CBRS Alliance Launches OnGo Brand to Develop Spectrum Sharing Products in the 3.5 GHz Band

The CBRS Alliance has launched the OnGo brand. OnGo represents uncompromised wireless connectivity - enabled by spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band - that will fuel innovation in industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and expand indoor and outdoor coverage and capacity for new Private LTE and neutral host business opportunities.

As part of the OnGo introduction, the CBRS Alliance also debuted the OnGo Certification Program. Looking ahead, OnGo Certified products will demonstrate end-to-end interoperability and optimized performance by leveraging an innovative, spectrum-sharing approach to mobile broadband in the 3.5 GHz band. The OnGo baseline technical specifications also align with WInnForum standards and are designed to ensure all products that earn OnGo Certification also receive simultaneous FCC Certification.

OnGo is uncompromised connectivity. An innovative approach to maximizing mobile broadband technology that puts the power of wireless networks into the hands of those that rely on them to empower and expand business opportunities. OnGo presents nearly limitless options for enhanced customizability and allows users to tailor networks to a specific set of needs, such as Private LTE, neutral host and Industrial IoT applications. OnGo Certified is a recognized seal of approval that indicates a product’s ability to meet a high set of quality, interoperability and security standards when tested by an independent, OnGo-Authorized test laboratory. Both the OnGo brand and the OnGo Certification Program are managed and maintained by the CBRS Alliance.

OnGo equips the entire ecosystem - including member companies and the broader industry - with three advantages:

  • A simple, yet powerful platform for articulating the expanded business opportunities tied to the rapid and widespread adoption of spectrum-sharing wireless solutions;
  • Access to the tremendous economies of scale provided by the prevalent global wireless standard for mobile cellular radio represented by 4G LTE, as well as a roadmap to progress towards 5G;
  • A strong foundation, which guarantees interoperability and optimized product performance across the ecosystem with the OnGo Certification Program.

These are critical to fostering a sense of trust within end-user communities, and enabling the widespread, long-term success of OnGo customers and the industry as a whole.

The positive impact tied to launching OnGo was not only a collaborative effort driven by CBRS Alliance member companies; it was also deeply rooted in, and validated by, direct feedback from key stakeholders who represent the IIoT, in-building and public space communities as part of the CBRS Alliance Business Working Group (BWG).

The OnGo Certification Program - which is launched with support from CBRS Alliance member companies, the CTIA, and more than 10 global test labs - will ensure simple integration and seamless deployment of OnGo wireless solutions.

The OnGo Certification Program will begin accepting products for evaluation this month. For more information, click here.