JMA said that it has received OnGo certification of its XRAN virtual baseband and Cell Hub radio product line as a multiple-radio system for the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).
JMA said that the certification covers Category A and B Citizens Broadband Service Device (CBSD) equipment classes, allowing for full commercial deployment of CBRS networks.
JMA’s radio systems are aimed at deployments in buildings, campuses, metro areas and entertainment venues in both enterprise private networks, or for mobile operator use.
XRAN and Cell Hub formally received CBRS Alliance OnGo certification, assuring interoperability and access to a broad selection of end user devices, customer premise equipment, spectrum access systems (SAS) and public-private network services, JMA said.
“JMA’s completion of OnGo certification goes beyond being ready for shared, controlled and secure spectrum. It brings interoperability and assurances of a growing ecosystem around them, ultimately giving choice and opportunity for innovation to customers using OnGo solutions,” said Alan Ewing, executive director of the CBRS Alliance.
Multi-use stadiums and arenas can adapt use of the spectrum by area, event type, and for many different constituencies of the venue, while campus or metro transportation systems can utilize the maximum amount of spectrum for multiple systems from mobile user or IT infrastructure, JMA said.
This technology also offers buildings the possibility to integrate multiple network slices to empower varied use cases, including IT operations, IoT systems, private mobile staff communications, and mobile offload.
JMA’s current platform supports broadcast across the full CBRS band, carrier aggregation, higher order modulation (QAM) and MIMO configurations, the company said. Network slicing and multiple CBSD support is also included, allowing multiple service providers and simultaneous support of Priority Access Licenses (PALs).
The auction of PALs is not expected to be held by the Federal Communications Commission until next year.
JMA’s Cell Hubs operate inside or outside using multiple remote antenna support and can utilize all 15 10MHz channels available in the CBRS band. The company said that this system extends its line of CBRS omni and directional antenna systems.
Beyond CBRS, Cell Hub supports licensed bands such as AWS and PCS in a single radio. Paired with XRAN, new use cases open for enterprises. XRAN supports multiple core network connections on a single server, JMA said, allowing enterprises to take advantage of CBRS on a private core while allowing carriers to connect to licensed, public safety, IoT and critical infrastructure spectrum from 600MHz to 6GHz simultaneously.
“Cell Hub continues JMA’s commitment to openness and flexibility, allowing customers to take full advantage of CBRS as a private network or a mix of CBRS and licensed spectrum. The result is a lean, sliceable solution that changes the economics we move from LTE to 5G,” said Gilberto Brizzi, VP of product at JMA. Cell Hub and XRAN are 5G ready via software update, requiring no hardware change, JMA added.