Last month, participating employees completed an online survey and out of tens of thousands of U.S. companies, Federated Wireless came out on top. “I am honored and thrilled that we won this award that exemplifies the culture we are creating for our team,” said Iyad Tarazi, CEO of Federated Wireless. “We’ve invested a lot of time and attention into fostering a culture that is inclusive and supportive to all and it’s beyond rewarding to see that this concept is being fully embraced by our employees.”
“Comparably’s annual Best CEOs for Diversity Award is based entirely on how employees of color rate their CEOs,” said Comparably CEO Jason Nazar. “The exceptional leaders on this list understand that diversity and inclusion are vital aspects needed to create successful businesses and great workplace culture.”
Iyad Tarazi and our leadership team scored an A+ by those who voted, placing it in the top 5% of companies sized 11-50 employees in the U.S. The Leadership score includes details about how employees evaluate their executive team, CEO and manager. Key findings from the employee survey include:
Based on 96 ratings, the leadership score came in at 93% and combines feedback from employees (97%), managers (91%) and the executive team (90%).
Federated Wireless’ team score is currently ranked in the top 5% of similar sized companies in the U.S.. 100 % of Federated Wireless employees look forward to interacting with coworkers while 97% believe their company meetings are effective. Among the various teams at Federated Wireless, the executive department ranks the highest in team score.
Federated Wireless’ Work Culture scored 92% placing it first among its competitors and in the top 5% of similar sized U.S. companies. 100% of Federated Wireless employees are excited about going to work each day and 100% look forward to working with coworkers. 32 employees at Federated Wireless score their wages and compensation an “A+” on average.
Comparably Awards are derived from employees who anonymously rate their workplace and employers on Comparably.com. After 558 employee ratings and 145 written reviews, both our CEO Iyad Tarazi and our culture score were ranked in the top 5% as compared to the industry average and our competitors.
Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) pioneer first to market with required infrastructure,
accelerating customer engagement
ARLINGTON, VA – May 13, 2019
Working to meet the growing demand for wireless access to mobile data, CBRS pioneer Federated Wireless today announced that it has completed the roll-out of the world’s first in-production environmental sensing capability (ESC) network. This will enable initial commercial deployment (ICD) of CBRS services across the US, and follows closely on the heels of FCC certification of the Federated Wireless ESC received on April 29, 2019.
“Today’s announcement marks an historic milestone in the CBRS market, one that the entire industry has been working toward since 2012,” said Chris DePuy, founder and technology analyst at 650 Group. “The promise of CBRS is now a reality and will bring much-needed wireless performance and capacity increases to a broad range of users nationwide.”
Shared spectrum is a disruptive technology that delivers the best attributes of traditional wireless and Wi-Fi, with lower fixed cost, higher quality and greater efficiency and scale. The 150Mhz available in the 3.5Ghz CBRS band is approximately equivalent to that owned by the largest national wireless carriers and is divided into three tiers of service dedicated to:
Incumbents (including the US Navy)
Priority Access Licenses (PALs)
General Authorized Access
The newly-completed Federated Wireless ESC network helps ensure that incumbent transmissions are interference-free, while the Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller dynamically allocates spectrum to users in all three tiers. The ESC network is made up of dedicated, purpose-built sensors placed along US coastlines and designed to accurately and rapidly detect federal incumbent transmissions in the 3.5 GHz band. The Federated Wireless network is deployed with full redundancy, making it highly reliable and available.
Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless has long led the industry in development of shared spectrum CBRS capabilities, taking a lead role in the formation of the CBRS Alliance, being the first to complete testing of its ESC network and having multiple customers ready to deliver CBRS services using its SAS solution. The company’s partner ecosystem includes more than 40 device manufacturers and edge partners, all of which are dedicated to collaboration to advance development and proliferation of CBRS services.
