Shared spectrum is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for US operators to offer Fixed Wireless Broadband, 4G and 5G services using newly available shared spectrum. Amdocs is launching its Shared Spectrum Service for CBRS to enable operators to take advantage of this new shared spectrum
BARCELONA - Feb. 26 2018 - Today at Mobile World Congress, Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, announces that it will introduce its Shared Spectrum Service for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Having previously received conditional approval from the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a CBRS Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrator, Amdocs has now entered wave 1 of the compliance testing process. The Amdocs Shared Spectrum Service for CBRS will provide a number of services to operators, including radio frequency channel allocation and interference protection, to foster the development of innovative new wireless broadband, 4G and 5G services.
Spectrum is a critical, highly valued and scarce resource. For operators to offer new wireless broadband and mobility services and to keep up with the increasing demands for coverage and capacity, more spectrum is needed. The FCC is making 150MHz of shared spectrum available to the CBRS to improve wireless broadband services. CBRS brings an innovative concept of shared spectrum to mainstream wireless broadband and mobility. This additional, lower cost spectrum, addresses the ever-increasing demand for wireless data and content. The new service will enable the allocation of spectrum to Citizens Broadband Service Devices (small cells) while at the same time protecting other higher priority incumbents, such as satellite ground stations and military radar, from interference.