Private network powered by CBRS provides fast and secure campus-wide broadband coverage for students, faculty and local residents
Samsung Electronics America and Amdocs today announced the deployment of a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)-based network on the campus of Howard University in Washington DC, providing secure and enhanced broadband connectivity to students, faculty, and local residents traveling on university campus.
As ubiquitous connectivity demands increase among its students, Howard University has recognized the need for a high-quality, campus-wide networking solution that not only improves digital learning and access to information , but also increases network security and reliability. To achieve this, Howard University, along with IT consulting partner WAZ Wireless, turned to Samsung and Amdocs to implement a private wireless network using CBRS, a mid-band radio frequency spectrum of 3, 5 GHz to 3.7 GHz which provides a high quality fixed wireless connection. service, and provides network operators and organizations with a secure path to 5G.
CBRS is increasingly being used to deliver broadband wireless coverage to consumers in underserved locations, as well as businesses and organizations across industry. For Howard University, a private network powered by CBRS provided the high levels of security required and provided the higher data speeds and lower latency needed to provide improved connectivity to more than 6,000 students traveling on campus .
“The Samsung and Amdocs solution has provided our end users with a reliable and durable solution for CBRS and WiFi connectivity”, said Jahmal Cue, senior director of network and infrastructure at Howard University. “The deployment was on schedule and supported the various ‘use cases’ on campus. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Samsung and Amdocs to expand the network. »
This rollout is part of a network collaboration agreement between Samsung and Amdocs, who announced that they will provide end-to-end 4G and 5G solutions to enterprises with a focus on sectors such as manufacturing, education and public services.
The private network uses Samsung RAN solutions, including 5G compatibility CBRS 4T4R Radios, connected to the enterprise baseband unit. Samsung CBRS radios are OnGo Alliance Certified, indicating a product that meets the highest standards of quality, interoperability and safety.
As lead systems integrator, Amdocs designed the network, integrated the required network infrastructure (RAN, CORE, transport, security) and performed the deployment services. Additionally, Amdocs provides managed services to operate and maintain the network. During implementation, Amdocs partnered with small business teams to provide consulting and installation support, which included Matek Inc. and WAZ Wireless.
“The private network solution from Amdocs and Samsung has provided Howard University with a resilient wireless solution to augment the main campus WiFi network, providing a platform to support the Business Continuity Plan (COOP ) from Howard University for internet and wireless connectivity”, said Olga Osaghae, acting chief information officer of Howard University.
“We are delighted that Samsung’s CBRS technology has been able to rapidly provide secure and reliable wireless connectivity to students, faculty and visitors at Howard University,” said Imran Akbar, vice president and new business team leader, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics America. “Our CBRS radios have accelerated digital connectivity across industries, and now, together with Amdocs, we look forward to leveraging this versatile technology to help the education sector benefit from compatible broadband wireless networks. 4G and 5G that provide secure mobility and meet campus needs. ”
“As our society becomes increasingly reliant on ubiquitous connectivity, we are excited to provide Howard University with a solution that enables seamless campus-wide experiences,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Amdocs Group. “As the demand for private networks increases, combined with advances in 5G, we look forward to continuing our work with Samsung to provide secure solutions across a variety of industries.”
Amdocs helps those who build the future make it amazing. Through our market-leading portfolio of software products and services, we unlock the innovation potential of our customers, enabling them to deliver next-generation communication and media experiences for individual end users and businesses. Our 29,000 employees worldwide are here to accelerate service providers’ migration to the cloud, enable them to differentiate themselves in the 5G era, digitize and automate their operations. Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Amdocs had revenue of $4.3 billion in fiscal 2021. For more information, visit Amdocs at www.amdocs.com
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
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About Samsung Networks Business
Samsung Networks has pioneered the successful delivery of end-to-end 4G and 5G solutions including chipsets, radios and cores. Through continuous research and development, Samsung is pushing the industry to advance 5G networks with its market-leading product portfolio, from fully virtualized RAN and Core to private network solutions and automation tools powered by the AI. The company currently provides network solutions to mobile operators that provide connectivity to hundreds of millions of users worldwide. To learn more about Samsung Networks, visit here.