ANAHEIM, Calif.--(December 7, 2020)--Zyxel Communications, an industry-leading provider of secure broadband networking, internet access and connected home products, today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 OnGo Awards finalist in the Excellence in OnGo Service Delivery category. Zyxel was selected for this award as a result of its ability to deliver real-world OnGo solutions that also highlight the market impact of and opportunities within shared spectrum connectivity in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band. Winners for the OnGo Awards will be announced in January 2021.
“This year’s finalists demonstrate the great promise for the future of the wireless connectivity market as we approach widespread 5G NR adoption and the increased need for secure, reliable connectivity to support our day-to-day communications,” shares CBRS Alliance Executive Director Alan Ewing. “We look forward to seeing the continued growth of OnGo-enabled devices, technology and private LTE networks as they look to reshape the use of shared spectrum across various industries."
OnGo Award finalists were selected based on their distinction in business models, ease of deployment, cost savings, new service offerings, and cutting-edge technology. The winners will be narrowed down to the winners by this year’s judges led by Joe Madden, Founder and Chief Analyst at Mobile Experts; Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks & 5G at Heavy Reading; Iain Gillott, Founder and President at iGR; Ken Rehbehn, Directing Analyst, Critical Communications at IHS Markit; Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director at Mobile Ecosystem; and Monica Paolini, Principal at Senza Fili.
“We are thrilled to be named a finalist in the first-ever OnGo Awards because it validates our efforts to provide communication service providers with innovative solutions that drive increased revenues and lower operating costs,” explained Brian Feng, Senior Vice President at Zyxel North America. “By giving our customers the ability to deploy fixed wireless broadband services over the 3.5 GHz CBRS frequency band, our OnGo solution helps our customers reach new subscribers without huge investments. OnGo-certified products like our LTE7485-S905 give service providers the promise of seamless interoperability within the OnGo CBRS ecosystem and provide the flexibility to create solutions that meet the unique requirements of their subscribers.”
The OnGo-certified LTE7485-S905 4G LTE-A Outdoor Router enables communication service providers (CSPs) to deploy LTE CPE to bridge the “last mile” between the mainstream internet backbone and residences and business customers. By utilizing the LTE7485-S905 to deliver fixed wireless broadband services over the 3.5 GHz CBRS frequency band, CSPs can expand their customer base, add new revenue-enhancing services, and provide additional connectivity options to customers while simplifying deployment and lowering operating expenses.
About Zyxel Communications
Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the internet for more than 30 years. Whether establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, at Zyxel we offer a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that are right for worldwide leading service providers and their subscribers.
OnGo™ is uncompromised connectivity. An innovative approach to maximizing mobile broadband, OnGo is a technology that puts the power of wireless networks into the hands of those that rely on them to empower and expand business opportunities. OnGo presents nearly limitless options for enhanced customizability and allows users to tailor networks to a specific set of needs, such as Private LTE, neutral host and Industrial IoT applications. OnGo Certified is a recognized seal of approval that indicates a product’s ability to meet a high set of quality, interoperability and security standards when tested by an independent, OnGo-Authorized test laboratory. Both the OnGo brand and the OnGo Certification Program are managed and maintained by the CBRS Alliance.
About the CBRS Alliance
The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’ full potential, the CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available. The mission of the CBRS Alliance is to evangelize LTE-based CBRS technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator LTE capabilities. The Alliance will also establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability. For more information, please visit www.cbrsalliance.org and follow the CBRS Alliance on LinkedIn and Twitter.