This a really interesting discussion, well worth reading.
"Two‑thirds of CBRS Alliance members are people who never played in cellular before or have not owned and operated cellular networks. We’ve got a big laboratory here. With CBRS, we anticipated many 5G ideas. " - Preston Marshall, Google.
I know I’m enjoying exploring the varying use cases in JR’s Lab. With my background being in events and entertainment I’m really excited to see what we can do by adding CBRS to the wireless ‘stack’. Will we see school districts selling ‘slices’ of their network capacity to the local TV station for mobile camera connectivity? Every thought experiment uncovers new possibilities.
‘Neutral host’ will encompass many more services than the voice and data roaming for MNO. Why can’t we have ‘neutral host’ access for delivery drones, student connectivity, enterprise wan extension. Think of it in the same way utilities and cities are offering dark fiber leases on their infrastructure to drive faster ROI and reduce costs.
Are you considering the options for becoming a ‘neutral host’ provider using CBRS? What services could you offer? How will you reach clients?
Google’s announcement of the Orion platform this week has got me thinking!