Solution Architect Direction
Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS Company
Fuad Abdelaziz is a Solution Architect Director for Ruckus Networks working on the LTE CBRS solution. His more than 20 years in the networking industry has delivered extensive experience in Small Cell LTE, LTE EPC Core, LTE designs, IP networking, Wi-Fi solutions and Distributed Open stack solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Monmouth University and a master’s degree in Operation Research and Financial Engineering from Columbia University.
The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band utilizes a groundbreaking spectrum-sharing framework that enables new commercial services while preserving and protecting incumbent DoD operations. As such, CBRS is seen as the model for future federal/commercial sharing of spectrum – critical to securing both America’s security and wireless leadership. With CBRS, DoD and other federal agencies are not just protected incumbents, they may also take advantage of the new commercial services that will be available. Two of the primary use cases that had developed around this new opportunity are for Private LTE and Neutral Host services. Private LTE would allow a base, command, agency, etc. to deploy LTE coverage, both indoor and outdoor, to support their internal communications requirements without having to obtain a spectrum license or coordinate with a mobile operator. Private LTE solutions provide all the security, quality of service, and resiliency of today’s mobile LTE networks with the simplicity and familiarity of Wi-Fi. This technology is enabled by Ruckus Access Points that are small, light, easily transportable, and a fraction of the cost of current LTE DAS and legacy small cells. The complete Private LTE system consists of Ruckus Access Points and a bundle of subscription services. The subscription bundle provides all the management and control services required to operate the CBRS LTE network.