LTE & 5G NR-Based CBRS Networks: 2020 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

Release Date: December 2020

Number of Pages: 486

Number of Tables and Figures: 82


After many years of regulatory, standardization and technical implementation activities, the United States' dynamic, three-tiered, hierarchical framework to coordinate shared use of 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) band has finally become a commercial reality. Although the shared spectrum arrangement is access technology neutral, the 3GPP cellular wireless ecosystem is at the forefront of CBRS adoption given the desirability of mid-band spectrum for both LTE and 5G NR network buildouts due its optimal blend of propagation characteristics and capacity.

Following authorization of FCD (Full Commercial Deployment) by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and completion of the recent PAL (Priority Access License) auction, LTE-based CBRS network deployments are beginning to gain considerable momentum, with thousands of operational cell sites throughout the United States to support use cases as diverse as mobile network densification, FWA (Fixed Wireless Access), neutral host infrastructure, and private cellular networks for enterprises and vertical industries. In the coming years, we also anticipate the rollout of 5G NR network equipment operating in the CBRS band, which will lay the foundations for advanced application scenarios with more demanding performance requirements in terms of throughput, latency, reliability, availability and connection density – for example, industrial IoT applications such as connected production machinery, mobile robotics, AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) and AR (Augmented Reality)-assisted troubleshooting.

The CBRS market remains largely unfazed by the economic disruption associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of certain enterprise and vertical submarkets. SNS Telecom & IT estimates that annual investments in LTE and 5G NR-based CBRS RAN (Radio Access Network) infrastructure will account for more than $300 Million by the end of 2020. Complemented by an expanding selection of CBRS-equipped end user devices, the market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 52% between 2020 and 2023 to surpass $1 Billion in annual spending by 2023.

The “LTE & 5G NR-Based CBRS Networks: 2020 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents a detailed assessment of the market for LTE and 5G NR in CBRS spectrum including the value chain, market drivers, barriers to uptake, enabling technologies, key trends, future roadmap, business models, use cases, application scenarios, standardization, regulatory landscape, case studies, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also provides forecasts for LTE and 5G NR-based CBRS RAN infrastructure and terminal equipment from 2020 till 2030. The forecasts cover two air interface technologies, two cell type categories, five device form factors, seven use cases and ten vertical industries.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.


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Key Findings

The report has the following key findings:

  • The CBRS market remains largely unfazed by the economic disruption associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of certain enterprise and vertical submarkets. SNS Telecom & IT estimates that annual investments in LTE and 5G NR-based CBRS RAN infrastructure will account for more than $300 Million by the end of 2020.

  • Complemented by an expanding selection of CBRS-equipped end user devices, the market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 52% between 2020 and 2023 to surpass $1 Billion in annual spending by 2023.

  • LTE-based CBRS network deployments are beginning to gain considerable momentum, with thousands of operational cell sites throughout the United States to support use cases as diverse as mobile network densification, FWA, neutral host infrastructure, and private cellular networks for enterprises and vertical industries.

  • We expect initial rollouts of 5G NR network equipment in the CBRS band to commence in 2021, paving the way for industrial IoT and other advanced application scenarios with demanding performance requirements in terms of throughput, latency, reliability, availability and connection density.

Topics Covered

The report covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to LTE and 5G NR-based CBRS networks

  • Value chain and ecosystem structure

  • Market drivers and challenges

  • Technical aspects including CBRS spectrum sharing rules, system architecture, functional elements, core network integration and security

  • Key trends such as mobile network densification, LTE and 5G NR-based fixed wireless broadband rollouts, neutral host small cell infrastructure for a variety of venues, and the growing prevalence of private cellular networks to support enterprise and industrial IoT applications

  • Future roadmap of LTE and 5G NR in CBRS spectrum

  • Business models, use cases and application scenarios

  • Standardization, regulatory and collaborative initiatives

  • Case studies of LTE and 5G NR-based CBRS network deployments

  • Profiles and strategies of more than 270 ecosystem players

  • Strategic recommendations for LTE and 5G NR equipment suppliers, system integrators, service providers, enterprises and vertical industries

  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2020 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation

Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:

  • CBRS RAN Infrastructure

    • Air Interface Technologies

      • LTE

      • 5G NR

    • Cell Types

      • Indoor Small Cells

      • Outdoor Small Cells

    • Use Cases

      • Mobile Network Densification

      • FWA (Fixed Wireless Access)

