CPE Antenna Guide - All You Need to Know

CPE Antenna Guide - All You Need to Know

In today's connected world, reliable and efficient connectivity is crucial. Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) ensures seamless communication between users and networks. The antenna is at the heart of CPE devices, a key signal reception and transmission component. This comprehensive guide will explore the world of CPE antennas and how Novocomms is revolutionizing CPE connectivity with its innovative antenna solutions. 

What is a CPE Antenna? 

CPE, or Customer Premise Equipment, refers to devices located at the customer's premises that connect to a service provider's network. These devices can include routers, fixed wireless access equipment, repeaters, and more. CPE antennas enable reliable and high-quality communication by receiving and transmitting signals between the customer's equipment and the network infrastructure.  

A CPE antenna is a device component that converts electromagnetic waves into electrical signals and vice versa. This kind of antenna can be in many forms, such as FPCB, PCB, or LDS.  CPE antennas are used in many applications, including telecommunications, radio broadcasting, radar, and satellite communications.  

In the context of telecommunications, CPE antennas are used to transmit and receive radio waves. Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation used to carry information over short and long distances, depending on the frequency. They are used for various applications, including cellular phone service, Wi-Fi, and satellite television. 

Types of CPE Antenna 

There are diverse types of CPE antennas, each of which is designed for a specific application. Some of the most common types of CPE antennas include: 

directional antenna

• Omnidirectional antennas: Omnidirectional antennas radiate radio waves in all directions. They are often used for applications where it is important to have a wide coverage area, such as cellular phone towers. 

• Directional antennas: Directional antennas radiate radio waves in a specific direction. They are often used for applications where it is important to focus the signal in a particular direction, such as satellite dishes. 

• Patch antennas: Patch antennas are a type of directional antenna that is made from a thin sheet of metal. They are often used for applications where size and weight are important, such as mobile phones and laptops. 

Novocomms CPE Antenna 

Novocomms is a trusted antenna design and manufacturing company that provides innovative solutions for CPE applications. We offer various antennas for various CPE applications, including private 5G, Wi-Fi, and cellular. Our expertise lies in creating antennas that deliver exceptional performance, reliable connectivity, and seamless integration with various CPE devices. Novocomms CPE antennas are designed to meet the highest performance standards.  

Benefits of Using Novocomms CPE Antenna 

Novocomms' CPE antennas offer a range of features and benefits, including: 

• Enhanced signal reception and transmission: Novocomms' antennas are engineered to optimize signal strength and quality, reduce interference, and ensure reliable and fast data transfer. 

• Extended range and coverage: Novocomms' CPE antennas improve signal range so that users can enjoy expanded coverage and improved connectivity, even in challenging environments. Based on the customer's requirement, Novocomms antennas can cover specified frequency bands or full bands in sub-6GHz. 

• Improved data throughput and speed: By leveraging advanced antenna technologies, Novocomms' antennas enable higher data throughput and faster connection speeds for enhanced user experiences. 

• Seamless integration with CPE devices: Novocomms' antennas are designed to seamlessly integrate with a wide range of CPE equipment, allowing for easy installation and hassle-free operation. 

• Durability and reliability: Novocomms' antennas are made from high-quality materials and are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, ensuring long-lasting performance and dependable connectivity. 

• Cost-effectiveness: Novocomms CPE antennas offer excellent value for the price. They are competitively priced, and they come with a full warranty. 

Types of CPE Antenna Offered by Novocomms 

Novocomms offers diverse CPE antennas tailored to meet specific connectivity requirements. These include: 

CPE Antenna

• Wi-Fi antennas: Designed to enhance wireless connectivity, Novocomms' Wi-Fi antennas deliver robust signal coverage and reliable performance for optimal wireless experiences. 

• Cellular and 5G antennas: Novocomms' cellular antennas enable reliable mobile data connections, ensuring seamless communication for devices operating on cellular networks. With the advent of 5G technology, Novocomms' 5G antennas provide high-speed and low-latency connectivity for next-generation networks. 

• Fixed wireless access antennas: Novocomms' fixed wireless access antennas enable high-speed broadband connectivity for small base stations in homes and businesses, eliminating the need for traditional wired connections. 

