CBRS initial commercial deployments approved this week
U.S.-based JMA Wireless announced it is deploying a private LTE network using 3.5 GHz Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum for the American Dream complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
In partnership with JMA, the American Dream complex plans CBRS implementations focused on outdoor spaces for comprehensive traffic management, parking and wayfinding information systems.
Using private and dedicated-use spectrum, the systems behind guest experience systems will operate independent of public use Wi-Fi and cellular networks, JMA said. Additional uses will evolve for fixed and mobile devices including video cameras, digital displays, vehicle connectivity, internal use communications, and IoT for facility operations.
JMA partner Advanced Network Services LLC (ANS) is deploying JMA’s commercial carrier and private wireless technology for American Dream.
JMA highlighted that both networks leverage a multi-service shared wireless infrastructure centered on JMA’s TEKO and NWAV distributed radio and antenna systems. The private network, used for facility operations and guest services, is one of the nation’s first Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-authorized commercial deployments using the newly-available shared CBRS spectrum.
CBRS spectrum surrounding the complex is enabled with JMA’s XRAN, a virtualized, software baseband running on standard Intel Xeon servers.
The solution utilizes JMA’s Cell Hub CBRS Radios working in conjunction with XRAN software. JMA’s CBRS solution is OnGo certified by the CBRS Alliance, JMA added.
“JMA and ANS helped us realize the potential of owning and deploying our own private network with all the security and control we desired with dedicated spectrum,” said American Dream COO Jeff Sheckter. “The OnGo ecosystem is enabling our revolutionary vision to transform brick and mortar retail and entertainment.”
“Using XRAN and OnGo components, we were able to provide a scalable and secure wireless network as an extension of their existing connectivity,” said Kevin Gallagher, EVP. Neutral & Private Networks, JMA. “IT infrastructure is faster and more economically than using fixed infrastructure. They now have the control and predictability needed to run operations free from the limitations, cost and complexity of wired connectivity.”
ANS provided selection, installation, integration and operation of the OnGo service. Device partners were also added to complete the private, connected solution, including:
-Federated Wireless acting as Spectrum Access System (SAS) controller
-Geoverse’s Enhanced Packet Core (EPC) private LTE core service platform
-Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service and gigabit-class LTE edge router with CBRS support
“This is an ideal demonstration of the versatility and value offered by Private LTE connectivity over the CBRS Spectrum. It demonstrates the potential for businesses to reach customers in new ways that successfully blend physical and digital worlds, said Paul Fettuccia, President & General Manager, ANS. “The JMA flexible and scalable infrastructure, coupled with the deep selection of options in the OnGo ecosystem let us build a system for the American Dream of today and tomorrow.”
American Dream, developed by Triple Five Group, projects 40 million visitors annually. The complex includes over 450 shops, services and amenities.