Is CBRS Part Of 5G?

Citizens Broadband Radio Service can be used for 4G LTE, CBRS is ideally suited for delivering fixed or mobile 5G new radio (5GNR).  

Specifically, Citizens Broadband Radio Service can be employed by enterprise IT providers to build-out a private LTE network system that is used to support large warehouse facilities, like sports stadiums and remote mines. 

CBRS can be used to replace already existing distributed antenna systems, which can provide high-speed data offload and in-building coverage. 

This feature will be important for deploying 5GNR in the GHz spectrum, where CBRS can offset the significant signal degradation experienced when traversing general construction materials. 

Either supporting LTE or 5GNR, standalone CBRS implementations that support private mobile services, for example, are ideal candidates for a modern 5G core (5GC) data infrastructure.  

When deployed by using totally cloud native methodologies with complete control and user plane separation, 5GC components can be deployed dynamically and managed in lightweight Linux container environments within public, private or hybrid data centres. 

The CBRS band enables enterprises to build private mobile networks with customizable configurations and performance characteristics.

5G is at the forefront of those speeds that enable ultra-low latency, higher capacity, and roughly four times quicker speeds than 4G.

As 5G network is publicly available by mobile network operators in its early stages, CBRS spectrum band lays the groundwork for business to produce their own public mobile networks that can take benefits of 5G capabilities if it’s not already available in the area. 

The 5G CBRS network will bring better and improved performance that can allow companies to stream high-quality video footage, communicate and control devices at low latency, and can trace moving appliances with high accuracy. 

Private 5G over CBRS spectrum in the United States gives organisations and businesses more control and privacy over their data than their commercial networks. 

While commercial networks are convenient, their fees are subject to change without warning, and data security can not be guaranteed. Due to the lack of cost, effective access to public mobile networks makes it challenging to build and scale services for the long term.