• Router and repeater antennas: Novocomms' router and repeater antennas enhance network coverage and expand connectivity in various CPE applications. 

Choosing the Right CPE Antenna for Your Application 

Selecting the right CPE antenna is crucial for achieving optimal connectivity and performance. Consider the following factors when choosing a CPE antenna: 

• The type of CPE application: The application for which the antenna will be deployed will determine the type and requirements.  

• Frequency range and compatibility: Ensure the antenna is designed to operate on the appropriate frequency bands and is compatible with your CPE device and network. 

• Gain and coverage requirements: Determine the desired signal strength and coverage area to select an antenna with suitable gain characteristics. 

• Form factor and size constraints: Consider the antenna's physical dimensions and form factor to ensure it fits within the constraints of your CPE equipment. 

• Environmental Consideration: Evaluate the operating environment where the antenna will be installed. Check for potential challenges such as extreme temperatures, moisture, or interference.  

Installing a CPE Antenna 

The process of installing a CPE antenna will vary depending on the type of antenna and the environment in which it will be installed. However, some general steps are common to all CPE antenna installations, including: 

• Selecting a mounting location 

• Mounting the antenna 

• Connecting the antenna to the RF module in the CPE device 

Expert Advice and Support 

At Novocomms, we understand that choosing the right CPE antenna for your specific application can be complex. That is why we offer expert advice and support to help you make informed decisions and optimize your antenna selection process. 


Our experienced team of engineers is available to provide personalized consultation based on your unique requirements. We will work closely with you to understand your CPE device specifications, deployment environment, and performance objectives. We can recommend the most suitable CPE antenna solution for your needs through thorough analysis and evaluation. 

Custom Design Services

Sometimes, off-the-shelf CPE antennas may not fully meet your specific requirements. At Novocomms, we offer custom design services to develop antennas tailored to your precise needs. Our skilled engineers will collaborate with you to design and manufacture antennas that deliver optimal performance and integration with your CPE devices. 

Testing and Validation

Ensuring the reliability and performance of your CPE antenna is essential. Novocomms conducts comprehensive testing and validation procedures to ensure that our antennas meet the highest quality standards. We employ advanced testing equipment and methodologies to evaluate factors such as signal reception, gain, radiation pattern, and impedance matching. 

Technical Support

Novocomms is committed to providing ongoing technical support throughout your project lifecycle. Our knowledgeable team can answer any questions, address concerns, and provide guidance on antenna installation, optimization, and troubleshooting. We ensure that your success and satisfaction are the top priority with our CPE antenna solutions. 

Documentation and Resources

We provide comprehensive documentation to further assist you in selecting and integrating our CPE antennas. For example, our technical datasheets, application notes, and user manuals offer detailed information about our antenna products, their specifications, and recommended best practices. We strive to empower you with the knowledge and resources necessary to achieve the best possible results. 

CPE Antenna Sample Project

A client requested an antenna solution for a Repeater housing with limited space. The client required that the outcome of the solution deliver high isolation and high gain.  

Novocomms designed and deployed a patented antenna solution comprising of 12 antennas within the limited space. The result of the project had technical specifications, as shown below.  

• UE Antennas – 8 antennas (4T8R), B20, B41 (1.85 - 1.95, 2.5 - 2.7 GHz), average gain >7dBi. 

• eNodeB Antennas – 4 antennas (4T4R), B41, (2.5 - 2.7GHz), average gain >9.5dBi.  

•  Isolation between UE and eNodeB antennas is >30dB.  

• Each pair of UE and eNodeB antennae achieved ±45 degrees dual slant polarization.  

Novocomms CPE antennas are a great choice for a variety of applications. Whether you need Wi-Fi antennas, cellular antennas, 5G antennas, fixed wireless access antennas, or router and repeater antennas, Novocomms has the expertise and product range to meet your needs. Novocomms Antennas are designed to meet the highest performance standards, are built to last, and offer great value for the price.  

At Novocomms, we pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction. Our expert advice, custom design services, testing and validation processes, technical support, and extensive documentation ensure that you receive the highest level of service and support throughout your CPE antenna journey. 

Let us help you navigate the complexities of CPE antenna selection and integration. With Novocomms as your partner, you can confidently achieve exceptional connectivity and performance in your CPE applications. 




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