In my previous article I highlighted the role of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in facilitating private 5G enabled networks. Since January 2020 – and for the first time since 2003 - the mid-band spectrum has been made available for private use in the US.
In the US, CBRS was historically reserved for the military and matters relating to public safety. Today, its capabilities enable consumers, enterprises and industrial applications to take advantage of faster 4G LTE and 5G across a much wider area.
The CBRS spectrum meets demand for reliability and speed that exceeds the capabilities of traditional wireless connectivity. Implementation of a wide area network via CBRS can also prove to be a more cost-effective option than Wi-Fi, depending on data use, extent of coverage required and location.