MultiTech provides CBRS bridge devices for each apartment. These devices have antennas that allow them to connect to the CBRS radios, and Ethernet connections to the Little Bird controllers. Jacobellis said future versions of the LittleBird controllers will include CBRS connectivity. He said LittleBird also plans to support Wi-Fi, so that its solution could potentially be used to turn a CBRS network into an internet connection for apartment residents.
The same team of partners has also developed a CBRS network for another Greenlight Communities apartment complex in Mesa, Arizona. Jacobellis said the next use cases for the CBRS networks will likely be video monitoring and control of security gates, and potentially connected EV charging stations.