      • Cable Operators & New Entrants

      • Neutral Hosts

      • Private Cellular Networks

        • Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses

        • Vertical Industries

    • Vertical Industries for Private Cellular Networks

      • Manufacturing

      • Transportation

      • Utilities

      • Mining

      • Oil & Gas

      • Healthcare

      • Education

      • Retail & Hospitality

      • Government & Municipalities

      • Other Verticals

  • CBRS Terminal Equipment

    • Air Interface Technologies

      • LTE

      • 5G NR

    • Form Factors

      • Smartphones & Handheld Terminals

      • Mobile & Vehicular Routers

      • Fixed CPEs (Customer Premises Equipment)

      • Tablets & Notebook PCs

      • IoT Modules, Dongles & Others

Key Questions Answered

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

  • How big is the opportunity for LTE and 5G NR-based CBRS networks?

  • What trends, drivers and challenges are influencing its growth?

  • What will the market size be in 2023, and at what rate will it grow?

  • Which submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?

  • What are the business models, use cases and application scenarios for CBRS networks?

  • How does the integration of CBRS spectrum relieve capacity constraints faced by traditional mobile operators?

  • What opportunities exist for cable operators, neutral hosts, niche service providers and other new entrants?

  • How will CBRS accelerate the uptake of private cellular networks for enterprises and vertical industries?

  • What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CBRS network buildouts?

  • When will 5G NR-based CBRS network equipment begin to be deployed in large volumes?

  • What are the prospects of non-3GPP technologies in CBRS spectrum?

  • Who are the key ecosystem players, and what are their strategies?

  • What strategies should CBRS equipment suppliers, system integrators, service providers and other stakeholders adopt to remain competitive?

Table of Contents

1 Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary

1.2 Topics Covered

1.3 Forecast Segmentation

1.4 Key Questions Answered

1.5 Key Findings

1.6 Methodology

1.7 Target Audience

1.8 Companies & Organizations Mentioned

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of LTE & 5G NR-Based CBRS Networks

2.1 Spectrum: The Lifeblood of the Wireless Communications Industry

2.1.1 Traditional Exclusive-Use Licensed Spectrum

2.1.2 CBRS Shared Spectrum

2.2 How CBRS Spectrum Differs From Traditional Licensed Frequencies

2.2.1 Exclusive vs. Shared Use

2.2.2 License Fees & Validity

2.2.3 Network Buildout & Service Obligations

2.2.4 Power Limits & Other Restrictions

2.3 Why Utilize CBRS Spectrum for LTE & 5G NR Networks?

2.3.1 Alleviating Capacity Constraints on Mobile Operator Spectrum

2.3.2 New Business Models: Neutral Host, Enterprise & Private Cellular Networks

2.3.3 Resurgence of FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) Services

2.4 The Value Chain of LTE & 5G NR-Based CBRS Networks

2.4.1 Chipset & Enabling Technology Specialists

2.4.2 Terminal OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)

2.4.3 LTE & 5G NR Infrastructure Suppliers

2.4.4 Wireless Service Providers Mobile Operators Fixed-Line Service Providers MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) Towercos (Tower Companies) Neutral Hosts Private Network Operators

2.4.5 End Users Consumers Enterprises & Vertical Industries

2.4.6 Other Ecosystem Players

2.5 Market Drivers

2.5.1 Continued Growth of Mobile Data Traffic

2.5.2 New Revenue Streams: FWA, IoT & Vertical-Focused Services

2.5.3 Private & Neutral-Host Network Deployments

2.5.4 CBRS Shared Spectrum Availability

2.5.5 Lower Cost Network Equipment & Installation

2.5.6 Expanding Ecosystem of Compatible Devices

2.6 Market Barriers

2.6.1 Cell Site Deployment Challenges

2.6.2 Restricted Coverage Due to Transmit Power Limits

2.6.3 Interference & Congestion Concerns for GAA (General Authorized Access)

2.6.4 Competition From Non-3GPP Technologies

2.6.5 Economic & Pandemic-Related Factors

3 Chapter 3: Technical Aspects of CBRS Networks

3.1 Dynamic Three-Tiered Sharing

3.2 Air Interface Technologies for CBRS

3.2.1 LTE & 5G NR

3.2.2 Other Technologies

3.3 CBRS Spectrum

3.3.1 3.5 GHz (3550-3700 MHz) CBRS Band

3.3.2 Technical Rules for Shared Commercial Use

3.3.3 3GPP-Defined Bands to Support LTE & 5G NR-Based CBRS Networks Band 48 – LTE-TDD CBRS Deployments Band 49 – LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) Operation Band n48 – 5G NR-Based CBRS Systems

