HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2018--
and Google are working together to jointly develop, deploy and operate
an Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) network, advancing Citizens
Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to market. The joint ESC leverages the
technical capabilities of each company with a consolidated footprint –
resulting in more places to deploy CBRS and higher availability spectrum
for operators of CBRS-based networks.
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The ESC deployed by CommScope and Google will alert the SASs of naval radar operations. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“This critical network infrastructure agreement represents a major
commitment to CBRS by two major SAS providers and will help to ensure
that the opportunities presented by CBRS will soon be realized,” said
Ben Cardwell, senior vice president, CommScope Mobility Solutions.
“Together, we can bring about a combined ESC network faster and more
efficiently, leveraging the combined capabilities of two major
The CBRS band is 150 MHz of 3.5 GHz spectrum, which will be shared by
the current incumbents, including federal government radar systems, and
new commercial users. CBRS will provide new dynamically-allocated shared
spectrum for various use cases such as private networks, fixed wireless
access, wireless rural broadband, indoor wireless coverage, the Internet
of Things, and additional cellular capacity. The FCC has authorized
shared use of the band, which enables the support of commercial wireless
services while protecting incumbent use.
CBRS spectrum is managed by Spectrum Access Systems (SASs), which
require an ESC network to sense radar operation. The ESC will alert the
SASs of naval radar operations, so the connected SAS systems can
reconfigure spectrum allocations for nearby CBRS devices to operate
without interfering with naval activity.
CommScope and Google will each provide independent SAS services and
jointly operate the ESC network. The ESC network is engineered for high
availability with the built-in redundancy and fault detection necessary
to provide this key enabling capability. As part of this collaboration,
both companies share responsibility for overall network design.
Google has developed the ESC sensor and cloud decision engine and will
operate the cloud that communicates with each SAS. CommScope will deploy
and manage the operation of the physical network. CommScope and Google
are working with the FCC and other governmental agencies to obtain
certification of the ESC.
“The ESC represents more than a check-the-box capability. To effectively
manage spectrum, a SAS relies on accurate ESC notifications - that
eliminate false positive readings - from a high availability sensing
network,” said Milo Medin, vice president of Wireless Services at
Google. “We are excited to work with CommScope toward the success of
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