ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Federated Wireless, Inc., a developer of cloud-based wireless infrastructure solutions, announced today that it has demonstrated interoperability between Federated Wireless’ Spectrum Access System (SAS), CINQ XP, and the SAS developed by Alphabet’s Access team. This is 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).
“One of the fundamental challenges of the CBRS ecosystem was to demonstrate that the complex algorithms could be implemented by independent SAS suppliers. This test not only shows the maturity of the implementations, but the viability of multiple suppliers, and the benefits that consumers will obtain from different implementation options.”
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. Today’s 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.
“While we have continued to make progress establishing the regulations and standards, and building the ecosystem, this is the industry’s first known public announcement of SAS-to-SAS operation, which is a fundamental achievement,” said Sepehr Mehrabanzad, SVP of Engineering at Federated Wireless. “All required building blocks are coming together effectively as demonstrated today and further indication of our readiness towards commercialization of a shared spectrum solution.”
According to Preston Marshall, Engineering Director at Access, “One of the fundamental challenges of the CBRS ecosystem was to demonstrate that the complex algorithms could be implemented by independent SAS suppliers. This test not only shows the maturity of the implementations, but the viability of multiple suppliers, and the benefits that consumers will obtain from different implementation options.”
More information about Federated Wireless, including the company’s recent filings to the FCC, can be found at www.federatedwireless.com. Federated Wireless is a subsidiary of Allied Minds (LSE: ALM).
About Federated Wireless
Formed in 2012, Federated Wireless, Inc. is developing scalable wireless infrastructure solutions to extend the access of carrier networks. The company’s dynamic Spectrum Access System (SAS) platform focuses on the distribution of shared spectrum. Its approach incorporates a neural network of radio sensors that allow for interference-free access to low-cost, high-quality spectrum, and breaks down traditional barriers of high-cost, exclusive spectrum. The company’s differentiated business model creates opportunities for more efficient approaches to spectrum. Federated Wireless is headquartered in Arlington, VA with offices in Boston, MA. More information can be found at www.federatedwireless.com.
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds is a diversified holding company focused on venture creation within the life science and technology sectors. With unparalleled access to hundreds of university and federal labs across the U.S., Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders. Based in Boston, with nationwide presence in Los Angeles and New York, Allied Minds supports its businesses with capital, central management, and shared services. For more information, please visit www.alliedminds.com.
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