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Untangling The Cable Challenges Across Macro Sites

October 1, 2023


Tangled wires

Every aspect of deploying equipment on base-station sites needs to be continuously examined with a problem-solving mindset as the industry looks to make the space and efficiency gains it needs to meet demand. In this blog, we look specifically at the cable aspects of macro sites and explore how new approaches can make a significant contribution to solving a number of challenges.

Key Cable Challenges at Base-Station Sites

We have looked at the headline challenges for operators on base station sites, but let’s now look in a little more detail at both the challenges and the questions that arise on how to solve them.

Distribution Cabinets

Situated at the top of the tower, it is needed as a centralized point to distribute power and fiber connectivity to antennas as required. However, is there a way to make this more compact or even entirely remove the need for a distribution cabinet by thinking differently about connectors?

More Cable

It is a common theme across the industry that more equipment is needed to serve greater demand. The questions here are: Is there a way to use less cable, and is there a way to better manage cable to make installation easier?


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