Accelleran has introduced additional functionality to its dRAX Open RAN 5G private network software with a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) feature. This will allow users to install high performance 5G infrastructure with spectrum automatically allocated through a CBRS spectrum access system.
Who Needs It and Why?
The CBRS band is a 150-MHz-wide segment of the 3.5-GHz band (3550 to 3700 MHz) in the U.S. Since the FCC authorized use of the CRBS band for wireless service providers, it's been possible to deploy 5G private networks in that spectrum with no licensing requirements. By incorporating CRBS functionality into its dRAX platform, Accelleran hopes to make 5G private network implementations happen much faster and at lower engineering costs.
Under the Hood
Through its turnkey solution, the company is already providing a way for customers looking to implement 5G private networks to avoid all the specifying and integration work involved. Consisting of the near real-time RAN intelligent controller (RIC), centralized unit (CU), distributed (DU) and radio unit (RU), plus the service management and orchestration (SMO) software, all of the key elements have been pre-selected, pre-integrated, and optimized.
Users gain access to the RAN intelligence and automation functionality provided by the dRAX RIC platform to address the specific challenges of their particular use case requirements. The additional CBRS feature now incorporated will enable automated micro-licensing of spectrum issued by the CBRS SAS server for the U.S. 5G private networks market.