A Closer Look at CBRS Spectrum, Part 2: Moving Forward
There has been a lot in the news recently about CBRS – Citizens Broadband Radio Service. Last week we discussed the recent PAL auction and the SAS Spectrum, click here to read.
CBRS Spectrum Auction winners must now evaluate the best methods to move forward. While the new CBRS rules may seem daunting at first, they are just like any new project. Initially, identify your existing network. Then ask yourself these questions to get started:
Are they any new competitors in my geography using CBRS frequencies?
Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) so that I know if my system is working as expected.
During your transition period, you will need to ask yourself questions like this:
If you are pretty sure that your systems are working correctly, then it is time to ask the business and market questions.
ETI Software can assist in many of these areas. The ETI Beamfly device management solution can provide you with a great visual tool to see:
If you need to upgrade some of your radio equipment with new software to take full advantage of the CBRS spectrum, our TR-069 ACS driven system can help. CBRS Migration and monitoring is one of many examples where remote device management be a time and cost saver for WISPs.