Faros® Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE)

Software-defined radio subscriber unit for Faros® Massive MIMO systems.


The Faros Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) 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.

The Faros CPE implements Skylark’s patented true Massive MIMO range-extension technologies and uniquely scalable multi-user beamforming technologies in a compact, affordable software-defined radio architecture. Faros CPE systems can operate on all licensed and unlicensed frequencies between 100 – 6000 MHz using off-the-shelf quick-connect antennas or advanced internal antennas in certain markets and applications. With two radios in each Faros CPE, throughput to the subscriber is doubled by using dual-polarized internal or external antennas. The Faros CPE is designed to connect to one or more Faros base stations, each consisting of a Faros Hub and one or more Faros RRH arrays to form a PtMP NLoS network topology covering thousands of square kilometers. 

Faros CPEs are designed for permanent outdoor installation with only a standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+) connection required between a CPE mounted outside and the subscriber’s home network inside the building. Installation is typically under-the-eaves or on a short, outdoor pole in particularly challenging environments. The discrete, visually attractive installation is as simple as point and connect. The tough, powder-coated aluminum and plastic sealed clamshell design, on-board multi-service GPS, SIM-card and eSIM support, and built-in lightning protection deliver a carrier grade, low-cost broadband connectivity solution that is designed for robust, touch-free outdoor operation, built to last for years and suitable for various international markets and applications.

Specific band configurations and regulatory certifications available. Please inquire for more details.

Pat. WO2016172652A1, WO2018039527A1


  • Rural, suburban, and urban last-mile broadband
  • Smart grid
  • Smart agriculture/AgTech
  • Asset tracking and IoT
  • 4G small cell mid-haul
  • Nomadic and fixed wireless access (FWA)
Weight 0.815 kg
Dimensions 20 × 12 × 6 cm
Data Rates

Up to 250/40 Mbps DL/UL rate


50 – 3800 MHz
100 – 6000 MHz

Channel Bandwidth

40+ MHz


RJ45 802.3at 10/100/1000Base-T Power-over-Ethernet
2x 50-Ohm Fakra Coaxial

Power Requirements

25 W maximum

IP Rating



Outdoor, pole-mount

Configuration Options

GPS/GNSS 1.5 m accuracy, nano-SIM slot, USB host support