Communication Technology Services (CTS - Marlborough, Mass.), a provider of in-building and campus connectivity technology, announced that it has won the 2022 Neutral Host Architecture/Solution Award from the OnGo Alliance.
CTS provides custom, carrier-grade connectivity platforms for enterprises and mobile network operators, while solving and managing complex networking challenges. According to a press statement, with support from partners Airspan and Druid, CTS won the OnGo award for its neutral host project with a leading healthcare provider. The project showcases using an OnGo Neutral Host Network (NHN) to provide cost-effective cellular coverage in a medical office building.
The OnGo award is given for an NHN solution using the CBRS band that can provide coverage for multiple mobile operators. The same network infrastructure is also supporting a private cellular network for secure access to medical back office systems. In the awards program, CTS was also recognized as a finalist in the Excellence in Enterprise OnGo Private Network Deployment category for a private cellular Network-as-a-Service platform deployed at an outdoor mining operation.
CTS says the achievements validate the company's innovative approach to deploying private cellular technology solutions for the enterprise.The OnGo Alliance supports the common interests of members, implementers and operators for the development, commercialization, and adoption of LTE and 5G NR solutions for the US 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The 2022 OnGo Awards were judged by a panel of industry analysts with distinct expertise in the OnGo market.
Accepting the award, Rob Cerbone, vice president of product management and marketing at CTS, said:
"CTS has a history of delivering innovative solutions that address our customers' greatest communications challenges, earning us the position as a trusted connectivity partner. Early on, we realized the tremendous potential of the CBRS band to transform enterprise connectivity. With this project, we are able to showcase a Private Cellular Network using shared CBRS spectrum for both a Neutral Host Network and a secure, private network for mission-critical enterprise applications. The solution delivers a cost-effective option for the middleprise that consolidates multiple disparate networks into a converged network infrastructure that is cheaper to deploy and maintain."