with a boost from the ground
That means more
power has to travel
up the cables.
Sources: (1) Infomine.com, November 13, 2017
Standardizes the installation process for all RRU power levels and cable lengths
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.
The cost of energy continues to climb
The cost of copper has risen 46% over the past year alone. This adds:
More tower weight and wind loads
$ Per Ton
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More expense to power cabling
As subscriber wireless usage increases, operators are moving to higher wattage RRUs.
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Reduces tower loading by using smaller cables
Quadruples allowable cable length
Amplifiers and radio equipment account for more than 60% of the power consumed at the top of the cell site.
World price of copper
Remote Radio Units (RRU) at the top require power from the ground via power cables.
An increased chance of theft
Higher wattage RRUs currently require larger diameter power cables or additional cable runs.
Increased power means more greenhouose gas emissions
Power on the tower