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5G Citizens Band Radio Services (CBRS) Training

The new Citizens Band Radio Services (CBRS) band has nothing to do with the Citizens’ Band radio service used by truckers.

It does have everything to do with a band of radio-frequency spectrum from 3.5GHZ to 3.7GHz that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) freed up for users such as telecom carriers to extend coverage and capacity of their 4G LTE and 5G networks. The new band might also benefit enterprises and managed service providers as well as cable operators wanting to get into wireless.

The three tiers of users involved in CBRS are:

  1. Incumbent users – Those who have historically held exclusive rights to this spectrum band: satellite ground stations and the Navy.
  2. Priority licenses – These will allow licensees to use the band in specific U.S. counties so long as they don’t interfere with the incumbents and tolerate interference from the incumbents.
  3. Generally authorized – This tier of access gives users the right to use the band as long as they don’t interfere with the other two categories of users.

The FCC has dubbed the 3.5 GHz band the “innovation band” in rules issued in April 2015. It stems from the 2010 National Broadband Plan issued by the FCC, which set out to make 500 MHz of additional spectrum available for new mobile uses.

Major telecom carriers will likely use the CBRS (known commercially as OnGo) band to extend coverage and capacity of their 4G LTE and 5G networks. But the band will also behoove cable operators looking to get into wireless, as well as assorted managed service providers, which could include building management companies.

CBRS is a godsend for enterprises also who could use the spectrum to set up their own 4G and 5G networks with which they could connect their IoT devices (services work both indoors and outdoors).

Additionally, this new spectrum band is expected to benefit service providers who will likely use CBRS to replace last-mile fiber access, deliver fixed wireless services and even point-to-multipoint offerings.

From a mobile broadband perspective, CBRS is expected to serve as an occasional supplemental channel when carrier networks use Carrier Aggregation, Dual Connectivity and similar technologies.

The importance of mid-band spectrum for 5G network developments in the U.S. cannot be overstated.

Considered the sweet spot of spectrum, mid-band has unique properties that make it key to the 5G infrastructure deployment. Systems engineers insist that the mid-band spectrum is especially well-suited for mobile broadband due to its wide coverage, and potential for low latency, and high reliability.

5G Citizens Band Radio Services (CBRS) Training Course by Tonex

In 2015, FCC adopted rules for shared commercial use of the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz band). The Commission established the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and created a three-tiered access and authorization framework to accommodate shared federal and non-federal use of the band. Rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service are found in Part 96 of the Commission’s rules.

Access and operations will be managed by an automated frequency coordinator, known as a Spectrum Access System (SAS). When managing spectrum access, SASs may incorporate information from an Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC), a sensor network that detects transmissions from Department of Defense radar systems and transmits that information to the SAS. Both SASs and ESCs must be approved by the Commission. SASs will coordinate operations between and among users in three tiers of authorization in the 3.5 GHz band: Incumbent Access, Priority Access, and General Authorized Access.

Who Should Attend?

5G CBRS Training course provides an end-to-end overview of 5G CBRS network architecture, protocols, implementation and security. It is targeted for a broad technical and non-technical audience including engineers, technicians, sales and marketing, operations, and support.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of 5G CBRS training course, participants will be able to:

  • List the goals and objectives for 5G networks
  • Learn about Citizens Band Radio Services (CBRS) and 5G private network concepts
  • Learn about 5G Citizens Band Radio Services (CBRS) network architecture, protocols and implementation guidelines
  • Describe the end-to-end building blocks of a 5G CBRS network
  • Explain the basic concepts of 5G air interface in CBRS spectrum band
  • List various private 5G services being supported for private enterprises
  • Illustrate the deployment and interworking solutions of 5G CBRS and 4G LTE, 5G networks and 5G

Course Outline

Overview of 5G

  • 5G Wireless Evolution
  • Overview of 5G Services
  • Categorizing the Applications for 5G
  • The rollout of 5G
  • Major 5G areas, also known as the “5G triangle.”
  • uRLLC: Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication use cases
  • mMTC: Massive Machine Type Communication (IoT) use cases
  • eMBB: Enhanced Mobile Broadband, high speed use cases 5G
  • Devices and Deployments
  • 5G Network Architecture
  • Overview of 5GC (5G Core)
  • 5G NSA vs. SA
  • Overview of 3GPP 5G NR

Overview of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)

  • Introduction to Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)
  • FCC Rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service
  • Part 96 of the Commission’s rules
  • CBRS access and operations management
  • Frequency coordinator AKA Spectrum Access System (SAS)
  • Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC)
  • Sensor networks and DoD radar system detection
  • 3 tiers of authorization in the 3.5 GHz band
  • Incumbent Access, Priority Access, and General Authorized Access
  • Operations between and among users

CBRS Spectrum for Private 5G Wireless

  • 3.5 GHz band, a key piece of the 5G spectrum strategy
  • CBNRS Vertical applications
  • CBRS Use Cases
  • Remote-vehicle, robot and equipment control
  • Communications for security teams
  • Communications with public-safety vehicles
  • Computers-on-wheels in health care
  • Connected high-definition video-surveillance cameras that generate huge amounts of data
  • CBRS vs. Wi-Fi for 5G

Key 5G CBRS Concepts and Objectives

  • Overview of 5G RAN, CBRS and 5GC
  • Overview of 5GC Architecture
  • 5G CBRS Network Deployment Options
  • 5G CBRS Network Introduction & Migration Paths
  • Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) vs. Standalone Architecture (SA)
  • Migration Strategies Proposed by Vendors and Operators (MNOs / SPs)

Principles of 5G Service Based Architecture (SBA)

  • Overview of 5GC Layers and Protocols
  • 5G Functional Procedures and Service APIs
  • Fundamentals of RESTful APIs in 5GC
  • 5G Network Slicing, NFV and SDN Principles
  • Overview of ETSI’s NFV Architecture
  • Overview of OpenStack, OpenFlow and OpenDaylight
  • Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Key Requirement for Edge?
  • MEC vs. CUPS (control and user plane separation)
  • Principles of Cloud Computing and C-RAN

Overview of CBRS  5G Deployments

  • 5G at 3.5 GHz
  • Global 5G CBRS deployments
  • Radio Networks Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) 5G
  • Innovation Partners and customers Small Cells, Femtocells, Wi-Fi
  • CBRS innovation and Industry 4.0 era

Tonex 5G CBRS Implementation workshop

  • Best 5G CBRS Architecture and Implementation Practices
  • Vendor Solutions
  • Case Studies


5G Citizens Band Radio Services (CBRS) Training

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