Federated Wireless has launched a spectrum controller for access, management and optimization of the FCC’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5GHz shared spectrum band.
Additionally, the firm closed on a $42M Series B round of funding, including investments from wireless industry ecosystem partners Charter Communications, American Tower, ARRIS International and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
“Spectrum sharing will dramatically reduce the cost of delivering wireless services, with our technology serving as the onramp,” said Iyad Tarazi, CEO of Federated Wireless. “The commercial availability of our Spectrum Controller and the investment of the wireless industry in the company will enable us to cement our leadership position and capitalize on the rapid industry shift to shared spectrum set to begin this year.”
The Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller allows Mobile Operators, Cable Operators, Broadband Wireless Access Providers, Managed Service Providers and Enterprises across industries, to leverage CBRS when and where they need it. As a result, spectrum efficiency and utilization is not only increased, but the economics for delivering spectrum-based services and applications are dramatically improved for operators and enterprises. The technology allows for the bolstering of existing carrier and LTE networks, and for commercial and industrial properties to launch robust LTE networks for advanced applications.