Cambium Networks is pleased to announce the commencement of the CBRS SAS Services, providing service in in the CBRS (Citizens Band Radio Service) spectrum (3.55 to 3.7 GHz). Support is offered on the PMP 450 series platforms utilizing the cnMaestro management system. This is an exciting development in the release of additional spectrum to help meet the increasing need for bandwidth. Spectrum in this band is dynamically shared in a tiered structure that requires a real-time interface to a Spectrum Access System (SAS). Cambium Networks equipment helps the end user manage the relationship with the SAS by facilitating the communication path from the radios via cnMaestro and the Domain Proxy.
There are several SAS System Administrators that are in operation today. Cambium Networks will work with three of them; Federated Wireless, Google and CommScope*. The operator will select one at the time of sign up via cnMaestro. The pricing to use these SAS Services is the same regardless of the provider. Pricing will be $3 per Subscriber Module per month. (There is no charge for the Access Point). When signing up with cnMaestro, either credit card information or ACH (Automated Clearing House) information will be required, there will be an automated invoice charged for the prior 1 month period (i.e. payment for the SAS Service is monthly in arrears).
Cambium Networks is targeting an Open Beta release of PMP 450 System Software Release 16.2 on January 6, 2020. In addition, a version of cnMaestro (both Cloud and On-Premises versions) supporting CBRS Operation will also be available at this time. Both components are required to operate in the CBRS service (in addition to other requirements of usage of CBRS such as Certified Professional Installation (CPI) certification**, etc.). During the month of January, Cambium Networks will not charge for devices that are registered with the SAS, but fully expects to begin accruing charges on February 1st, 2020, with the first invoices being delivered and payment collected in early March, 2020.
Any device that is registered with a SAS for 24 hours or more during a billing month will be charged $3. The full Terms and Conditions will be made available HERE (link to be inserted shortly).
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*Cambium Networks reserves the right to add or remove any SAS Administrator at their discretion. CommScope will be added at a later date.
**CPI training is offered by all three of the SAS Administrators, and the certification is valid regardless of which SAS you choose to use.