Amazon is collaborating with Federated Wireless, Ruckus Networks, and Athonet on a live demo of a cloud-native private-LTE network supported by the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band for Industrial IoT applications.
More than 100 developers will participate in a hands-on workshop at the AWS re:Invent event this week, where they will get to use Amazon’s AWS DeepLens device connected to band 48-compatible CPEs over CBRS. The DeepLens cameras run machine learning models for object recognition.
The demo using CBRS is meant to showcase a less expensive and easier way for business to deploy private mobile networks to support IIoT applications like real-time surveillance and smart meters.
“LTE over CBRS was the perfect choice to connect a large number of cameras in a single room without impacting throughput,” the companies said in a blog post.
AWS is providing the cloud IoT platform, and Athnoet is providing its BubbleCloud EPC mobile core for private networks. The Athnoet platform on AWS provides local “bubbles” of LTE coverage that are connected and controlled from the AWS cloud, and enables users to deploy LTE networks with simplicity, according to the company.
Ruckus Networks is providing its FCC-certified Q710 CBRS 3.5 GHz indoor LTE access point, while Federated Wireless is contributing the spectrum controller.
News about the collaboration comes the same week IEEE Spectrum reported that Amazon may actually be the company behind applications for an experimental permit to test up to 450 prototype devices using CBRS, filed with the FCC last week.