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M S Benbow & Associates Consulting Engineers Joins Wireless Industry Collaborative, CBRS Alliance

May 8, 2020

CBRS spectrum will expand InBuilding, Public Space & Industrial IoT wireless coverage

METAIRIE, LA.—(May 8, 2020)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB), a leading telecommunications engineering provider in large public venues, manufacturing, and sports and entertainment complexes, has joined the CBRS Alliance. CBRS is an industry organization made up of companies dedicated to the development and adoption of LTE solutions and deployment of 3.5 GHz CBRS-based enterprise cellular networks.

The 100-plus member organization is focused on driving development of OnGo™ shared spectrum solutions to deliver inbuilding and outdoor coverage and capacity in a variety of real-world environments.

Often referred to as the “innovation band” because it is the first attempt to share spectrum among incumbent federal and non-federal users as well as general authorized commercial users, CBRS offers a broad range of use cases to expand network capacity and provide high-power, reliable communications that meet wireless demands. The FCC recently authorized full commercial access to OnGo service in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band, marking the nation’s first commercially available mid-band 5G spectrum.

MSB and CBRS AllianceAs new members of the alliance, MSB will be at the forefront of identifying development of technical specifications and troubleshooting deployment complexities in the field of shared spectrum. With more than 25 years of “in field” experience providing engineering to meet complex telecommunications infrastructure projects, MSB has built its reputation deploying next-gen solutions to build, expand and upgrade networks while anticipating future coverage needs.

“Shared spectrum and private LTE will play a pivotal role in next generation wireless, enabling large-scale, reliable mobility, whether in public venues or to power the industrial IoT and mission-critical networks,” said Kenneth M. Wright, P.E., MSB Director of Telecommunications & Technology. “We are pleased to participate as a CBRS member and are excited to contribute our knowledge and expertise at the forefront of ensuring wide-scale adoption of private LTE solutions that will shape the future.”

MSB Telecommunications and Technology division provides design engineering, design build and system management services for large-scale cellular, in-building distributed antenna system (DAS), public safety radio DAS networks, Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon deployments and WiFi networks for airports, professional sports venues, arenas, convention centers, municipalities, universities, and college sports complexes. The division provides specialized engineering and project management services for infrastructure upgrades and new projects incorporating technologies that include cellular, WiFi, bluetooth, location-based services, microwave, satellite, two-way radio, Public Safety radio, fiber optic, and copper technologies.

About M S Benbow & Associates

A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB provides a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services.