Project Exploring Application of SAS Technology beyond CBRS Underway at Wireless Innovation Forum

Published by on 26 Apr 2018


The Wireless Innovation Forum

The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) today announced the approval of a new project to produce a report focused on implementing spectrum sharing frameworks outside the U.S. Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The report will detail potential sharing bands, provide information on Spectrum Access Systems (SASs) and related technologies such as TV White Space, and offer recommendations.

The three-tier approach to spectrum sharing using SASs is being established in the U.S. for the 3.5 GHz (CBRS) band. SASs are currently under development and preparing for regulatory approval. WInnForum’s Spectrum Sharing Committee has been working to create standards and guidelines that describe SAS functionality across numerous domains.

Initiated by the WInnForum’s Advanced Technologies Committee and led by Mark Gibson of CommScope, the report will focus specifically on applications of the SAS concept to other bands. The report will discuss some of the business models for existing shared bands as well as possible bands in the future. It also will also discuss key performance indicators to evaluate the sharing arrangements in a band. The report will present the challenges and benefits of sharing in several bands while taking into consideration a number of factors including types of incumbents in the band, how the bands are used and the nature of usage. It will conclude with recommendations on follow-up actions.

“This project could be a game changer in that it offers spectrum policy makers worldwide new options for realizing the full economic potential of their radio spectrum by exploring the use of key 3.5 GHz U.S. CBRS concepts in different frequency bands and jurisdictions,” says Claude Bélisle President of the WInnForum.

Individuals or organizations wishing to participate in this project should contact Lee Pucker at

Supported by platinum sponsors IndraMotorola SolutionsLeonardo, and Thales, WInnForum has several working groups focusing on projects related to SCA, SDR, and Spectrum Innovation. Visit to learn more.

About the Wireless Innovation Forum

Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to advocating for spectrum innovation, and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit Forum projects are supported by platinum sponsors Motorola SolutionsLeonardo and Thales.

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