HTNG's Citizen's Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Workgroup developed a white paper to help educate hospitality IT personnel on the underlying technology, application of the technology and major use cases of CBRS.
Hospitality properties need a comprehensive wireless network solution that supports the demands of guests, staff, work flow, applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). The CBRS band has the potential to provide a secure private network with mobility interfaces to the MNOs, while remaining under control of the property owner or manager.
CBRS is a new set of frequency bands that can be shared or lightly licensed for private communications or public cellular coverage. CBRS provides 150 MHz of new spectrum that is desperately needed for industries that lack adequate cellular coverage or have the desire for more control of their networks.
HTNG's CBRS for Hospitality Workgroup was formed to help corporate hoteliers adequately advise ownership, management, and other stakeholders on the value of CBRS deployments in their properties. The group was led by Chairs Juan Santiago of Ruckus Networks and Russell Vest of ExteNet Systems.
The white paper can be downloaded here.