28 February 2017 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced it has joined the CBRS Alliance, an organization dedicated to the development and adoption of LTE-based solutions utilizing the shared spectrum of the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz) Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. 

The shared spectrum rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will release the additional spectrum needed to meet surging wireless demand, and accelerate the mass deployment of wireless broadband in hospitals, sporting venues, retail and industrial facilities by driving both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion using LTE-based CBRS solutions.

NetComm Wireless believes that the 3.5 GHz band will overcome network management challenges and enable opportunities that reduce costs, increase the speed of deployment and optimize performance and quality of service by facilitating Wireless-as-a-Service.

“The shared spectrum market presents significant opportunities for mobile network operators looking to push their LTE network closer to customers and provide a differentiated offering. We look forward to collaborating with the CBRS Alliance to deliver a new generation of wireless capability,” said Jim Berridge, Executive Vice President, Strategic Accounts, NetComm Wireless.

 “Cellular data demands are escalating at a remarkable rate, and most of that usage is happening indoors where the delivery of consistent cellular coverage and capacity presents a challenge for network operators. NetComm Wireless is committed to extending the trusted zone and enabling network-wide control, and we believe that spectrum sharing will provide a distinct competitive advantage,” said Steve Collins, Chief Technology Officer, NetComm Wireless  

“The CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available and we are pleased to join our industry partners to drive the uptake of cost-effective LTE CBRS services as wireless data demands intensify,” said Timo Brouwer, Chief Operating Officer, NetComm Wireless.

For further information:

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NetComm Wireless Media Contact:

Gloria Vincent
Phone: +61 402 564 672
Email: gloria.vincent@netcommwireless.com

CBRS Alliance Media Contact:

Meghan Brown, 10Fold Communications
CBRS@10fold.com
415-800-5389

About NetComm Wireless

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of Fixed Wireless broadband, wireless M2M/Industrial IoT and Fibre and Cable to the distribution point (FTTdp / CTTdp) technologies that underpin an increasingly connected world. Our Listen. Innovate. Solve. methodology supports the unique requirements of leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers, system integrators, government and enterprise customers worldwide. For over 35 years, NetComm Wireless has engineered new generations of world first data communication products and is now a globally recognised communications technology innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand and Japan. Visit: www.netcommwireless.com.

About CBRS Alliance

The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’ full potential, the CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available. The mission of the CBRS Alliance is to evangelize LTE-based CBRS technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator LTE capabilities. The Alliance will also establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability. For more information, please visit www.cbrsalliance.org.