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Ruckus and others battle to preserve CBRS’s disruptive potential

The great hope for the multi-tiered access system of the USA’s CBRS band plan is that it will enable new players, such as cablecos and industrial companies, to harness cellular technology directly rather than via an MVNO deal. This could accelerate the uptake of 4G and future 5G for vertical markets, with the resulting impact on some business cases; and could offer new choices to consumers, opening the door to a more open service and device ecosystem in future. There are many debates raging around conditions for the licensed portion of the spectrum (priority access licensees or PALs), and around the disruptive shared tier (general authorized access). The latest to weigh in is Ruckus Wireless, now part of cable vendor…

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