CBRS 16T x 16R MIMO Faros® Remote Radio Head

Faros® distributed Remote Radio Head (RRH) unit for 3.5 GHz CBRS-band Massive MIMO.


The Faros Remote Radio Head, or Faros RRH, is part of the Faros family of last-mile connectivity solutions for internet service providers providing high-speed, point-to-multipoint (PtMP), non-line-of-sight (NLoS), bidirectional data over tens of kilometers. Its uniquely modular, distributed, and endlessly scalable physical and digital design draws on years of market-leading patented Massive MIMO research. Faros true Massive MIMO allows multiple Faros RRH units to be coherently combined for additional range and capacity, serving thousands of subscribers with up to 32 spatial streams and unprecedented in-field spectral efficiency.

Built on an agile software-defined radio architecture, the CBRS 16T x 16R MIMO Faros RRH can operate on licensed and unlicensed CBRS bands between 3.55 to 3.7 GHz and is designed to interoperate with Skylark’s fixed wireless Consumer Premises Equipment (CPEs) for high-speed, long-range Fixed Wireless Access (FWA).

Pat. WO2016172652A1, WO2018039527A1


  • Rural, suburban, and urban last-mile broadband
  • Smart grid
  • Smart agriculture/AgTech
  • Asset tracking and IoT
  • 4G small cell mid-haul
  • Signal intelligence
  • Directional tracking & localization
  • Array signal processing
Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 44.5 × 49 × 60.5 cm
Frequency Configuration Options

CBRS: 3550 – 3700 MHz
3.7 GHz Service: 3700 – 3980 MHz
Shared use: 3100 – 3550 MHz
Additional configurations available upon request

Channel Bandwidth

40+ MHz


1x ODB-4 Faros fiber-channel
1x ACP-14 bayonet 48 VDC
1x RJ-45 maintenance port


Zynq 7-Series all-programmable platform

Time Sync

Faros time/frequency synchronization for mMIMO
Auxiliary input clock and PPS


250 W max @ 48 VDC


IP54 enclosure with IP67 cabling

Additional Features

Faros multi-unit time/frequency synchronization
Faros patented Massive MIMO range extension
Integrated dual-polarized antennas
100 ppb Stratum 3 TCXO with digital 100 ppm pulling range
LED Indicators