February 01, 2015 3:25 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of CBF Networks, Inc.

Company Overview

CBF Networks, Inc., doing business as Fastback Networks, provides wireless transport solutions for mobile network operators and Ethernet backhaul providers. It offers Fast intelligent Backhaul Routing, a technology solution that integrates microwave technology with carrier-grade data networking features; wireless fiber extensions; and Any Line Of Sight, a fusion of bleeding edge radio technology and high performance networking solution. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in San Jose, California.

2480 North 1st Street

Suite 250

San Jose, CA 95131-1014

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for CBF Networks, Inc.

Age: 51
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Product Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CBF Networks, Inc. Key Developments

Fastback Networks Elevates LTE Backhaul Performance with 800 Mbps Wireless Transport Solution

Fastback Networks announced higher speed backhaul capability, raising the performance bar for LTE backhaul devices. Fastback's Intelligent Backhaul Radio, the only wireless backhaul solution meeting all the requirements of LTE cellular, now delivers throughput of over 800 Mbps while sustaining its low latency across all radio conditions from Line of Sight to the most challenging Non Line of Sight scenarios. The IBR is the only wireless backhaul solution that meets all the stringent eNodeB LTE basestation requirements, while enabling acceleration of LTE deployments in locations where fiber is too expensive or too slow to deploy. The IBR's latest speed of over 800 Mbps at up to 2 km range builds on its existing best in class capabilities. These include the industry's lowest latency (0.5 ms), and reliable Any Line of Sight (AnyLOS(TM)) operation providing simultaneous support of NLOS, nLOS and LOS conditions in a single device. Applications include Macrocell LTE upgrade (from 3G), Macrocell LTE fill-in, and indoor or outdoor LTE and LTE-A small cell backhaul that requires reliable operations in NLOS conditions combined with high speeds and low latency. The IBR is purpose-built to meet all the requirements of LTE networks, where high performance backhaul to millions of upgraded cell sites, and tens of millions of new sites, is critical to success. The unprecedented performance features of the IBR are geared to enabling these increasingly dense user environments. Fastback's patented interference mitigation technology, Extreme Interference Protection (XIP(TM)) is key to sustained performance in the ever increasingly noisy radio environments caused by Wi-Fi, bluetooth, cordless phones, and the emerging Internet of Things. Equally critical is the IBR's ability to deliver the high throughput and lowest latency across Any Line of Sight, from LOS to complete NLOS. This enables mobile service infrastructure to be placed where needed for maximum spectral efficiency and customer demand - on towers or poles, or inside or outside of structures - with a reliable backhaul link to locations that have been previously unreachable. A typical IBR installation site contains far fewer managed elements, a result of the unique integration of radio and switch hardware and software within the IBR system. Incorporating the functions of a carrier class, high performance radio, Carrier Ethernet switch, 1588v2 timing, UNI-Demarc, NID and SLA-OAM, CFM and PM capabilities, the IBR requires dramatically less space, power and minimized points of failure. Featuring power over Ethernet, auto alignment and rapid synchronization, the IBR can be mounted, configured and in-service anywhere by non-skilled labor in less than 15 minutes. The IBR's patented technology eliminates the need for recurring alignment. The Fastback IBR configurable to over 800 Mbps will be generally available in fourth quarter of 2014.

Fastback Networks Announces Intelligent Backhaul Radio Product Line Expansion with ETSI-Compliant and Multi-Point Devices

Fastback Networks announced expansion of the Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR(TM)) product line including support for both Multi-point-to-point (M-PTP) and Point-to-point (PTP) architectures, Extreme Interference Protection (XIP(TM)) features, and the launch of the ETSI-compliant device into the European market. The IBR enables high density LTE, LTE-A, and the future LTE & Wi-Fi radio access networks, with an industry first transport mechanism for wireless delivery of fiber equivalent services in both Line of Sight (LOS) and completely Non Line of Sight (NLOS) conditions. The Fastback solution is currently in trials with Tier 1 & 2 mobile network and services operators in the US and Europe, and deployed in first office application carrying live traffic in the cities of Los Angeles and New York. The IBR is nominated for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough for the upcoming GSMA Global Mobile Awards. With the new M-PTP feature, the IBR delivers multi-point economic leverage while still preserving a fiber equivalent Service Level Agreement (SLA) on each link, an unprecedented capability in a wireless backhaul solution. This feature extends the IBR's best in class PTP throughput and latency performance to multiple end points, providing greater coverage with fewer devices for LTE macrocell and small cell backhaul. As well, commercial and wholesale services can aggregate multiple ends points for economic leverage without compromising SLA requirements. Requirements for high performance LTE backhaul require far more spectrum capacity for backhaul, impacting capacity constraints for licensed bands and creating a challenge for mobile operators. In the past, unlicensed bands were rarely used for carrier grade mobile backhaul because the devices could not effectively mitigate interference. Now, Extreme Interference Protection (XIP(TM)), Fastback's patented algorithms for interference mitigation, enables the IBR to sustain the high throughput and low latency service requirements of LTE backhaul while simultaneously mitigating even the severe levels of interference common in unlicensed spectrum. XIP mitigates the effects of uncoordinated and self-interference to enable new applications of unlicensed spectrum including LTE macrocell and small cell backhaul. The IBR interference mitigation capability enables sustained, carrier grade performance in unlicensed spectrum to a SLA. This functionality establishes new levels of certainty and reliability for use of unlicensed spectrum, along with the advantages of tapping hundreds of MHz of available 5 GHz spectrum to relieve the capacity constraints of licensed bands. The IBR fuses high performance data networking with advanced radio technology to achieve technical and economic breakthroughs that eliminate previous limitations of mobile backhaul performance. This new class of wireless device is an integrated carrier-grade switch and radio purpose built for the requirements of the new mobile network. The IBR is designed for high performance (up to 500Mbps), low latency (500usec), and integrated Carrier Ethernet capabilities to support new architecture and traffic requirements of the new mobile network. The Fastback solution uniquely adapts to Line of Sight or complete Non Line of Sight conditions, a capability that Fastback has trademarked, Any Line of Sight(TM). For the first time, mobile network operators can deploy small cells in any location without line of sight or access to fiber constraints, and fiber network operators can assure delivery of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services over wireless to locations that previously could not be served. The ETSI-compliant IBR will be available beginning in the second quarter of 2014. The M-PTP capable IBR will be available in the third quarter of 2014.

Fastback Networks Names Stan Reis to its Board of Directors

Fastback Networks has closed $15 million in Series B financing. Led by Matrix Partners, the round of funding includes existing investors Juniper Networks through its Junos(R) Innovation Fund, Foundation Capital, and Granite Ventures. In conjunction with the Series B investment, Stan Reiss, General Partner, Matrix Partners, has joined the Fastback Networks Board of Directors.

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