August 26, 2016 11:59 PM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of CBF Networks, Inc.

Company Overview

CBF Networks, Inc., doing business as Fastback Networks, develops wireless backhaul technology for mobile network operators and Ethernet backhaul providers. The company offers Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR), a wireless backhaul radio that manages interference and ensures sustained radio link in the case of obstructions between the access networks. It also offers various solutions for macro and small cell backhaul; temporary mobile service backhaul; cable, fiber, and tower services; connectivity for private networks; and other support services. It serves companies in oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, government, mining, healthcare, education, financial services, and oth...

2480 North 1st Street

Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95131-1014

United States

Founded in 2010

Phone:

408-430-5440

Fax:

408-649-7969

Key Executives for CBF Networks, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 53
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director
Director
Age: 51
Senior Vice President of Operations
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

CBF Networks, Inc. Key Developments

Fastback, Along with TESSCO Technologies to Feature New Fastback Product Lineup of Groundbreaking Wireless Backhaul Products at the TESSCO One Innovation Showcase

Fastback, along with TESSCO Technologies is featuring the new Fastback product lineup of groundbreaking wireless backhaul products at the TESSCO One Innovation Showcase, February 22-24, Phoenix, AZ. Driven by input from 1,000’s of customer engagements to address the real-world challenges of network densification, the all new product families of 5 GHz, 60 GHz, and 70-80 GHz backhaul radios extend the reach of high performance Carrier Ethernet and are universally easy and economical to install, deploy, maintain and scale. Both the new 5 GHz and Liberator millimeter wave products are packed with carrier grade innovations that deliver high performance as well as a multitude of practical features that solve deployment challenges. The Liberator 60 GHz and 70-80 GHz dual port radios offer more functionality and flexibility, a compact form-factor for city deployment, more channels, longer range, a robust weather tolerant radome, and SyncE and 1588v2 timing. The dual ports provide the flexibility of either GigE Copper or fiber SFP, allowing daisy-chaining of a copper or fiber hop. The Fastback 5 GHz IBR 1300 innovations include world-first breakthroughs in FDD transmission to ease set-up and mitigate interference, on-board power to simplify installation, and a compact design that guarantees deployment in any location or environment. At 900 Mbps and a mere 8x10x4 inches, the IBR-1300 is the fastest, smallest and most versatile radio available. Beamforming technology on both transmit and receive channels is another industry first of the IBR-1300, which improves reliability for high density, large scale deployments. And the IBR-1300 is the only radio in its class that can operate using integrated AC power when no other source is available, ideal for small cell deployments in city centers and urban locations. The new product line is showcased at TESSCO One at Fastback booth #403. Fastback’s 3D Ray Tracing NLOS network planning tool, IBR Predict, will also be demonstrated in the TESSCO Commercial Experience Center. And Fastback’s session, The Essentials of Wireless Backhaul in a Fiber First World, will address opportunities going forward for high performance wireless backhaul solutions.

Fastback Launches the Intelligent Backhaul Radio 1300

Fastback Networks announced its latest innovation, the highly compact Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR) 1300, a new solution that delivers 900 Mbps performance in the smallest form factor. The new discrete form factor and other advances enable the ultimate freedom of location for mounting on any tower, building or street asset anywhere backhaul is required to support carrier grade backhaul service. This flexibility assures operators can locate cellular radio access equipment where it is most needed to complement existing backhaul, increase network density, or improve reliability. The IBR 1300 allows operators to rapidly connect sites, address network “choke” points and provide flexibility in deployment. The IBR-1300 is packed with both technical and economic advances, including world-first breakthroughs in transmission to ease set-up and mitigate interference, on-board power to simplify install, and a compact design that guarantees deployment in any location or environment. These and other innovations were driven by 1,000’s of customer engagements to address the real-world challenges of network densification, both technically and economically. The IBR 1300 is part of the all new Fastback Networks product line-up of sub6 GHz, 60 GHz, and 70-80 GHz backhaul radios. These licensed and unlicensed complementary solutions extend the reach of high performance Carrier Ethernet and are universally easy and economical to install, deploy, maintain and scale. Packed with Innovations: At 900 Mbps and a mere 8x10x4 inches, 50% smaller than its predecessor, the IBR-1300 is the fastest, smallest and most versatile radio available. The IBR 1300 delivers even higher performance by enabling the full radio spectrum to be available at all times to both the transmit and receive channels, while at the same retaining very low (less than 400ms) latency. This innovative use of FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) transmission dramatically cuts installation time through immediate alignment of the radio link, and further advances Fastback’s Extreme Interference Protection (XIP) for more connections in more locations. In addition, beamforming technology on both transmit and receive channels is another industry first of the IBR-1300, which improves reliability for high density, large scale deployments. And the IBR-1300 is the only radio in its class that can operate using integrated AC power when no other source is available. This is ideal for small cell deployments in city centers and urban locations using street furniture, while the small form factor is well suited to the new "shrouds" required by many municipalities. During installation, an immediate IBR 1300 link can always be achieved without “swapping ends” and incurring the related cost. This simplifies installation, troubleshooting, configuration and cuts the cost of deployment spares in half. Very quick and uncomplicated alignment is a strength of the IBR, enabled by the wide azimuthal and vertical apertures that make installation and operation simple. The IBR-1300 operates across any line of sight (AnyLOS) radio environments. In addition, Fastback’s 3D Ray Tracing network planning tool, IBR Predict, is offered to Fastback customers to quickly and accurately predict backhaul radio performance across Any Line of Sight, including LOS, near LOS to complete NLOS. The IBR-1300 will be available in FCC regulatory markets in the first quarter of 2016, and in ETSI regulatory markets in the second quarter of 2016. The radio operates in the 5GHz spectrum that is license free in FCC and ETSI regulated countries. Fastback Networks products are now approved or deployed with 12 Tier One mobile networks globally. The company has more than 13,000 units deployed and is presenting the new full line-up of innovative products at GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 22-25, Hall 7, Rm 7019MR, and the TESSCO One Innovation Showcase, Booth 403, Phoenix, February 23-24.

Fastback Networks Appoints Jim Hyde to its Board of Directors

Fastback Networks announced the election of Jim Hyde, former T-Mobile executive and private and public company CEO to the company’s Board of Directors, bringing decades of mobile carrier insights and visionary leadership skills to the Fastback board. With expertise in strategy development, building world class leadership teams, and driving execution and results, Mr. Hyde has held CEO positions with T-Mobile UK, Lumos Networks, and nTELOS. Mr. Hyde currently advises companies and investors across a broad range of topics throughout the technology, media and telecommunications industries. He currently serves on the board of directors for GPS Industries and is a past director of CTIA – The Wireless Association, and the CCA –Competitive Carriers Association.

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