3.4 Tiers of Authorization

3.4.1 Tier 1 – Incumbent Access

3.4.2 Tier 2 – PALs (Priority Access Licenses)

3.4.3 Tier 3 – GAA (General Authorized Access)

3.5 CBRS System Architecture & Functional Elements

3.5.1 EUDs (End User Devices)

3.5.2 CBSDs (Citizens Broadband Radio Service Devices) BTS-CBSD (Base Transceiver Station-CBSD) CPE-CBSD (Customer Premises Equipment-CBSD) Category A CBSD (Lower Power) Category B CBSD (Higher Power)

3.5.3 Domain Proxy

3.5.4 SAS (Spectrum Access System)

3.5.5 ESC (Environment Sensing Capability)

3.6 Other Technical Aspects

3.6.1 Functional Requirements & Protocols

3.6.2 Equipment Certification

3.6.3 CBRS Security

3.6.4 Core Network Integration Service Provider Hosted Core MOCN (Multi-Operator Core Network) NHN (Neutral Host Network) Private Network Hybrid Network

3.6.5 Shared HNI (Home Network Identity)

3.6.6 Designated Protection Zones DPAs (Dynamic Protection Areas) for Military Radar Systems FSS (Fixed Satellite Service) Earth Station Exclusion & Protection Zones Temporary GWPZs (Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zones) Quite Zones Border Areas

3.6.7 PAL Protection & Opportunistic GAA Operation

3.6.8 Secondary Market for PAL Licenses Partitioning Disaggregation Spectrum Leasing

4 Chapter 4: Business Models, Use Cases & Applications

4.1 Business Models & Use Cases

4.1.1 Service Provider Networks Mobile Network Densification & Buildouts FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) Broadband Mobile Networks for Cable Operators & New Entrants

4.1.2 Neutral Host Networks Indoor Spaces Large Public Venues Transport Hubs & Corridors High-Density Urban Settings Remote and Rural Coverage

4.1.3 Private Cellular Networks Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses Vertical Industries Manufacturing Transportation Utilities Mining Oil & Gas Healthcare Education Retail & Hospitality Governments & Municipalities Other Verticals

4.2 Applications

4.2.1 Mobile Broadband

4.2.2 Home & Business Broadband

4.2.3 Voice & Messaging Services

4.2.4 High-Definition Video Transmission

4.2.5 Telepresence & Video Conferencing

4.2.6 Multimedia Broadcasting & Multicasting

4.2.7 IoT (Internet of Things) Networking

4.2.8 Wireless Connectivity for Wearables

4.2.9 Untethered AR/VR/MR (Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality)

4.2.10 Real-Time Holographic Projections

4.2.11 Tactile Internet & Haptic Feedback

4.2.12 High-Precision Positioning & Tracking

4.2.13 Industrial Automation

4.2.14 Remote Control of Machines

4.2.15 Connected Mobile Robotics

4.2.16 Unmanned & Autonomous Vehicles

4.2.17 BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight) Operation of Drones

4.2.18 Data-Driven Analytics & Insights

4.2.19 Sensor-Equipped Digital Twins

4.2.20 Predictive Maintenance of Equipment

5 Chapter 5: Standardization, Regulatory & Collaborative Initiatives

5.1 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)

5.1.1 Release 14: Introduction of CBRS Band 48

5.1.2 Release 15: LAA/eLAA Operation for CBRS Networks

5.1.3 Release 16: Band n48 to Support 5G NR Implementations

5.2 ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions)

5.2.1 IMSI Assignment & Management for CBRS

5.2.2 Additional CBRS-Related Efforts

5.3 CBRS Alliance

5.3.1 OnGo Certification Program for 3.5 GHz CBRS Equipment

5.3.2 CBRS Network Services & Coexistence Specifications Release 1: Baseline Specifications for LTE Systems in the 3.5 GHz Band Release 2: Enhanced Specifications in Preparation for OnGo Commercial Service Release 3: Incorporation of 3GPP’s 5G Definitions & Standards in the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band Release Independent Specifications for CBRS Identifiers

