 MIMO LTE equipment and CBRS deployments. It also features low-PIM, N-type female connectors.
This new product line also includes a 15-degree flat panel CBRS antenna that covers the 3500-3800 MHz frequency band. This antenna boasts stable 20 dBi gain in a small, 12x12x1-inch factor for CBRS band. This industrial design includes a UV-resistant radome and powder-coated mounting hardware. It also features 2 ports and +/-45 slant polarization. The 60-degree flat panel in this line includes all of these same features, except 10 dBi of gain instead of 20 dBi.
The KPP-3SX4-65 is a 65 Degree, 18.1 dBi sector antenna operating from 3.5 GHz to 4.2 GHz. This antenna features 4 ports and ±45° slant polarization with excellent front-to-back of 40 dB.
The KP Performance KP-DK-ATOMGEN2-V2 is a 4-pack of our standard size 23" reflector dish antennas paired with a radio mount specially designed for the Gen2 BaiCells ATOM OD04-14 Outdoor UE 2.5 GHz (EG7035L-M1) and 3.5 GHz (EG7035L-M2) radios and the BaiCells ATOM OD06 Cat 6 Outdoor UE 2.5 GHz (EG7010C-M19) and 3.5 GHz (EG7010C-M11) radios.
The KP-3DP33S-45 is a 33 Degree, 18.8 dBi sector antenna operating from 3.5 GHz to 4.2 GHz. This antenna features 2 ports and ±45° slant polarization with excellent front-to-back of 35 dB.
The KP Performance KPPA-3GHZDP90S-45 is a 3 GHz ±45 Degree Slant, Dual Pol 16.7 dBi, 90 Degree Sector Antenna with two type-N connectors. This 3 GHz sector antenna is specifically designed for customers deploying 45 degree slant radios.
The KP-3DP120S-45 is a 2-port 15.5 dBi sector antenna designed for use in 3 GHz WISP and LTE networks. The unique design of these 3 GHz sector antennas minimizes interference by utilizing a 120-degree gain pattern and ±45-degree slant dual polarization scheme.
The KP Performance KPPA-3GHZ-DPOMA is a 3 GHz 13 dBi dual polarized H/V Omni antenna (radio case & cables NOT included). Using an omni antenna like this is a practical solution when you are setting up a new tower and cannot justify the cost of putting up 3, 4 or more radios and sectors.
The KP Performance KP-3DP65S-45 is a 3 GHz ±45 Degree Slant, Dual Pol 18 dBi, 65 Degree Sector Antenna with two type-N connectors. This 3 GHz sector antenna is specifically designed for customers deploying 45 degree slant radios.