Laval, QC - TÜV SÜD Canada, a global testing and certification services organization, is pleased to announce the acceptance into the WInnForum Approved Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) Certification Program. This recognition will allow TÜV SÜD to certify products operating in the Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) band.
Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) uses 150 MHz of bandwidth in the 3.5 GHz band (3550MHz to 3700MHz) which was historically used by the U.S. government for DoD radar systems. The FCC established rules in 2017 for the commercial use of this band. The overarching goal of the expansion of this spectrum was to promote more efficient use and introduce small cells.
Equipment manufacturers will need to verify that their CBSD can communicate with a Spectrum Access System and that those devices comply with FCC Part 96. Certified CBRS band devices may be operated as unlicensed devices, meaning a spectrum license would not be required. These devices can be a step towards higher speed networks, such as 5G, but can also offer higher speed data services where congestion of spectrum is currently an issue. Since these frequencies will be using shared airwaves, it is required that CBRS users make sure not to interfere with others already using nearby airwave bands. As an approved CBSD test lab, accredited to perform testing to FCC part 96, TÜV SÜD can conduct RF and performance testing to ensure your products will comply.
“Manufacturers of CBSDs can obtain FCC Part 96 certification with TÜV SÜD allowing for fast deployment of public network hotspots or ultra-robust private networks in factories,” said Scott Drysdale, National Wireless Manager of TÜV SÜD Canada.
For more information on the WInnForum CBSD Certification Program, please visit the WInnForum website.
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