5.4 CTIA

5.4.1 Product Certification for 3.5 GHz CBRS Equipment

5.5 DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)

5.5.1 Advocacy Efforts to Promote Unlicensed & Dynamic Access to Spectrum

5.6 ONF (Open Networking Foundation)

5.6.1 CBRS Spectrum Support in the Aether 5G/LTE ECaaS (Edge-Cloud-as-a-Service) Platform

5.7 U.S. FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

5.7.1 Regulation of CBRS Spectrum

5.8 U.S. NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)

5.8.1 CBRS-Related Spectrum Management Work

5.9 WInnForum (Wireless Innovation Forum)

5.9.1 SSC (Spectrum Sharing Committee): CBRS Standards Release 1: CBRS Baseline Standards Release 2: Enhancements to CBRS Baseline Standards Administration of Root Certificate Authority, Professional Installer Training & CBSD Certification Programs

5.10 Others

6 Chapter 6: Case Studies of CBRS Network Deployments

6.1 American Dream: Transforming Retail & Entertainment Using CBRS-Powered Wireless Connectivity

6.1.1 Spectrum Type

6.1.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.1.3 Deployment Summary

6.2 Angel Stadium: Private LTE & 5G-Ready CBRS Network for Powering Critical Support Systems

6.2.1 Spectrum Type

6.2.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.2.3 Deployment Summary

6.3 AT&T: Tapping CBRS Shared Spectrum for FWA & Private Cellular Networks

6.3.1 Spectrum Type

6.3.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.3.3 Deployment Summary

6.4 LTE-Based CBRS Network for Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural California

6.4.1 Spectrum Type

6.4.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.4.3 Deployment Summary

6.5 Charter Communications: Transforming MVNO & FWA Service Offerings With CBRS Shared Spectrum

6.5.1 Spectrum Type

6.5.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.5.3 Deployment Summary

6.6 Dallas Love Field Airport: Private LTE Network for Internal Operations & Passenger Experience

6.6.1 Spectrum Type

6.6.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.6.3 Deployment Summary

6.7 DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit): CBRS-Powered Smart Media & Communications Platform

6.7.1 Spectrum Type

6.7.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.7.3 Deployment Summary

6.8 Faena Hotel & Forum: LTE-Based CBRS Network for Improving Mobile Connectivity

6.8.1 Spectrum Type

6.8.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.8.3 Deployment Summary

6.9 FedEx: Leveraging CBRS Shared Spectrum for Wireless Communications in Hub Facilities

6.9.1 Spectrum Type

6.9.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.9.3 Deployment Summary

6.10 Geoverse: Pioneering Neutral Host & Private Wireless Networks With CBRS Shared Spectrum

6.10.1 Spectrum Type

6.10.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.10.3 Deployment Summary

6.11 John Deere: Private Cellular Connectivity for Manufacturing Processes & Agricultural Applications

6.11.1 Spectrum Type

6.11.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.11.3 Deployment Summary

6.12 Memorial Health System: LTE-Based CBRS Network to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts

6.12.1 Spectrum Type

6.12.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.12.3 Deployment Summary

6.13 Midco (Midcontinent Communications): CBRS Shared Spectrum for Rural Broadband Connectivity

6.13.1 Spectrum Type

6.13.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.13.3 Deployment Summary

6.14 Murray City School District: LTE-Based Private CBRS Network for K-12 Education

6.14.1 Spectrum Type

6.14.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.14.3 Deployment Summary

6.15 New York’s Times Square: Improving Public Mobile Connectivity With CBRS Shared Spectrum

6.15.1 Spectrum Type

6.15.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.15.3 Deployment Summary

6.16 PGA Tour: LTE-Based CBRS Networks to Improve Wireless Coverage & Security at Golf Tournaments

6.16.1 Spectrum Type

6.16.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.16.3 Deployment Summary

6.17 PK Solutions: CBRS-Powered Private Wireless Connectivity for Oil & Gas Companies

6.17.1 Spectrum Type

6.17.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.17.3 Deployment Summary

6.18 SDG&E (San Diego Gas & Electric) Company: Private LTE Network for Mission-Critical Communications

6.18.1 Spectrum Type

6.18.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.18.3 Deployment Summary

6.19 Southern Linc: Expanding LTE Network Capacity for Utility Communications With CBRS Shared Spectrum

6.19.1 Spectrum Type

6.19.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.19.3 Deployment Summary

6.20 Strata Worldwide: Streamlining Mining Operations With Combined Low-Band & CBRS Spectrum Networks

6.20.1 Spectrum Type

6.20.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.20.3 Deployment Summary

6.21 UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara): Outdoor CBRS Network for On-Campus IoT Services

6.21.1 Spectrum Type

6.21.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.21.3 Deployment Summary

