May 11, 2021

CBRS has been hailed as a billion-dollar gift by FCC. With shared spectrum technology like CBRS, building owners can build and operate their own separate network for staff, back-office operations, Point of Sales (POS), Security cameras, IoT sensors and controllers, or make use of their own private networks where they can guarantee coverage and trust their network’s data security.

By this point, you are likely familiar with what CBRS is and possible use cases (to brush up, download our ebook, the Property Owner’s Guide to CBRS Private Networks)

So now you may be wondering, how can I get a CBRS network?

How Can I Get a CBRS Network for My Building?

As with all similar wireless infrastructures, the best approach to implementing a private CBRS network is the following five-step process:

5 planning steps for implementing a private CBRS network - detailed below.

Because of the complexity of these systems and the foreplanning required, it is beneficial to partner with a master integrator to walk you through each step of the process and every critical decision point from day 1 to ensure that you maximize the potential of your network.

With more than 2,700 wireless networks successfully deployed, our team is here to help.

Planning for a Private CBRS Network

Step 1: Identify the business and technical requirements

Connectivity Wireless will work with you to gather all the technical and business requirements, including walking you through use cases and suggested uses so that your network best serves your needs.

Technical Requirements
RF Network Architecture and Design
Engineering Design
Bill of Material
Compliance Verification
ISP/OSP Backhaul Design
Business Requirements
Who will connect?
How will it work?
What problems will it solve?

Step 2: Selecting the Right Network Elements

Connectivity Wireless will help you navigate each of the required building blocks of CBRS:

Building blocks of private CBRS network include the Spectrum Access System (SAS), Evolved Packet Core (EPC), CBRS LTE Access points, and CBRS Devices - our team can help you make the best decisions at each point.

Step 3: Conduct TCO Analysis

Our team will conduct comphensive analyses to compare all viable solutions and recommend the appropriate solution that meets both technical and financial objectives for your property.

Step 4: Implementation

With nationwide experience in every vertical and environment, our team of industry leaders and professionals has the expertise to ensure a seamless implementation of your network. This process includes:

Site Preparation
Site Survey
Headend and IDF Requirements
Power Requirements
Detailed CAD Drawing
Construction and Zoning Drawing
SAS Coordination
Regulatory & License Approvals
Construction / Installation
Project Planning and Management
Fiber and Coax Construction
Power Delivery Coordination
eNode and Antenna Installation
Sweep and PIM Testing
Closeout Documentation
Provisioning and Testing
Commissioning of the system
E911 Testing
SAS Testing
Final System Testing

Step 5: Leverage (Monetization, ROI, Use Cases)

From the beginning, Connectivity Wireless will help you identify possible use cases for your CBRS network and advise how to leverage it to increase ROI and possible monetization.

Master Integrator for Private CBRS Networks

Connectivity Wireless is a leader in delivering next-generation wireless networks through turnkey managed services. With expertise in implementing the five-step process across all wireless networks, we can provide a CBRS private network that best suits your connectivity and business needs today and in the future.  Contact us today.

Check out some of our recent CBRS case studies and related materials:

Times Square CBRS Demo

Angel Stadium CBRS Demo

Blog: Use Cases for Private Networks