Fortress C-Band LTE User Equipment

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Our Fortress® C-Band LTE User Equipment (UE) features a state of the art, patented baseband processor supporting 3GPP LTE Release 9. The unit is a 3GPP Category 3 UE which delivers Time Division Duplex (TDD) downlink/uplink data rates up to 59.5Mbps downlink and 20.4Mbps uplink in a 20MHz channel. The UE is designed specifically for LTE to operate in C-Band (4.4 – 5.0GHz).

  • LTE re-banded to operate in C-band
  • High performance radio
  • Over the air software upgradeable
  • 5 Watts transmit power

Product Details

About General Dynamics Fortress LTE

Ideal for small to large specialized private wireless deployments, Fortress LTE delivers an end-to-end solution providing ‘always on’ high speed network access to vital information including voice, video, data, text and chat using any 3GPP compliant LTE enabled device. Fortress LTE solutions are frequency agile, customizable for specific applications and designed for harsh, permanent or temporary deployments where network access may not be available. Fortress LTE is a cost-effective, single vendor end-to-end solution consisting of:

  • 4G Core Network
  • Radio Access Network (Base Station)
  • User Equipment (UE)


  • The Fortress C-Band LTE User Equipment (UE) is packaged in an IP67 rated metal enclosure, with N-Type connectors for connection to external antennas, and is powered from a 28VDC supply
  • User authentication and security is accomplished by standard 3GPP USIM authentication
  • Configuration and UE management is performed via an easy to use web based tool
  • Software upgrades to future LTE releases are done seamlessly over-the-air by network push without any intervention from the subscriber



C-Band LTE User Equipment Datasheet



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Operating Frequency C-band - 4.4Ghz to 5Ghz
Channel Bandwidth 5, 10 and 20MHz
Duplex Mode Time Division Duplex (TDD)
UE Category Category 3 UE
Transmit Power +37 dBM ± 2dB
Radio Performance 3GPP TS 36.101 compliant
LTE PHY Layer Maximum Data Rate 59.5Mbits/s downlink, 20.4Mbits/s uplink. 3GPP TDD UL/DL
Configuration 1 (4,4,2) for 20MHz
Actual throughput depends on channel bandwidth and radio coverage
Radio Configuration 1 Transmit / 2 Receive
Power Supply +28VDC nominal, +9 to 38VDC range
Power Consumption 64 Watts
Dimension 310mm x 310mm x 107mm (12.2" x 12.2" x 4.2")
Weight 6.8kg (15lbs)
Antenna Connectors N-Type Female
Host Interface 100 BaseT Ethernet over shielded RJ45 socket
DC-In 28V
6x LEDs (Status and signal strength)
Networking IPv4 and IPv6, NAT/NAPT, DHCP server
Authentication USIM 3.0V
Configuration and Management Embedded LTE connection manager and statistics
Web-based configuration
OTA firmware upgrade via FTP/TFTP
System status and security logs
Enclosure Metal
Operating Temperature -40 to +55°C (-40 to +131°F)
Humidity 0 to 95% condensing
Water and Dust Proof IP67 (IEC529) and NEMA 4X
Regulatory Approval RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC