Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000


In-Building Cellular Solution

Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000 is a scalable in-building cellular solution that is both cost-efficient and easy-to-deploy, delivering high-quality signal in venues up to 500,000 square feet (50,000 square meters). It is a hybrid solution that combines the power of active DAS and Smart Booster technologies. It operates in off-air mode or can be integrated with the carrier’s small cell equipment and operated as a distributed small cell, creating a Supercell.


Lowest costs per ft2

Scalable Coverage and Capacity

Scalable Coverage and Capacity

Remote Monitoring and Management via Cel-Fi WAVE Portal

No retransmission agreement required

About Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000

  • Enterprise-class, carrier-grade, hybrid active DAS
  • MIMO RF inputs for (a) small cell donor or (b) external off-air donor antenna
  • Network Unit (NU) (Head End) attaches to Coverage Unit (CU) (Remote Unit) via Cat 5e cable
  • A single NU and up to four (4) CUs may be attached (hub and spoke architecture) in a Cel-Fi QUATRA system
  • Multiple Cel-Fi QUATRA systems may be deployed to scale with building size 
  • Up to 100m (Cat5e) or 150m (23AWG CAT6/7) CU cable length
  • Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) (optional) may be used to increase NU-to-CU distance to 300m (984 ft)
  • Remote Management through Nextivity’s Cel-Fi WAVE cloud platform
  • Easiest installation in its class
  • Glanceable LED User Interface (UI)
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Supports up to four (4) bands simultaneously from a single operator
  • 3G/4G/5G support (WCDMA / HSPA+ / LTE)
  • Supports FDD
  • MIMO (in two bands, see table below for specifics per model)
  • Up to 100 dB system gain per band (in Off-Air mode)
  • Peaceful coexistence with adjacent Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), femtocells, and cellular devices
  • Advanced digital echo-cancellation (>30 dB) and channel select filtering algorithms
  • Active management of the cellular link between the Base Station and user devices
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) based on fast real-time echo-cancellation
  • Linear RF front end
  • Adaptive signal equalization
  • Uses Nextivity’s 3rd-generation “ARES” chipset
  • Global band combinations available for Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa
  • Systems pre-configured for a single carrier (network operator
  • Seamless integration, handover, and handoff with the macro network
  • Supports multiple channel bandwidths of 3.84/5/10/15/20 MHz per channel
  • Works with any user equipment (UE) for the configured network (no whitelist/blacklist)
  • Up to 75 MHz relay bandwidth
  • Support for 3GPP Release 10 features
  • Provider-specific system: Cel-Fi QUATRA distributes and boosts service only for the Operator PLMNIDs for which the
    device is authorized and configured
  • Secure and ciphered provisioning
  • Secure and ciphered provisioning
  • Uplink Muting Mode automatically shuts down uplink cellular transmissions when no active user equipment is detected
  • System shuts down upon Operator’s network command or failure detection
  • Easiest to deploy Active DAS Hybrid
  • Distribute and boost cellular coverage indoors, eliminates dead zones
  • 3G and 4G support, Voice and Data, network safe
  • Coverage footprint provided via Power over Ethernet (PoE); no requirement for additional power source at CU (RU)
  • System can accept various Donor signal inputs: Small Cell; OTA (off-air) via external antenna
  • Clear and reliable cellular connections within coverage area
  • Highest gain (100 dB) provides best coverage footprint
  • Advanced Echo-Cancelation allows Cel-Fi QUATRA to transmit more power without interference or feedback
  • Subscriber devices require less transmit power for improved battery life
  • Linearity eliminates IMD desense issues
  • Dynamic gain control ensures maximum gain—best coverage—at all times in ever changing RF environments, without
    user intervention
  • Nextivity purpose-built, high-performance, six core ASIC processor, provides best performance at lowest cost
  • Flexibly deploy in LTE, VoLTE, LTE-Advanced, and WCDMA networks, with multiple cellular bands, simultaneously
  • Automatically adjusts channel bandwidths from 3.84 MHz to 20 MHz
  •  Sufficient relay bandwidth (75 MHz) to support SISO and MIMO in multiple bands
  • Off-load the macro network in Supercell mode, or use to improve macro capacity and building propagation/penetration
  • UE control is transparent and remains centralized in the network core (no gateways or third-party software)
  • The Cel-Fi QUATRA SCIF is designed to simplify connecting a Small Cell to up to two Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Units
  • The SCIF may be ordered separately (a second NU requires purchase of two additional connection cables)
  • Connects a small cell to up to four Cel-Fi QUATRAs (additional cables or splitters may apply
  • Provides port isolation and attenuation
  • Supports small cells with up to one or two band dependent RF feeds per MIMO channel
  • SMA connectors (50 ohm)
  • Includes Input and Output cables
  • 699–2690 MHz
  • 1 watt max input power on all ports
  • The Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that allows Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Unit (NU) to Coverage Unit (CU) interconnect cable lengths up to 650 ft (200 m).
  • Plug and Play installation
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Extends NU to CU cable to 200 meters
  • Supports Cel-Fi QUATRA proprietary protocols

Note: Will not support other (non Cel-Fi QUATRA) PoE device

  • The Wideband MIMO Panel Antenna may be used as an Off-Air (OTA) donor source
  • MIMO Directional Panel Antenna
  • Integrated antenna cables (200 cm)
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Indoor/outdoor mounts designed to secure a donor signal antenna for Cel-Fi QUATRA and work with the Cel-Fi WAVE Antenna Positioning Application
  • A rugged outdoor pole mount, designed for  mounting antenna externally to a pole, and supporting the Antenna Positioning Application
  • 54 VDC @ 2.22 Amp via external supply (51.3 to 56.7 VDC tolerance)
  • External supply: 100 to 240 VAC, 47–63 Hz
  • Power consumption less than 120W max
  • Network Unit provides power to Coverage Units over Cat 5e (PoE)
  • Operating temperature: 0° to 40°C
  • Storage temperature: -25° to 60°C
  • Convection Cooling
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 95%, noncondensing
  • RoHS II 2011/65/EU
  • IP20
  • Mounting hardware included
  • NU may be wall mounted
  • CUs may be wall or ceiling mounted
  • One (1) NU supports up to four (4) CUs
  • iBwave VEX files and template available
  • 4x CU RJ45 Proprietary Gigabit link
  • 100 m max CU cable length Cat5e, or 150 m with 23AWG CAT6/7
  • Up to 300m max CU cable length with Cel-Fi QUATRA Renge Extender and 23AWG CAT6/7
  • PoE IEEE 802.3at
  • RJ45 LAN management port (10/100 Fast Ethernet)
  • RJ45 LAN management output port (10/100 Fast Ethernet)
  • 2x MIMO External RF Input (QMA-Female 50 ohm)
  • 3GPP TS 25.143 Rel.10
  • 3GPP TS 36.143 Rel.10
  • CE
  • FCC Part 15, 20, 22, 24, 27
  • ISED Canada
  • UL 62368-1/CSA C27.2
  • Bluetooth BQB
  • RCM

Note: Certifications are regional; not all products need or have the same certifications. Please check with Sales or Support, the specific model number to determine exactly which certifications it has, or are best for your region.

  • Cel-Fi QUATRA products are covered by multiple Nextivity, Inc., patents and pending patents.
  • Designed by Nextivity, Inc. in San Diego, California, USA
  •  Specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Cel-Fi WAVE cloud portal

Cel-Fi WAVE Remote Management:

  • Status (list and map)
  • Commissioning
  • Diagnostics
  • Software Updates
  • Settings
  • Reporting
  • Alarms & Notifications

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