Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and others form 3.5 GHz alliance
Some of the world’s biggest technology companies have decided to join forces in order to work out how best to exploit the 150 MHz of unlicensed spectrum that has been made available for commercial use. The spectrum is in the 3.5 GHz band (specifically 3550-3700 MHz) and is being referred to as the Citizens Radio Broadband Service, so the joint effort is called the CBRS Alliance. The founding members consist of: Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless and Federated Wireless. This partnership was first publicly discussed back at MWC this year but it seems to have taken them half a year to get their act together.