Federated Wireless’ customer base includes more than 25 companies spanning the telecommunications, energy, hospitality, education, retail, office space, municipal and residential verticals, with a wide range of use cases ranging from network densification and mobile offload to Private LTE and Industrial IoT.
The CBRS market is in a state of rapid and dynamic growth, with certification and full automation planned later this year and licensed CBRS spectrum expected to be made available in early 2020. Future developments are anticipated to include rapid CBRS device development and deployment, and expansion into the 6GHz band for unlicensed access to further expand national wireless capacity and throughput.
“I am extremely pleased with what we have been able to achieve in such a short time, and am eager to begin the next phase of CBRS service development and expansion,” said Iyad Tarazi, President and CEO of Federated Wireless. “Our technological innovation over the past seven years has positioned us well to continue to lead this industry, while our expanding partner ecosystem and customer base ensure that we have the support we need to do so while continuing to address their most pressing business needs.”
About Federated Wireless
Federated Wireless is leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution, eliminating the decades-old problem of spectrum scarcity. The company offers the industry’s only end-to-end Spectrum Controller, enabling government and commercial users to securely share the same spectrum band. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and with offices in Boston and Silicon Valley, Federated Wireless is removing the multi-billion-dollar price tag associated with spectrum access, allowing for the creation of new wireless carriers and business models. For more information, visit: www.federatedwireless.com.
This week, Midco® and Telrad Networks successfully completed initial Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) testing on a market trial license with the Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller, a spectrum access system (SAS). The testing proves that Midco’s next-generation LTE network can communicate with the SAS for the purpose of dynamic spectrum sharing, allowing Midco to continue closing the Digital Divide in rural America.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires SAS systems to manage and assign spectrum on a dynamic, as-needed basis across three tiers of users. This helps to increase spectrum efficiency within the CBRS, 3.5 GHz spectrum band. Midco tested with the Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller at three sites in rural Minnesota and North Dakota, covering approximately 1,348 rural residents and businesses. The test ensured that the Telrad equipment – both base stations and customer premises equipment (CPE) – could successfully communicate with the Spectrum Controller to request spectrum and that the SAS could successfully assign that spectrum.
The final FCC SAS testing and verifications are wrapping up, making way for initial commercial deployments. Midco will be ready to immediately deploy high-speed fixed LTE wireless broadband throughout its rural footprint, providing rural customers with speeds of up to 100 Mbps downloads and 20 Mbps uploads without any data caps.
Midco is a leading provider of reliable, high-speed internet via wired and fixed wireless technology. In 2018, Midco began offering fixed wireless services and was provisionally awarded by the FCC approximately $38.9 million in the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Auction. This funding will help Midco pass more than 100,000 homes with high-speed, fixed wireless broadband. Midco’s CAF commitment is only one phase of its Midco Edge OutSMstrategy in which it “edges out” high-speed internet from its fiber backbone in urban areas. Midco Edge Out will help close the Digital Divide using fixed wireless technology.
Midco partnered with Telrad Networks to provide its next-generation fixed wireless LTE network. Telrad is a global provider of innovative, feature-rich TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Their wireless solutions meet the connectivity needs of millions of end users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world.
For purposes of the market trial testing, Midco and Telrad worked with Federated Wireless. The Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller delivers software-defined spectrum through a cloud-based SAS, protects federal incumbents with a redundant network of Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) sensors, and provides a robust set of lifecycle management tools with real-time visibility for optimizing and monetizing CBRS services.
“Midco provides an ideal example of how shared spectrum can cost-effectively deliver secure high-speed mobile services in rural areas that have been hard to reach in the past,” said Iyad Tarazi, President and CEO, Federated Wireless. “We are proud to partner with Telrad to support Midco with an end-to-end CBRS solution for delivering the latest wireless technology to their customers.”
