Updating/Upgrading to 5G Cellular Towers
Upgrading cellular towers to 5G is the biggest step that telecommunications companies can take in improving cellular reception and providing their customers with faster data speeds. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best practices to follow when upgrading cellular towers, from permitting and planning to proper installation and troubleshooting.
5G operates across a wide range of spectrums. The higher frequency in a cell site results in shorter coverage. 5G will vary from Macro Cell Towers to Small Cells and in-building solutions.
Check Regulatory Requirements and Site Logistics
Before any upgrading of a cellular tower can take place, telecommunications companies must check local regulatory requirements and the logistics of the site. Commerx will send out geotechnical engineers to evaluate the stability of the existing structure and surrounding area, as well as making sure that all necessary permits are acquired from local government bodies. Permissions may also need to be acquired from other entities such as businesses, schools or hospitals that may be in proximity to the cellular towers.
Perform a Comprehensive Radar Analysis of the Site
Once all site logistics have been determined and approved, it is important to perform a comprehensive radar analysis of the site before beginning any upgrade process. This analysis helps to identify any RF transmission problems that may exist and assists in locating antennas at optimum placement locations. This can also help to evaluate if additional equipment will be necessary, such as isolation amplifiers, power divider levelers and digital signal processors. After all details are evaluated, this information is used to create an optimized solution for each project situation.
Pre-Configure and Test All Equipment Before Installation
It is important to pre-configure and thoroughly test all new equipment before proceeding with installation, especially if custom-built materials are supplied which cannot be easily exchanged. All components must be tested to make sure they will meet design parameters and performance specifications once they are in the field. This is necessary to ensure that all new equipment functions correctly and meets predetermined requirements, such as frequency range and radio access network.
Upgrade Your Antennas to Meet New Standards and Specifications
Upgrading your antennas is an important part of any cellular tower upgrade or construction project. It’s essential to make sure the antenna’s design, size, and orientation are appropriate for the new standards and specifications set by regulatory bodies. Ensure that you have accurate measurements for each antenna’s gain, efficiency, polarization, horizontal/vertical beamwidth, tilt angles and height above ground. This information must be provided in order to produce a good design of the new installation and ensure seamless operation.
Install Your System According To Manufacturer Guidelines
When installing a new system, it is essential that you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. This will ensure that the system is installed correctly and with minimal disruption to your cellular tower environment. It’s important to properly secure all fixtures and components to prevent any damage or injury from occurring. Make sure you fully understand the installation instructions before beginning the process. Having a professional on-site is always recommended in case difficulties arise during setup.
Overall, the process of upgrading to 5G cellular towers can be complex and time-consuming, but it is essential for delivering the improved network performance and capabilities that customers expect from the latest mobile technology. Commerx has the skills and expertise to complete any update/upgrade to 5G.
How Commerx Can Help Your Business
Commerx can update or upgrade cellular towers to 5G according to your specifications.