Summer Digest: Tackling Tower Loading
This project saw a tier one US operator significantly reduce their network expansion costs using the TowerBooster Dual Band antenna at cell sites unable to expand their site footprint. The operator took advantage of the way the Dual Band antenna allows equipment to be condensed, increasing capacity, without the need to rebuild the tower to house more equipment. The result was a project that delivered the necessary uplift in capacity at a cost of less than 10% of the rebuild estimate.
Wind loading and innovation surrounding this is a big priority for our R&D teams. In this article the BSA team talks through how we tackle this from an equipment design, and also test and measurement perspective. You can read about the topic in more detail in our most recent whitepaper.
Asad Zoberi, Director of Sales at RFS talks through the problem of tower loading for operators in detail before looking at how we as equipment designers need to focus on delivering a practical solution that is workable in real-world scenarios.
When we talk about wind loading, we often look from the perspective of needing to add capacity. In this blog we look at the topic from a different angle. Climate change is having a profound impact on virtually every aspect of life. It is driving individuals and businesses alike to rethink the effect they are having on the planet and look to live and work in greener and more sustainable ways. This a key focus at RFS but we also need to deal with the immediate consequences of global warming as well as looking at altering the trajectory of climate change.