Power on the tower
with a boost from the ground
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Sources: (1) Infomine.com, November 13, 2017
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Extends RF battery uptime by up to 50%
Quadruples allowable cable length
Standardizes the installation process for all RRU power levels and cable lengths
Reduces tower loading by using smaller cables
The industry's first inteligent, plug-and-play DC power supply
Increased power means more greenhouose gas emissions
The cost of energy continues to climb
Higher wattage RRUs currently require larger diameter power cables or additional cable runs.
That means more
power has to travel
up the cables.
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.
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.
Remote Radio Units (RRU) at the top require power from the ground via power cables.
World price of copper
$ Per Ton
The cost of copper has risen 46% over the past year alone. This adds:
An increased chance of theft
More tower weight and wind loads
More expense to power cabling