The CBRS Alliance is changing its name to the OnGo Alliance. The Alliance stated the change reflects how the group is expanding its mission to encompass 3GPP technologies operating in shared spectrum bands around the globe – leveraging its members’ successes in commercializing the CBRS band in the United States.
“The Alliance is very proud of our members’ amazing work over the last five years to realize the vision for LTE and 5G commercial services in the CBRS band,” said OnGo Alliance President Dave Wright. “While our focus will continue to be on advancing OnGo adoption and deployments in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band, our new, expanded mission provides the latitude for us to apply our specifications, work products, and learnings in other frequencies and countries.”
Over the past five years, the CBRS Alliance and its nearly 200 members have been developing reliable, secure, and cost-effective wireless services for the 3.5 GHz CBRS band. To date, numerous OnGo networks have been deployed to satisfy a wide range of use cases, including mobile broadband, fixed wireless access, and enterprise private networks. The private deployments include a variety of sectors, covering education, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation.
The Alliance stated its work in the CBRS band will continue uninterrupted and the OnGo Alliance will now be a potential resource to anyone looking to enable 3GPP-based services in shared spectrum bands, wherever they may be located.