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What's Next for CBRS?What's Next for CBRS?

Federated Wireless CEO Iyad Tarazi fills us in on the future for CBRS now that the spectrum has reached the commercial deployment phase.

Dan Jones

February 4, 2020

3 Min Read
What's Next for CBRS?

With the 3.5GHz CBRS band now commercially available in the US -- after years of preparation -- we can look ahead to what happens next as the midband frequency is used for 4G, 5G and possibly more.

Federated Wireless CEO Iyad Tarazi is looking forward to 4G and private network usage of the CBRS band, and preparing to bring up the 5G specification for 3.5GHz later this year. Even further out is work to open up the 6GHz band in a similar manner to CBRS.

Initial stages of commercial service

But there's traction being made today. Tarazi told Light Reading that Federated Wireless has "35 customers in deployment right now." Those customers include Verizon Wireless, which is using the frequency for 4G network densification, and Charter Communications, which is offering fixed wireless in North Carolina using the band.

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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