Webinar recording is now available! Slides downloadable by presenter (below).

General Authorized Access (GAA) for CBRS has been active for over a year now, with more than 125,000 CBRS Devices deployed. More recently, the Priority Access License (PAL) auction has concluded, the licenses have been assigned by the FCC, and initial channel allocation has been performed by the Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators.

With the completion of this last major milestone towards CBRS commercialization, one has to wonder “where do we go from here” to fully realize the economic potential of this 5G band. In this webinar, industry experts will explore this question, first by highlighting where we are today with CBRS and then discussing what the future may hold.

Featuring short presentations and a panel discussion.

Agenda and Speakers:

Introductions (slides)
Lee Pucker, CEO, Wireless Innovation Forum 


Panel Moderator (slides)
Mark Gibson, CommScope

With almost 35 years of spectrum management experience, Mark Gibson is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for Comsearch.  In addition to leading Comsearch’s technical and business development efforts numerous wireless and spectrum-related products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users.  He leads CommScope’s CBRS efforts on the Spectrum Access System/Environmental Sensing Capability.  He is on the board of the Wireless Innovation Forum and is a co-chair of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, where he has also co-chaired working groups related to spectrum sharing and data exchange issues.  He has led Comsearch’s spectrum management efforts including the development of spectrum sharing analysis protocols and sharing criteria, as well as development of Comsearch’s engineering services and software products.  He has led Comsearch’s efforts in working with the American Hospital Association as their technical partner for WMTS frequency coordination.  He has authored several papers on spectrum sharing and relocation and has advised numerous wireless participants in their system design.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

 Presenters and Panelists

CBRS Deployment Successes and Challenges (Slides)
Matt Mangriotis, Cambium Networks

Matt Mangriotis, Senior Director of Product Management, currently leads Cambium Networks’ Point-To-Multipoint (PMP) portfolio of products.  After graduating from University of Illinois with a BS then MS Degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering, he has spent over 20 years in telecommunications, leading New Product Introduction for Motorola on a variety of products from mobile phones to mission critical two-way radio infrastructure.  After earning a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Matt was asked to join the Motorola Canopy group as a product manager, launching the first-ever OFDM-based product in this space. Maintaining continuity through the inception of Cambium Networks, Matt launched the PMP 450 portfolio, which he has grown to become the largest revenue business within Cambium Networks.  Most recently, Matt has launched the cnMedusa™ Massive Multi-User MIMO technology, a leading edge innovation in fixed wireless, enabling Cambium customers to take full advantage of CBRS.

PAL Channel Allocation and Swapping (Slides)
Masoud Olfat
Federated Wireless

Dr. Masoud Olfat completed his PhD and post-doc studies in wireless communications at University of Maryland, College Park in 2003. He has more than 24 years of experience in managing multi-task teams in developing multimedia communication systems, signal processing, and mobile broadband wireless systems such as WiFi, WiMAX, LTE and 5G. As the Vice President of Technology Development in Federated Wireless, Dr. Olfat has been a key individual in the research and product development of CBRS Spectrum Sharing framework, as well as 6 GHz WiFi-6E development. He has chaired several activities in multi-company standard activities. He has also been involved in the development of the 5th Generation (5G) of mobile wireless technologies. 

PAL Secondary Market Sales and Leasing (Slides)
Max Solondz, Verizon Wireless

Max Solondz is a radio specialist in Verizon’s CTO Radio Access Networks Planning group, with responsibilities covering FCC rules, radio policies, and new bands definitions. Max has over 35 years of experience in radio design, radio architecture, radio research, systems engineering, product marketing, and radio policy, all within the radio or cellular communications industry. Max has had such roles working for Sanders Associates, AT&T,  Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, and Verizon. As a member of Verizon CTO, he has been involved in CBRS band policy, WInn Forum, and OnGo CBRSA since 2013. Over the last year, Max has played a lead role in defining Winn Forum database standardization, interoperation, architectures, and requirements to support secondary markets Light Touch Leasing.  Max lives and works in New Jersey. He received his B.A. engineering degree from Brown University, and his M.S. radio engineering degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

CBRS Markets Moving Froward (Slides)
Richard Bernhardt, WISPA

Richard Bernhardt currently serves with the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) as their National Spectrum Adviser.  He is also the chairman of the Spectrum Sharing Committee (SSC), Operations Working Group (WG5) for the Forum, serving also on the group's Steering Committee and chair of the marketing function. WInnForum's SSC is the principal standards development organization for the telecom and wireless industries Citizens Broadband Radio Network (CBRS). Mr. Bernhardt is also the co-chair of the Fixed Wireless Access task group of the Business Wireless Group of the CBRS Alliance and the liaison representative for WISPA.   Prior to these roles, he served as the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Streakwave Wireless Inc., a global wireless VAD for the wireless industry; and previously in a variety of senior roles in technology and start-up companies.  Mr. Bernhardt has also served since 2006 on the board of directors and as chair of the executive board of the humanitarian organization, Bangla Hope, an orphanage and school system for destitute and orphaned children in need, located in Bangladesh.  Mr. Bernhardt is married with one son.  He attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA and holds a Juris Doctorate degree as well as dual bachelor's degrees in communications and political science from the University of California, Davis.

CBRS Release 2 Standards (Slides)
Andrew CleggWInnForum Spectrum Sharing Committee Working Group 1 Chair

Andrew Clegg is Spectrum Engineering Lead for Google. He is currently focused on shared spectrum opportunities in mid-band spectrum, among other things. He was previously program director for spectrum management at the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he was the creator of a $60 million research program to support enhanced access to the radio spectrum. Prior to NSF, he was lead member of technical staff for Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility), a senior engineer at Comsearch, and a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory. He holds a PhD in radio astronomy from Cornell University.