BEC Unveils High-Power LTE CPE-CBSD for CBRS

BEC Technologies announced today FCC Part 96 approval for their new high-powered LTE CPE-CBSD solution.

The BEC RidgeWave 6900R21 is immediately available to support shared commercial use in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) for fixed wireless broadband.

The 6900R21 offers LTE CAT 12 UE functionality, supporting carrier aggregation with up to 3 CA DL / 2CA uplink, an integrated high gain 15dBi 4X4 MIMO directional antenna, and CAT B CPE-CBSD power up to 38 dBm.

According to BEC, CBRS deployments with the 6900R21 will experience increased capacity, higher throughput, and extended coverage. Unique to BEC devices are GORE vents for pressure equalization, humidity and airflow. This, accompanied with lighting/ESD protection and IP68/UL 50E enclosure, ensure protection against dirt, harmful ingress of water, humidity and extreme temperatures.

The 6900R21 aso integrates seamlessly with BECentral, BEC’s  cloud-based remote management service for managing large-scale UE deployments. Administrators can remotely provision, monitor, upgrade, and troubleshoot devices from a single centralized location in real-time. For CAF II or other ETC support recipients, BECentral fully supports scheduling, testing, report generation, and submission for FCC performance measures.

Features and benefits of the 6900R21 include BEC Dual-Pol Dual-Slant Adaptive Antenna Technology; Category 12 with LTE TDD downlink data rates up to 430 Mbps; IP68 / UL 50E SurTec treated die-cast alloy enclosure for harsh weather conditions; flexible network modes including bridge, router and advanced networking; precise alignment using multi-angle, multi-position mounting brackets; and Power over Ethernet (PoE) for flexible location installation and power.