Accelerating Market Readiness and Commercialization
Mobile operators are transforming their networks to keep up with the demands of next-generation
connectivity and user experience; and support the evolution from connected devices to connected
everything—people, places, and things. Next-generation wireless networks must support billions of
connected devices, new services and applications that will drive new business efficiencies and economies. While licensed spectrum continues to play a critical role in 4G Advanced and 5G network transformation, use of unlicensed LTE-based spectrum is becoming increasingly important. The concept of leveraging shared spectrum is taking off in the U.S. with the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).