Founded in 1931, Midco is a leading provider of reliable, high-speed internet via wired and fixed wireless technology. By 2025, Midco will deploy 10G, the next great leap for broadband – while also expanding its fixed wireless network to rural areas. The company also delivers cable TV including MidcoSN (a regional sports network), voice, home security, data center and advertising services, plus wholesale networking solutions. Midco serves 385,000 homes and business in more than 400 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Visit Midco.com to learn more about Midco and how the company gives back to the communities it serves.
About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution with TD-LTE solutions and a path to 5G in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (www.telrad.com)
About Federated Wireless
Federated Wireless is leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution, eliminating the decades-old problem of spectrum scarcity. The company offers the industry’s only end-to-end Spectrum Controller, enabling government and commercial users to securely share the same spectrum band. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and with offices in Boston and Silicon Valley, Federated Wireless is removing the multi-billion-dollar price tag associated with spectrum access, allowing for the creation of new wireless carriers and business models.
Companies Team Up to Deliver Fixed Wireless Broadband Services Via CBRS
ARLINGTON, Va. & ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Federated Wireless, the leading shared spectrum technology provider, and Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced a partnership aimed at delivering Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) connectivity to Cambium Networks’ Fixed Wireless Broadband customers. With this agreement, the two companies are enabling Cambium Networks’ customers to leverage CBRS to enhance existing and introduce new fixed wireless broadband services for residential, enterprise, government and industrial networking applications.
“While the traditional licensed spectrum approach has served the largest U.S. mobile operators well, it has also constrained network operators like WISPs who operate smaller networks throughout the U.S., as well as government and industrial network operators seeking to optimize their operations via wireless networks” said Scott Imhoff, Senior VP Product Management and Marketing at Cambium Networks. “CBRS changes everything – unlocking a large slice of spectrum for broader commercial use. Our cnMedusa™ Massive MU-MIMO technology with adaptive beamforming capabilities is field proven and enables network operators to achieve the highest throughput capacity in limited spectrum. Our partnership with Federated Wireless gives network operators a path to deliver high-speed services in a spectrum band they use today without requiring costly hardware upgrades.”
Cambium Networks’ extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure cloud-managed wireless solutions makes it possible for service providers to build powerful communications networks. CBRS will allow WISPs and other network operators to immediately expand their usable spectrum capacity from 50 MHz to 150 MHz in any given region. Cambium Networks’ field-proven technology provides a high-speed, low latency, scalable platform to take advantage of this expanded capacity that will be dynamically managed for interference mitigation.
“The PAL license rules approved by the FCC in October leave plenty of room for WISPs to leverage shared spectrum to expand services and reach, as evidenced by the more than 80 WISPs that participated in our Initial Commercial Deployment (ICD) proposal submitted in September,” said Todd Gore, Vice President Sales at Federated Wireless. “Our partnership with Cambium Networks enables WISPs to bring wireless services to both urban and rural customers more cost effectively via CBRS, whether or not they secure a PAL license.”
Federated Wireless is at the forefront of shared spectrum technology, recently announcing the anticipated completion of its dedicated nationwide ESC network and plans to roll out initial commercial CBRS service in close to 16,000 nationwide sites in Q1 2019. The Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller delivers CBRS spectrum sharing as a cloud service for efficiency, scale, and ease of deployment.
Federated Wireless is leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution, eliminating the decades-old problem of spectrum scarcity. The Company offers the industry’s only end-to-end Spectrum Controller, enabling government and commercial users to securely share the same spectrum band. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Federated Wireless is removing the multi-billion dollar price tag associated with spectrum access, allowing for the creation of new wireless carriers and business models. For more information, please visit: www.federatedwireless.com.
About Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless connectivity solutions that strengthen connections between people, places and things. Specializing in providing an end-to-end wireless fabric of reliable, scalable, secure, cloud-managed platforms that perform under demanding conditions, Cambium Networks empowers service providers and enterprise, industrial and government network operators to build intelligent edge connectivity. Headquartered outside Chicago and with R&D centers in the U.S., U.K. and India, Cambium Networks sells through a range of trusted global distributors. www.cambiumnetworks.com.
