High Capacity LoRaWAN® DOCSIS Gateway for IoT Deployments

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16 RX / 2 TX (NA)







Operational Temperature

-40°C TO +60°C

TEKTELIC’s KONA Strand Macro IoT Gateway provides network operators with a carrier-grade product designed for the rapid deployment of LoRaWAN® Internet of Things networks. The Gateway accommodates diverse deployment requirements in a single box solution.

Full Spec Sheet


  • High availability carrier grade design with support for in-service configuration and software updates.
  • Environmentally hardened aluminium enclosure fully tested to withstand extreme temperature conditions.
  • Full duplex operation making all receive and transmit channels available simultaneously.
  • Excellent isolation between the Tx and Rx bands as well as out of band rejection of Cellular and Paging networks.
  • Day-One scalability with support of up to 12 million received messages per day.
  • Leverages the HFC network in a LoRaWAN® solution.
  • Fully integrated with the broader eco-system of LoRaTM network servers and sensors.
  • Frequency Duplex 32 Rx / 1 Tx
  • High Linearity
  • Integrated Bandpass Filter (Duplexer)
  • Precise Newtork Synchronization (GPS)
  • Integrated GPS Holdover
  • 27 dBm Tx Power
  • Geolocalization Support
  • Hardened Carrier Grade Enclosure
  • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable backhaul
  • Lightning Arrester Equipped
  • Rated IP67 Enclosure
NA 915 ISM Band
MTBF 450,000 hours
DC Power Consumption < 50W
Operational Temperature -40°C to +60°C
Operational Humidity 5% to 100% Condensing
Ingress Protection  IP67
Size 268.9 x 179.9 x 130.7 mm
Weight 2.81 kg
Volume 6.3 L
902 - 915 MHz (Rx), 923 - 928 MHz (Tx)
Tx Power
Rx Sensitivity
-135 dBm (SF10)
Rx Noise Figure
3.5 dB
Rx Linearity
-10 dBm
Rx Dynamic Range
70 dB Analog, 100+ dB Digital
Tx to Rx Isolation
75 dB
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What is a Carrier Grade Design?

Carrier grade design refers to a system, hardware or software component that is extremely reliable, well tested and proven in its capabilities. Carrier grade systems are tested and engineered to meet or exceed “five nines” high availability standards, and provide very fast fault recovery through redundancy (normally less than 50 milliseconds).

The initial Carrier Grade requirements were focused on public wired and later wireless telecom infrastructures. Later the same Carrier Grade requirements were adopted to the critical infrastructures such as VoIP and the Internet at large.

The classic telecom Carrier Grade specifications focus on:

  • Network Availability (so called 5 9s or 6 9s)
  • Performance (best Key Performance Indicators for type of product)
  • Security (product and network)
  • Maintenance (operation and evolution).

For any product to meet Carrier Grade requirements there are many relative standards and product specifications they have to meet depending on the network and deployment. However, there are 12 key areas that any Carrier Grade product must address. The developers and operators should also understand the Carrier Grade LoRaWAN Gateway design implementation, specifications and their importance. 

What is Frequency Division Duplex?

Frequency division duplex (FDD) is a communication technique where the connected parties can communicate with each other in both directions through use of separate frequency bands for transmitting and receiving.

This term is used in ham radio operations frequently, where operators contact a repeater station. The station in this situation sends and receives transmissions at the same time by altering the frequencies at which signals are transmitted and received.

The KONA Macro Gateway is differentiated by its high capacity and long-range RF coverage, Frequency Division Duplex (FDD), Rx frequency diversity and multiple concurrent Tx channels, built-in highly selective and configurable bandpass filters to reject and reduce out of band interference, multiple backhaul options, geolocation, GPS Hold Over, maintenance free long lifecycle and low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

What mounting options does it have?

In order to facilitate rapid deployment, the gateway is designed to be extremely compact and light weight. Rated IP67 it is designed for the most demanding outdoor installations. The KONA Macro can be installed in various locations reducing site and deployment costs while addressing different vertical IoT applications. Quick and easy deployment made possible with custom mounting options, including utility pole, lamp post, tower, roof or wall mounts.

How do I update the software (BSP) on my gateway?

The software on your gateway can be easily updated using the Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) features of the Kona Network Server or OAM Server.

What is an Ingress Protection rating (IP rating)?

An Ingress Protection Rating, or IP rating, is a standardized test for equipment against ingress of objects, dust, and water. Although it is necessary to limit entry of dust and water into equipment in an outdoor environment, this is far from sufficient.

IEC 60950-22 details the product design, evaluation, and test requirements necessary to ensure safe and reliable equipment when deployed outdoors and it is mandatory for equipment marketed for deployment outdoors.