Telit Joins CBRS Alliance to Help Develop Private LTE & 5G Networks of the Future

Telit, one of the newest members of the CBRS Alliance, participated in the latest CBRS Alliance July 2019 member meeting to help drive commercialization and adoption of private LTE solutions using the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service.

CBRS is a leading-edge spectrum sharing concept backed by U.S. regulators and government agencies and can support the expansion of 4G and 5G into new consumer and industrial applications. Members, implementers and operators gathered at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley from July 22-25, 2019, where the meeting provided an opportunity for alliance members to evangelize LTE-based OnGo technology, use cases and business opportunities and identify required advocacy steps (e.g., marketing, promotion, certification, branding, regulatory, etc.) in establishing an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability.

As a member of the CBRS Alliance, Telit brings the critical perspective of the cellular communication module and data card manufacturer. Cellular technology integration is complex and highly regulated. LTE and 5G devices supporting CBRS require multiple levels of costly certification for compliance with governmental, industrial and mobile operator rules and regulations, along with hard to navigate intellectual property licensing. Unlike unlicensed-spectrum wireless LAN technologies like Wi-Fi where it is typical for OEMs to integrate devices directly with a chipset, cellular technology is only feasible for chip-down designs when annual volumes run in the millions of units.

In February 2018, Telit announced the LM960, the world's first Gigabit mPCIe adapter card supporting LTE Advanced Pro Category 18 based on Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem. Featuring download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and global coverage, the LM960 is also the world's first mobile broadband adapter card to support CBRS - band 48 and FCC Part 96 compliance. This makes it ideal for OEMs that want to serve the emerging private LTE market with routers, gateways and other devices connecting to LTE access points, small cells and other CBRS infrastructure.

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