6.22 Verizon Communications: Exploiting CBRS Shared Spectrum to Address Capacity Demands

6.22.1 Spectrum Type

6.22.2 Integrators & Suppliers

6.22.3 Deployment Summary

7 Chapter 7: Market Sizing & Forecasts

7.1 Ten-Year Outlook for LTE & 5G NR-Based CBRS Networks in the United States

7.1.1 RAN Infrastructure Investments

7.1.2 Terminal Equipment Sales

7.2 CBRS RAN Infrastructure

7.2.1 Segmentation by Air Interface Technology LTE 5G NR

7.2.2 Segmentation by Cell Type Indoor Small Cells Outdoor Small Cells

7.2.3 Segmentation by Use Case Mobile Network Densification FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) Cable Operators & New Entrants Neutral Hosts Private Cellular Networks Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses Vertical Industries

7.2.4 Segmentation by Vertical Industry Manufacturing Transportation Utilities Mining Oil & Gas Healthcare Education Retail & Hospitality Government & Municipalities Other Verticals

7.3 CBRS Terminal Equipment

7.3.1 Segmentation by Air Interface Technology LTE 5G NR

7.3.2 Segmentation by Form Factor Smartphones & Handheld Terminals Mobile & Vehicular Routers Fixed CPEs (Customer Premises Equipment) Tablets & Notebook PCs IoT Modules, Dongles & Others

8 Chapter 8: Key Ecosystem Players

8.1 ABiT Corporation

8.2 Accelleran

8.3 Accuver (InnoWireless)

8.4 ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)

8.5 Affirmed Networks (Microsoft Corporation)

8.6 Airgain

8.7 Airspan Networks

8.8 Airtower Networks

8.9 Airwavz Solutions

8.10 Akoustis Technologies

8.11 Alef Edge

8.12 Allen Vanguard Wireless

8.13 Alpha Wireless

8.14 Altiostar Networks

8.15 Altran

8.16 Amazon

8.17 Amdocs

8.18 American Tower Corporation

8.19 Amit Wireless

8.20 Anritsu Corporation

8.21 ANS (Advanced Network Services)

8.22 Antenna Company

8.23 Anterix

8.24 Apple

8.25 Artemis Networks (Rearden)

8.26 ASOCS

8.27 ASUS (ASUSTeK Computer)/Askey Computer Corporation

8.28 Athonet

8.29 ATN International

8.30 AttoCore

8.31 Axell Wireless

8.32 Azcom Technology

8.33 BAI Communications/Transit Wireless

8.34 Baicells Technologies

8.35 Ballast Networks

8.36 BearCom

8.37 BEC Technologies

8.38 Benetel

8.39 Billion Electric

8.40 Black Box Corporation

8.41 Blackned

8.42 Blue Arcus Technologies

8.43 Blue Danube Systems

8.44 Boingo Wireless

8.45 Branch Communications

8.46 BTI Wireless

8.47 Bureau Veritas/7Layers

8.48 BVSystems (Berkeley Varitronics Systems)

8.49 CableFree (Wireless Excellence)

8.50 CableLabs/Kyrio

8.51 Cambium Networks

8.52 Cambridge Consultants

8.53 Casa Systems

8.54 CCI (Communication Components Inc.)/BLiNQ Networks

8.55 CCN (Cirrus Core Networks)

8.56 CellAntenna Corporation

8.57 cellXica

8.58 Celona

8.59 Centerline Communications

8.60 Cisco Systems

8.61 ClearSky Technologies

8.62 Codium Networks

8.63 Comba Telecom

8.64 CommAgility (Wireless Telecom Group)

8.65 CommScope/Ruckus Networks

8.66 Compal

8.67 COMSovereign

8.68 Connectivity Wireless Solutions (M/C Partners)

8.69 Contela

8.70 Corning

8.71 Council Rock

8.72 Cradlepoint (Ericsson)

8.73 Crown Castle International Corporation

8.74 CTS (Communication Technology Services)

8.75 Dali Wireless

8.76 Dejero Labs

8.77 DEKRA

8.78 Dell Technologies

8.79 Digi International

8.80 Digicert

8.81 DKK (Denki Kogyo)

8.82 Druid Software

8.83 EION Wireless

8.84 Encore Networks

8.85 Ericsson

8.86 Essential Products

8.87 EXFO

8.88 ExteNet Systems (Digital Colony)

8.89 Facebook

8.90 Fairspectrum

8.91 Federated Wireless

8.92 Fibrolan

8.93 FreedomFi

8.94 FRTek

8.95 Fujitsu

8.96 Future Technologies Venture

8.97 GCT Semiconductor

8.98 GE (General Electric)

8.99 Gemtek Technology

8.100 Geoverse (ATN International)

8.101 Getac Technology Corporation

8.102 Goodman Networks

8.103 Google (Alphabet)

8.104 Granite Telecommunications

8.105 Green Packet

8.106 HCL Technologies

8.107 HFR

8.108 Hitachi Kokusai Electric

8.109 Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology Group)

