CommScope gains CBRS certificate authority from Wireless Innovation Forum

As a WInnForum approved Root of Trust Operator, CommScope can now provide RSA-based and elliptic curve-based CA and device certificates anchored by a CBRS Root CA through its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Center.

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On Jan. 8, the Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) announced CommScope as an approved Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Root of Trust Certificate Authority (CA).

A supporting Request for Proposals seeking candidates was distributed in May 2017 and multiple organizations applied. Other approved CAs include DigiCert, Insta and Kyrio.

As a WInnForum approved Root of Trust Operator, CommScope can now provide RSA-based and elliptic curve-based CA and device certificates anchored by a CBRS Root CA through its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Center.

CommScope notes that its PKI Center has generated over five billion keys for various security ecosystems and successfully completed annual Certificate Authority WebTrust compliance audits, including compliance with the WInnForum CBRS standards and commercial separation of internal and external customer device businesses.

 “As interest in CBRS continues to grow, network operators and other organizations are increasingly looking for partners with the expertise, services, and solutions they need to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy secure CBRS networks,” said Ben Cardwell, senior vice president and segment leader, Venue and Campus Networks, at CommScope.

Cardwell added, “CommScope’s approval as one of only four CBRS Root CAs further strengthens our position as a one-stop shop for organizations seeking a trusted partner for their CBRS network deployments.”

More information about the CA program can be found here: https://cbrs.wirelessinnovation.org/cbrs-root-ca-operator. The standards used for CBRS operations as well as information on the CA program and supporting documents, produced by the Forum’s Spectrum Sharing Committee (SSC), are available here: http://cbrs.wirelessinnovation.org.

The SSC benefits from participation of a broad-based group that includes wireless carriers, network equipment manufacturers, potential SAS and ESC Administrators, satellite operators, existing 3650-3700 MHz band licensees, and other parties with an interest in the 3550 MHz band.

To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, or to become involved with the SSC, visit http://www.WirelessInnovation.org. 

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