CBRS is an exciting development that brings new flexibility to mobile connectivity.
There are various use cases of CBRS that are listed below:
1. Wireless Capacity in Urban Markets
CBRS spectrum has an important impact in the mobile network market, providing capacity for both 4G LTE and 5G networks.
The 3.5GHz spectrum available in CBRS will increase the wireless capacity in highly populated areas.
CBRS mid-band spectrum will enable businesses, industrial applications, and consumers to take advantage of faster 4G LTE and 5G across a wider area.
2. Fixed Wireless Broadband for Rural Markets
The 3.5GHz spectrum present in CBRS will increase the ability for people living and working in rural areas to have access to reliable, high-speed internet.
Fixed wireless access (FWA) uses cellular technology instead of fibre to provide high-speed broadband internet access powered by antennas installed at the service location like home or office.
3. Private Wireless Networks
Commercial organisations, universities, and others in the public sector are expected to benefit from CBRS spectrum which is used to provide a private wireless network for business and industrial operations, which will be crucial in cases where Wi-Fi or previous existing cellular networks have proven unreliable and ineffective.
Private wireless networks enabled by 3.5GHz spectrum can provide advantage to WISPs and cable companies to gain more subscribers in areas where service was not available before.
CBRS also provides the additional connectivity and reliability needed for industrial IoT, smart factories, and other applications which depend on increased capacity and coverage.
4. Neutral Hosts
CBRS solutions are network agnostic and can accept overflow traffic at sites that are too small for mobile operators to consider but too sophisticated for companies to handle on their own.
They are ideal for huge venues like stadiums, airports, skyscrapers, and hospitals.
5. Cable Network Operators (CNO)
By deploying Operator-owned small cell networks, merging existing networks to provide optimal coverage and capacity, and utilising mobile network CNOs that require densification, CBRS solutions can assist CNOs in lowering costs.
6. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
Compared to other unlicensed bands like 5 GHz, CBRS offers higher coverage for mobile solutions for both indoor and outdoor environments.
Without the difficulties of sharing the spectrum with Wi-Fi, CBRS base stations can give the greater level of network quality management required with LTE-based systems.