8.110 HP

8.111 HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

8.112 Huber+Suhner

8.113 iBwave Solutions (Corning)

8.114 Infomark Corporation

8.115 Infosys

8.116 Infovista

8.117 Inseego Corporation

8.118 Insta Group

8.119 Intel Corporation

8.120 Intenna Systems

8.121 InterDigital

8.122 IoT4Net

8.123 ip.access (Mavenir Systems)

8.124 IPLOOK Networks

8.125 iPosi

8.126 Jaton Technology

8.127 JCI (Japan Communications Inc.)/Contour Networks

8.128 JIT (JI Technology)

8.129 JMA Wireless

8.130 Juni Global

8.131 Kajeet

8.132 Key Bridge Wireless

8.133 Keysight Technologies

8.134 Kisan Telecom

8.135 KLA Laboratories

8.136 Kleos

8.137 KMW

8.138 KORE Wireless

8.139 Kyocera Corporation

8.140 Landmark Dividend

8.141 Lekha Wireless Solutions

8.142 Lemko Corporation

8.143 Lenovo/Motorola Mobility

8.144 LG Electronics

8.145 Lime Microsystems

8.146 Lindsay Broadband

8.147 Linx Technologies

8.148 LS telcom

8.149 Maven Wireless

8.150 Mavenir Systems

8.151 Metaswitch Networks (Microsoft Corporation)

8.152 Metro Network Services

8.153 MiCOM Labs

8.154 Microlab

8.155 Microsoft Corporation

8.156 MitraStar Technology (Unizyx Holding Corporation)

8.157 Mobile Mark

8.158 Mobilitie

8.159 Motorola Solutions

8.160 MRT Technology (Suzhou)

8.161 MSB (M S Benbow & Associates)

8.162 MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)

8.163 MTI Wireless Edge

8.164 Multi-Tech Systems

8.165 NEC Corporation

8.166 Nemko

8.167 Netgear

8.168 NetNumber

8.169 NewEdge Signal Solutions

8.170 Nextivity

8.171 Node-H

8.172 Nokia

8.173 Nominet

8.174 Nsight Telservices

8.175 NuRAN Wireless/Nutaq Innovation

8.176 Oceus Networks

8.177 Octasic

8.178 OPPO/Vivo/OnePlus/Realme (BBK Electronics Corporation)

8.179 Oracle Communications

8.180 Panasonic Corporation

8.181 Panorama Antennas

8.182 Parallel Wireless

8.183 Parsec Technologies

8.184 Pavlov Media

8.185 PCTEL

8.186 PCTEST Lab (PCTEST Engineering Laboratory)

8.187 Pierson Wireless

8.188 Pivot Technology Services

8.189 Pivotal Commware

8.190 Polaris Networks

8.191 QuadGen Wireless Solutions

8.192 Qualcomm

8.193 Quantum Wireless

8.194 Qucell (InnoWireless)

8.195 Quectel Wireless Solutions

8.196 Qulsar

8.197 Quortus

8.198 Radisys Corporation (Reliance Industries)

8.199 Ranplan Wireless

8.200 Raycap

8.201 RED Technologies

8.202 Redline Communications

8.203 RF Connect

8.204 RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)

8.205 Rivada Networks

8.206 RKTPL (RK Telesystem Private Limited)

8.207 Rohde & Schwarz

8.208 RuggON Corporation

8.209 Saankhya Labs

8.210 SAC Wireless (Nokia)

8.211 Samsung

8.212 Sanjole

8.213 SBA Communications Corporation

8.214 Select Spectrum

8.215 Seowon Intech

8.216 Sequans Communications

8.217 Sercomm Corporation

8.218 SGS

8.219 Shanghai Smawave Technology

8.220 Sharp Corporation/Dynabook (Foxconn)

8.221 Siemens

8.222 Sierra Wireless

8.223 Smart City Networks

8.224 SOLiD

8.225 Sony Corporation

8.226 Spectrum Effect

8.227 Spirent Communications

8.228 Sporton International

8.229 SQUAN

8.230 SSC (Shared Spectrum Company)

8.231 Star Solutions

8.232 STEP CG

8.233 STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd)

8.234 Sunwave Communications

8.235 SureSite Consulting Group

8.236 Suzhou Aquila Solutions (Aquila Wireless)

8.237 Syniverse Technologies

