BARCELONA, Spain – OpenG technology combines coordinated shared spectrum, such as the 3.5 GHz band in the U.S., with neutral host-capable small cells to enable cost-effective, ubiquitous in-building cellular coverage.
Juan Santiago, PLM director at Ruckus, spoke with RCR Wireless News during this week’s Mobile World Congress event about the perspectives of bringing this technology to Latin American countries and how carriers and enterprises can work together to improve customers access to mobile services. From a mobile operators perspectives, Santiago noted they gain a huge increase in footprint as enterprises are expected to deploy the technology to please their clients.
Santiago said the technology is still very unique for the U.S. market. As a trend for the Latin American market, Santiago said consumers want connectivity, but expect Wi-Fi to be available.
In the U.S., six wireless industry leaders announced their shared commitment to develop, market and promote solutions tapping the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service. Federated Wireless, Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus Wireless said they believe the 150 megahertz of spectrum made available in the band will be critical to drive innovation, support new business models and spur economic growth.
Editor’s note: Samsung has provided travel costs to the MWC.