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Federated’s coastal sensor network is ready to support CBRS roll-outs

May 14, 2019 / Kelly Hill

The first wave of coastal sensor networks that detect the presence of naval radar systems which share the Citizens Broadband Radio Service band at 3.5 GHz have received approval from the Federal Communications Commission, and Federated Wireless has now officially announced the nationwide availability of its Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) network. “This is something we’ve been working on for the last two years, and it is really going to be the key aspect to fully unleashing the potential of the 150 megahertz of spectrum,” said Kurt Shaubach, CTO of Federated Wireless.
Federated, CommScope and Google all recently received FCC approval for their ESCs. CommScope and Google’s ESC is a collaborative effort between the two companies, with both companies operating their own Spectrum Access Systems.