8.238 T&W (Shenzhen Gongjin Electronics)

8.239 Tait Communications

8.240 Tango Networks

8.241 Taoglas

8.242 Teal Communications

8.243 Tecore Networks

8.244 Telewave

8.245 Teleworld Solutions

8.246 Telit Communications

8.247 Telrad Networks

8.248 Telsasoft

8.249 TESSCO Technologies

8.250 ThinkRF

8.251 Tilson

8.252 TLC Solutions

8.253 TÜV SÜD

8.254 Ubicquia

8.255 UL

8.256 Valid8

8.257 Vapor IO

8.258 Vertical Bridge (Digital Colony)

8.259 Verveba Telecom

8.260 Viavi Solutions

8.261 Virtual Network Communications (COMSovereign)

8.262 Wave Wireless

8.263 Wavesight

8.264 Westell Technologies

8.265 Widelity

8.266 Wilson Electronics

8.267 Wilus

8.268 WIN Connectivity (Wireless Information Networks)

8.269 Winncom Technologies

8.270 WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)

8.271 Wytec International

8.272 Zebra Technologies

8.273 ZenFi Networks

8.274 Zinwave (McWane)

8.275 Zmtel (Shanghai Zhongmi Communication Technology)

8.276 Zyxel Communications (Unizyx Holding Corporation)

9 Chapter 9: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations

9.1 Why is the Market Poised to Grow?

9.2 Future Roadmap: 2020 – 2030

9.2.1 2020 – 2024: Continued Investments in CBRS Network Deployments

9.2.2 2025 – 2029: Commercial Maturity of 5G NR Implementations in the 3.5 GHz Band

9.2.3 2030 & Beyond: Ubiquity of CBRS Spectrum Across Service Provider, Neutral Host & Private Networks

9.3 Fostering Innovation Through Spectrum Sharing

9.4 Transforming the Cellular Communications Industry

9.5 Densification of Mobile Operator Networks in the 5G Era

9.6 Accelerating FWA & Rural Broadband Rollouts

9.7 Moving Towards the Neutral Host Model

9.8 The Emergence of New Entrants in the Cellular Industry

9.9 Private Cellular Networks for Industrial IoT Applications

9.10 Which Use Cases Will Dominate the CBRS Market?

9.11 COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on CBRS Shared Spectrum Deployments

9.12 Prospects of Non-3GPP Technologies in CBRS Spectrum

9.13 Strategic Recommendations

9.13.1 LTE/5G Equipment Suppliers & System Integrators

9.13.2 Mobile Operators, Neutral Hosts & Other Service Providers

9.13.3 Enterprises & Vertical Industries

List of Companies Mentioned

The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)


Aaeon Technology

ABiT Corporation



ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)

Affirmed Networks


Airspan Networks

Airtower Networks

Airwavz Solutions

Akoustis Technologies

Alabama Power Company

Alef Edge

Allen Vanguard Wireless

Alpha Wireless


Altiostar Networks




American Dream

American Tower Corporation

Amit Wireless

Angel Stadium

Anritsu Corporation

ANS (Advanced Network Services)

Antenna Company



Artemis Networks

Askey Computer Corporation


ASUS (ASUSTeK Computer)



ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions)

ATN International


Axell Wireless

Azcom Technology

BAI Communications

Baicells Technologies

Ballast Networks

BBK Electronics Corporation


BEC Technologies


Billion Electric

Black Box Corporation


BLiNQ Networks

Blue Arcus Technologies

Blue Danube Systems

Boingo Wireless

Branch Communications

BTI Wireless

Bureau Veritas

BVSystems (Berkeley Varitronics Systems)

CableFree (Wireless Excellence)


Cambium Networks

Cambridge Consultants

Casa Systems

CBRS Alliance

CCI (Communication Components Inc.)

