|Buried News: GooFi goes GooWi, Gets WISPy-eyed over CBRS, offers Baicells et al|
Headlines aren't enough, ya gotta read to the end or you miss the good stuff.
Buried in the PR news about this sales conference, is the hardware partner list. And lo and behold... there's our PRC partner Baicells and Telrad of Israel listed. Are we still partners?
And then there's yesterday"s news about the new Motorola Solutions (USA) CBRS-based enterprise service announcement - are we still partners there?
I don't know, so for today...
Google courts WISPs with tailored CBRS solutions by Monica Alleven | Mar 20, 2019 Given that the country’s Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) already use the upper part of the 3.5 GHz band—namely the 3.65 GHz lightly licensed spectrum—it stands to reason that they’re likely to be among the first to use the Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) 3.5 GHz band. That’s why Google is presenting at the WISPAmerica conference in Cincinnati this week...
Google also announced partnerships with key manufacturers like Airspan, Baicells, Cambium and Telrad. If an end customer is already using equipment from one of these manufacturers, it can work with the equipment supplier to get access to Google’s SAS. Alternatively, Google will work directly with clients if they aren’t using one of these suppliers...
Both SAS and ESC certifications are happening simultaneously and it isn’t clear which one will be fulfilled first, but the current expectation is that commercial CBRS operations may begin in the June time frame. That all depends on the speed of testing by the government, of course. Several handsets on the market now will support the CBRS band, including the Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy S10, and “we can really feel the momentum around CBRS increasing,” Varghese said.
Motorola's Nitro features the first purpose-built CBRS radio by Kendra Chamberlain | Mar 19, 2019 This week, Motorola launched MOTOTRBO Nitro, an enterprise voice and private broadband data managed service that the company says offers customers better indoor coverage for voice and data, capable of delivering twice the capacity and up to four times the range compared to Wi-Fi. The private broadband land mobile radio (LMR) solution uses CBRS spectrum to provide customized private networks that deliver both voice and broadband. It combines Motorola’s MOTOTRBO push-to-talk functionality for business-critical voice communications with a private LTE network for data...
The SLN 1000 portable two-way radio is the first purpose-built OnGo radio...
Dimensions 131 mm H x 59 mm W x 22 mm D
Dimensions (with antenna) 169 mm H x 59 mm W x 22 mm D
Weight (with antenna) < 180g with battery
Battery 2500 mAh Li-Ion
Battery Life Up to 15 hrs
RF Banding LTE Band 48 (3.5 GHz) CAT 4
Audio Wideband (16K); SPL: 96 DBphon at 30 dm