The idea that an enterprise can get easy access to use CBRS spectrum to deploy their own LTE wireless networks is an exciting one. CBRS is a business and technological puzzle, and many pieces still need to come together for this novel approach to spectrum sharing to work. In this article, we focus our attention on the various regulatory processes still ahead before OnGo systems go live as the terms and steps can be confusing.
The Spectrum Access System (SAS) solution is essentially a database that allows for dynamic spectrum management of the CBRS frequencies for the incumbent DoD/US Navy radar systems, PAL entities, and GAA users, and to eliminate interference issues between the various users.
There are currently eleven companies which have submitted registrations to the FCC to be SAS administrators, and they are divided into Wave 1 and Wave 2 applicants. These companies are listed in our report “CBRS: The Indoor Market Opportunity and Forecasts 2019-2024 “and designated with “W1” for Wave 1 and “W2” for Wave 2.