Samsung Electronics Joins CBRS
March 13, 2017
The CBRS Alliance has added several landmark member companies to the
organization, including the United States' four leading mobile operators
and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. All five companies are global
innovators that are recognized for developing, engineering and deploying
innovative technologies that impact the vast majority of today's
In becoming part of the CBRS Alliance, the new members join a coalition
of industry-leading organizations dedicated to developing, marketing and
promoting LTE-based solutions utilizing the shared spectrum of the U.S.
3.5 GHz Commercial Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. Each company's
accomplished track record in the wireless industry makes them
well-suited member additions that will support the continued growth and
success of the CBRS Alliance.
"Samsung has long been at the forefront of mobile industry innovation,
including our work in small cells. As the industry has evolved and our
customers' needs have changed over time, we have developed solutions to
accommodate those needs and changes," said Alok Shah, VP, Strategy,
Business Development, and Marketing, Networks Division at Samsung
Electronics America. "We look forward to working with the Alliance and
its members to address wireless industry capacity challenges with the
CBRS band and shared spectrum."
"The addition of our newest Alliance members highlights the strong
interest in the 3.5GHz CBRS band and further emphasizes the importance
of the work of the Alliance in the development of LTE-based
technologies," said Neville Meijers, VP Business Development, Qualcomm
Technologies Inc., and chairman of the board for the CBRS Alliance. "We
look forward to collaborating with each of them, as well as our other
Alliance members to create and deliver new and compelling customer
Alongside the rest of the CBRS Alliance member companies, Samsung and
the country's leading wireless operators will evangelize LTE-based CBRS
technology, use cases and business opportunities. In addition to the
technology developments of members necessary to fulfill the mission --
including multi-operator LTE capabilities -- the collaborative efforts
of the Alliance will aim to establish an effective product certification
program for LTE equipment in the U.S. 3.5 GHz band, ensuring
we pursue the next chapter in wireless innovation -- utilizing shared
spectrum -- the Alliance's capabilities and successes will be furthered
significantly by industry-leading partners like Samsung and the nation's
top wireless operators," said Iyad Tarazi, Chief Executive Officer,
Federated Wireless and CBRS Alliance board member. "We are thrilled to
have several additional industry leaders on-board."
Since the six founding wireless technology companies initially formed
the Alliance in February 2016, the organization has added 31 new
corporate members that share a commitment to their shared mission.
Looking ahead to the remainder of 2017, the 37 organizations making up
The CBRS Alliance will collaborate to develop LTE-based solutions in the
U.S. 3.5 GHz frequency band -- a critical tool to meet rapidly expanding
wireless data demands.