Increased power means more greenhouose gas emissions
As subscriber wireless usage increases, operators are moving to higher wattage RRUs.
Amplifiers and radio equipment account for more than 60% of the power consumed at the top of the cell site.
Reduces tower loading by using smaller cables
Remote Radio Units (RRU) at the top require power from the ground via power cables.
Quadruples allowable cable length
World price of copper
An increased chance of theft
More expense to power cabling
Higher wattage RRUs currently require larger diameter power cables or additional cable runs.
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Buillt for CommScope by the power experts at General Electric.
Standardizes the installation process for all RRU power levels and cable lengths
That means more
power has to travel
up the cables.
The cost of energy continues to climb
The industry's first inteligent, plug-and-play DC power supply
Extends RF battery uptime by up to 50%
accelerated the use of a new cell site architecture that placed certain radio functions at the top of the tower for the very first time.
with a boost from the ground
Power on the tower
$ Per Ton
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The cost of copper has risen 46% over the past year alone. This adds:
Sources: (1) Infomine.com, November 13, 2017
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