Joint platform integration to enable a fully API-driven solution for wireless connectivity
Arlington, Va. and New York – February 21, 2019 — Taking the next step towards a developer-led model for wireless infrastructure, Federated Wireless and Packet today announced a joint “Wireless Test Kitchen” in Boston, MA that allows developers and Enterprises to programmatically build mobile network solutions. The joint lab, which will be available starting in March, combines Federated Wireless’ shared spectrum technology and deep partner network ecosystem with Packet’s automated bare metal edge cloud and DevOps ecosystem to enable Private LTE in a fully cloud-based model.
The “Wireless Test Kitchen,” which is located in Packet’s new Foxborough, MA edge cloud site next to Gillette Stadium, provides a test bed for a range of enterprise wireless use cases including Industrial IoT (IIoT), smart cities, and entertainment. The site can control shared spectrum assets throughout Boston metro, enabling developers, enterprises, research institutions and solution providers to innovate with production ready wireless access in their backyard.
The two companies bring a massive ecosystem that includes over 20 OEMs pre-integrated into Federated Wireless’ Spectrum Controller and over 15,000 developers and leading DevOps integrations, such as HashiCorp’s Terraform and Red Hat Ansible, through Packet’s cloud platform.
“Our Enterprise customers are excited about the opportunity that shared spectrum offers for deploying their own private wireless networks,” said Iyad Tarazi, President and CEO of Federated Wireless. “When they started to see the value, they asked for the next innovation, and that was the ability to build in a completely developer led model. We realized that we could solve this problem by partnering with Packet to deliver fully automated Private LTE building blocks in an environment designed for innovation.”
To support the “Wireless Test Kitchen,” as well as to encourage commercial deployments, the two companies have integrated Federated Wireless’ Spectrum Controller into Packet’s bare-metal platform. Packet users can spin up high performance bare metal cloud nodes to support applications, directly connect to Federated Wireless’ Spectrum Controller and offer zero latency access to their private wireless network. Along with Federated Wireless’ OEM partners, the solution dramatically simplifies private mobile network deployment and operations.
In addition to bare metal and connectivity resources, customers using the “Wireless Test Kitchen” will be provided expertise from both Federated Wireless and Packet to help design and execute production-grade projects. This Spring, the integration will expand to feature deeper API alignment, allowing developers to innovate on spectrum and connectivity just like with other cloud-based applications.
“Developers are famous for bringing disruptive innovation up and down the application stack,” said Zachary Smith, Packet’s CEO. “By enabling Federated Wireless’ connectivity solution as a fully automated API experience, and providing an easily accessible test environment, our goal is to open up the frontier of wireless connectivity to developers.”
Federated Wireless is Leading the Wave with the creation of services that deliver wireless connectivity in new ways to meet rapidly evolving consumer, business and industry needs. The Company offers integrated software, platforms and partners for automated private mobile networks and provides the industry’s only end-to-end Spectrum Controller, eliminating the decades-old problem of spectrum scarcity and removing the multi-billion dollar price tag associated with spectrum access. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., Federated Wireless simplifies enterprise network deployments and allows for the creation of innovative wireless services and business models. For more information, please visit: www.federatedwireless.com.
Packet is the leading bare metal automation platform for developers. Its proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy, powering over 60k deploys each month across its global public cloud. Packet also offers a “go anywhere” Edge cloud model and an Enterprise product for use in large-scale on-premise environments. Learn more at www.packet.com.
Company’s CBRS Deployment Momentum Signals Accelerated Industry Adoption, Fueled by Wide Range of Band 48 Devices Now Available
Arlington, Va. – February 21, 2019 – Federated Wireless today announced the submission of a supplement to its Initial Commercial Deployment (ICD) application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), expanding it to include planned deployments from 25 customers spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This ICD application supplement signals accelerated industry adoption of CBRS across vertical markets as full commercialization approaches and a wide-range of Band 48 compatible devices are introduced.
