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CBRS Finally Expected to Launch Commercially by Year's End

Full commercial service of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5GHz band will finally come on air before the end of the year, according to Jyotin Basrur, senior director of product management at Federated Wireless.

Basrur talked about the initial use of the midband spectrum at the Light Reading show in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. CBRS has taken years to come to fruition, with the FCC first establishing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service for shared wireless broadband use in 2015.

The FCC will initially allow General Authorized Access (GAA) (unlicensed) users on the network. The Priority Access License (PAL) auction will follow, and is expected to begin on June 25, 2020.

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