CCN (Cirrus Core Networks)

CellAntenna Corporation



Centerline Communications

Charter Communications

Cisco Systems

ClearSky Technologies

Codium Networks

Comba Telecom






Connectivity Wireless Solutions


Contour Networks


Council Rock


Crown Castle International Corporation


CTS (Communication Technology Services)

Dali Wireless

Dallas Love Field Airport

DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

Dejero Labs


Dell Technologies

Digi International


Digital Colony

DKK (Denki Kogyo)

Druid Software

DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)


EION Wireless

Encore Networks


Essential Products


ExteNet Systems


Faena Forum

Faena Hotel Miami Beach


Federated Wireless






Future Technologies Venture

GCT Semiconductor

GE (General Electric)

Gemtek Technology


Getac Technology Corporation

Goodman Networks


Granite Telecommunications

Green Packet

HCL Technologies


Hitachi Kokusai Electric

Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology Group)


HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

HTNG (Hospitality Technology Next Generation)


iBwave Solutions

Infomark Corporation




Inseego Corporation

Insta Group

Intel Corporation

Intenna Systems




IPLOOK Networks


Jaton Technology

JCI (Japan Communications Inc.)

JIT (JI Technology)

JMA Wireless

John Deere (Deere & Company)

Juni Global


Key Bridge Wireless

Keysight Technologies

Kisan Telecom

KLA Laboratories



KORE Wireless

Kyocera Corporation


Landmark Dividend

Lekha Wireless Solutions

Lemko Corporation


LG Electronics

Lime Microsystems

Lindsay Broadband

Linx Technologies

LS telcom

M/C Partners

Maven Wireless

Mavenir Systems


Memorial Health System

Metaswitch Networks

Metro Network Services

MiCOM Labs


Microsoft Corporation

Midco (Midcontinent Communications)

MitraStar Technology

MLB (Major League Baseball)

Mobile Mark


Motorola Mobility

Motorola Solutions

MRT Technology (Suzhou)

MSB (M S Benbow & Associates)

MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)

MTI Wireless Edge

Multi-Tech Systems

Murray City School District

NEC Corporation




NewEdge Signal Solutions





NRTC (National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative)

Nsight Telservices

NuRAN Wireless

Nutaq Innovation

Oceus Networks



ONF (Open Networking Foundation)


Oracle Communications

Panasonic Corporation

Panorama Antennas

Parallel Wireless

Parsec Technologies

Pavlov Media


PCTEST Lab (PCTEST Engineering Laboratory)

PGA Tour

Pierson Wireless

Pivot Technology Services

Pivotal Commware

PK Solutions

Polaris Networks

QuadGen Wireless Solutions


Quantum Wireless


Quectel Wireless Solutions



Radisys Corporation

Ranplan Wireless




RED Technologies

Redline Communications

Reliance Industries

RF Connect

RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)

Rivada Networks

RKTPL (RK Telesystem Private Limited)

Rohde & Schwarz

Ruckus Networks

RuggON Corporation

Saankhya Labs

SAC Wireless

Safari Telecom



SBA Communications Corporation

SDG&E (San Diego Gas & Electric) Company

Select Spectrum

Sempra Energy

Seowon Intech

Sequans Communications

Sercomm Corporation


Shanghai Smawave Technology

Sharp Corporation


Sierra Wireless

Sivers IMA

Smart City Networks


Sonim Technologies

Sony Corporation

Sony Mobile Communications

Southern Company

Southern Linc

Spectrum Effect

Spirent Communications

Sporton International


SSC (Shared Spectrum Company)

Star Solutions


STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd)

Strata Worldwide

Sunwave Communications

SureSite Consulting Group

Suzhou Aquila Solutions (Aquila Wireless)

Syniverse Technologies

T&W (Shenzhen Gongjin Electronics)

Tait Communications

Tango Networks


Teal Communications

Tecore Networks


Teleworld Solutions

Telit Communications

Telrad Networks


TESSCO Technologies



Times Square Alliance

TLC Solutions

Transit Wireless


U.S. FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

U.S. NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)


UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara)


Unizyx Holding Corporation


Vapor IO


Verizon Communications

Vertical Bridge

Verveba Telecom

Viavi Solutions

Virtual Network Communications


Wave Wireless


Westell Technologies

WIA (Wireless Infrastructure Association)


Wilson Electronics


WIN Connectivity (Wireless Information Networks)

Winncom Technologies

WInnForum (Wireless Innovation Forum)

Wireless Telecom Group

WISPA (Wireless Internet Service Providers Association)

WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)

Wytec International

Zebra Technologies

ZenFi Networks


Zmtel (Shanghai Zhongmi Communication Technology)

Zyxel Communications