Mar 24, 2023

Teardown Session 35: Decentralized Cellular Data Networks with Ukama

Sponsored by Qorvo RF Accelerator

Cultivating the next generation of wireless solutions.

In this episode of the Teardown Sessions, we are catching up with the team behind Ukama, decentralized cellular internet pioneers. Join us live to ask questions.

Ukama Home Node

This fully assembled 4G/LTE cellular network is suitable for indoor use and supports up to eight concurrently connected devices (UEs). You'll be up and running as soon as you supply power, plug in an Ethernet cable, and connect two external antennas (not included). This node consumes less than 30 W via a 12 VDC adapter (not included). It comes pre-tuned for the CBRS band in a MIMO 2x2 configuration that outputs 100 mW at each of the external SMA antenna ports. Comes with one Ukama Data SIM Card and one Ukama Data eSIM. More SIM cards and eSIMs can be added at any time. Power supply and antennas are available separately. Ukama Home Node is proudly open source, custom hardware manufactured in the United States - it is not rebranded hardware from another manufacturer.

$599 Free US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Ukama Tower Node

This 4G/LTE micro base-station (RAN) is the basis for a complete outdoor installation. With an embedded Intel quad-core 1.9 GHz processor with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, it is designed to support up to 128 concurrently active devices (UEs). In actual testing to date, it has easily handled 64 devices. The entire node has an industrially rated operating temperature range (-40° C to +55° C) and is protected by a custom IP65 enclosure with passive cooling. The node is powered via Active PoE+ and is suitable for fully solar operation, with power consumption less than 45 W. Comes with two Ukama Data SIM Cards and two Ukama Data eSIMs. More SIM cards and eSIMs can be added at any time. Ukama Tower Node supports all LTE bands, though the amplifier (not included) it connects to needs to be tuned to a specific band. A typical set up is to connect Ukama Tower Node to two Ukama Amplifier Units, two Outdoor Omnidirectional High-Gain Antennas, and one Magnetic Mount Active GPS Antenna (all sold separately) for a MIMO 2x2 configuration. Ukama Tower Node is proudly open source, custom hardware manufactured in the United States - it is not rebranded hardware from another manufacturer.

$799 Free US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Ukama Amplifier Unit

This 4G/LTE outdoor amplifier is designed specifically for use with Ukama Tower Node, and is also compatible with Ukama TRX Module. With an output of 30 dBm at the antenna port (single chain), this amplifier is perfect for extending your 4G/5G signal. The unit has an industrially rated operating temperature range (-40° C to +55° C) and is protected by a custom IP65 enclosure with passive cooling. The unit is powered via Active PoE and is suitable for fully solar operation, with power consumption less than 20 W thanks to linearization. Comes pre-tuned for CBRS (LTE band 48). Ukama Amplifier Unit is proudly open source, custom hardware manufactured in the United States - it is not rebranded hardware from another manufacturer.

$549 Free US Shipping / $18 Worldwide
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