|Ruckus/ARRIS adding 3.5 GHz CBRS via "plug-on modules for its existing Wi-Fi access points"|
I hope SEQUANS and its ODM customers are reading ^that^
Now, where's the news about that software and antenna upgrade to the VZW Smarthub?
And, does that imply all Routers have an inherent upgrade option to CBRS?
Does this imply CBRS TAM is suddenly larger by addressing both new routers and plug-ins? This could become a huge business in Enterprise where routers are quite a lot more expensive than consumer devices.
AND it implies that stand-alone CBRS chips are being called for, and not just highly integrated SoCs and SiPs for traditional routers.
Yippee, I think.
Arris/Ruckus lays out CBRS opportunity: $1B by 2022 by Mike Dano | Mar 28, 2018 Arris said its Ruckus business has completed 15 CBRS trials around the country. (Arris) Following the completion of its acquisition of Ruckus, cable equipment vendor Arris said that the 3.5 GHz CBRS market could well grow into a $1 billion opportunity within the next five years... Arris officials have said that the combination of LTE and Wi-Fi technology essentially creates a “5G experience” because it allocates a wide pipe of bandwidth to end users... Specifically, he said Arris’ Ruckus business plans to sell access points that can support LTE and Wi-Fi, thus allowing enterprises and building owners to quickly and easily provide high-speed wireless services, both through unlicensed Wi-Fi connections as well as through licensed LTE services running in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band... Further, Martin said that Ruckus is planning to offer plug-on modules for its existing Wi-Fi access points that will add LTE 3.5 GHz CBRS capabilities to the devices. “It allows Wi-Fi access points to be upgraded,” he said. “You’ll be able to selectively go back and upgrade those services. … That’s a really unique approach.”...