Vendors tout private CBRS networks for COVID-19 treatments
Enterprise wireless specialist RF Connect has been championing the benefits of private networks on unlicensed spectrum by building demo CBRS networks to show to potential customers. When COVID-19 struck, the company was able to pivot those resources from demonstration to deployment.
The live CBRS network is in Illinois, one of the states hit hardest by COVID-19. In Springfield, Memorial Health System has set up triage tents and testing facilities outside a hospital. With help from volunteers at CommScope, Accu-Tech and Druid Software, RF Connect was able to quickly deploy a secure CBRS network that does not need power or cable infrastructure.
“We’re profoundly grateful for the proactive offer from RF Connect and its partners to help,” said Jerry Miller, Memorial’s VP of information services, in a press release. “The temporary wireless network which complements our existing wireless and wired network empowers us to appropriately focus our attention and resources on providing patient care.”
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