“As we expected, the reality of commercialization has opened up a whole new round of interest and innovation, especially in the Private 4G/5G market,” said Iyad Tarazi, President and CEO, Federated Wireless. “Enterprises from hospitality to healthcare to property management are understanding the value that private networks can bring to their business. The manufacturing, utility and transportation sectors are exploring the use of CBRS for Industrial IoT (IIoT). From smart cities to smart agriculture – the early conversations are turning into deployments, and we’re working with a new set of partners to bring simplicity to these private networks.”
The Federated Wireless Spectrum-as-a-Service offering brings the benefits of interference-free spectrum to a variety of customers and locations with multiple business models. Customers included within Federated Wireless’ ICD application span a broad range of markets and use cases, including:
ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of Neutral Host solutions, has partnered with Federated Wireless to roll out CBRS service in over 1,000 sites in the coming months. The installations will provide fixed wireless services and offer Private LTE as a managed service to their customers through both indoor and outdoor networks. Deployments will include high power CPEs that connect to outdoor CBRS towers using LTE and communicate in-home to existing consumer electronics via Wi-Fi.
Syniverse has partnered with Federated Wireless to launch a Private LTE CBRS solution, which will first be deployed at their flagship global headquarters. The integrated CBRS solution will enable both communication service providers and enterprises to set up Private LTE networks that offer easy deployment, superior coverage, higher-quality user experience, greater security, and support a variety of new applications and use cases.
As an important indicator of commercial readiness, Band 48 devices are now entering the market as well. This week Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 with full support for CBRS across the product line. Add that to Google Pixel 3 Band 48 phones, Sierra Wireless Band 48 modules for Enterprise devices like laptops, and Cradlepoint Band 48 devices for IIoT, and it is clear that the device bottleneck is broken and CBRS deployments can begin in earnest across all key industries.
“The release of the Galaxy S10 isn’t just a milestone for us, but one for the wireless market as a whole,” said Taher Behbehani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile B2B Division at Samsung Electronics America. “Among its many innovative features, the Galaxy S10 includes Band 48 support, making it the first truly flagship device to bring CBRS connectivity into everyone’s pockets.”
Leading the Wave into new markets that are developing faster than originally predicted, Federated Wireless is a founding member of the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA), which was formally announced this month. As a founding member, Federated Wireless will work with fellow members to explore how CBRS can be used to meet utility companies’ high-speed connectivity needs for applications like cost effective and secure energy monitoring and wildfire risk mitigation.
ICD Customer Quotes
“As one of the first solution providers to trial and launch CBRS-ready networks, it’s gratifying to be part of the realization of these early deployments,” said Tormod Larsen, Vice President and CTO of ExteNet Systems. “The number of potential indoor and outdoor use cases, including private networks and the rural broadband delivery challenge, makes CBRS a highly attractive option. Our partnership with Federated Wireless will be vital in addressing various such environments going forward.”
“With Syniverse’s secure network capabilities and Federated Wireless’s spectrum-sharing proficiency, we’ve successfully launched a CBRS-based LTE network,” said Michael O’Brien, Group Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, Syniverse. “The network offers service to companies that need to take advantage of an LTE network with in-building and outdoor coverage, and capacity expansion on a massive scale. The network also offers an alternative to unsecured Wi-Fi connectivity and one that is easily deployable and offers cost-efficient local network capabilities.”
About Federated Wireless
Federated Wireless is leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution, eliminating the decades-old problem of spectrum scarcity. The Company offers the industry’s only end-to-end spectrum controller, enabling government and commercial users to securely share the same spectrum band. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Federated Wireless is removing the multi-billion dollar price tag associated with spectrum access, allowing for the creation of new wireless carriers and business models. www.federatedwireless.com.