How ready are your towers for 5G technology rollout?
With as many as 30% of towers in Europe not fit to support 5G equipment, reviewing your assets is critical
Recent TowerXchange research revealed that in excess of 50,000 new towers will be built in Europe over the next five years. During the course of that research it was also discovered that many tower owners are also considering embarking on a programme of tower upgrades and strengthening projects in order to prepare their infrastructure for the demands of 5G rollout. TowerXchange spoke to Spencer Crawford-White, CTO at Delmec, who estimates that as many as 180,000 existing European structures will need to be reviewed for upgrade as 5G rolls out.
TowerXchange: What do we know about the next generation of active equipment? What will the implications be for tower loading?
Spencer Crawford-White, Chief Technical Officer, Delmec:
There are two key areas to consider in this.