CBRS Ecosystem Benefits From New Partner Program
As last year’s trials around shared spectrum become commercial reality this year, we are continuing to push the envelope on innovation for the best customer, user and vendor experience possible. We are not only at the forefront of creating the technology, but also at the forefront of assisting in its use, which is why we’re thrilled to announce our new Partner Program.
Having conducted a series of trials with wireless industry operators and OEMs, we quickly realized that there was a need for a common set of materials to improve time-to-market. As we move from the lab to deployment, we’re hearing from our customers that they are relying on us to ensure interoperability, and from our partners that they need help in scaling – from training to testing to keeping up with standards. With our Spectrum Controller at the fulcrum, we realized that we could bridge the gaps that are inevitable when a new ecosystem comes together so quickly. As a result, today we launched our Partner Program, the industry’s first resource for assisting OEMs with commercializing Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)-enabled solutions.
The Federated Wireless Partner Program gives partners developing CBRS-based hardware (CBSDs) and software products the opportunity to standardize and automate their integration with the Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller. We will assist in the process of onboarding, testing and support to create a more flexible ecosystem that allows OEMs to accelerate their commercial deployments, and we are doing it on a scale to meet demands nationwide. Through the Program, our partners will have access to a new Partner Portal, for anytime, anywhere access to:
- Training Modules
- Test Scripts
- User Guide
- Feature Guide
- New Software Releases
- Release Notes
- API Documentation
- Updates on Standards
We are excited at the opportunity of supporting the success of CBRS ecosystem growth through this Program but don’t take it from us. See what our partners have to say:
“Allowing operators of all sizes easier access to the CBRS band will benefit consumers, and Ericsson’s product portfolio for CBRS will enable all operators to take full advantage of this opportunity, spurring innovation in this new spectrum.” – Paul Challoner, Vice President of Network Product Solutions, Ericsson
“Federated Wireless has played a critical role in driving and enabling the ecosystem and our testing and customer trials with them have demonstrated the strong promise of CBRS.” – Imran Akbar, VP and GM from Samsung Electronics America.
“Our collaboration with Federated Wireless has resulted in numerous CBRS customer engagements, enabling us to further validate the Ruckus CBRS ecosystem towards full market-launch readiness. We enthusiastically look forward to an ongoing collaboration with Federated Wireless.” – Joel Lindholm, Vice President, OpenG LTE Business and Product Management, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company
One of the main benefits of the Partner Program comes from the direct support offered by our Partner Relations team, resulting in greater efficiency and cost effectiveness. Support requests are submitted directly through the portal for ease of use to assist with any integration challenge. None of that would be possible without our experienced team, led by our company’s Vice President of Solutions Development and Operations, Emerino Marchetti. Emer has more than 20 years of experience honed at Sprint, Nextel and Alcatel Data Networks. We are excited to have him on board to help ensure the success of the program.
We are confident that by providing our partners with easy access to the resources they need, we will ultimately be contributing to the future success of CBRS through operational simplification. We truly believe that the future of wireless connectivity relies on shared spectrum, and CBRS is just the beginning. Our Partner Program is a first-of-its-kind in the industry and a logical next step in our push to unlock a spectrum of possibilities by providing resources that businesses across the ecosystem can use to move quickly to commercial deployment.
Interested in learning more about our Partner Program? Have questions about integrating with the Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller? Meet with Federated Wireless at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 26 through March 1, 2018. To schedule a meeting, please contact us at [email protected].