RAN trends, antenna evolution and the impact on future site wind load
How can the tower industry right-size infrastructure for a longer-term horizon?
Right sizing telecom towers for a long-term horizon is tough, there are various factors at play and the industry is evolving fast. Over the past 20-30 years the wind load on towers has been consistently going up but is this trend set to continue or have we hit a peak? As towercos look to plan for longer investment horizons, TowerXchange explores the factors that will influence the future wind load requirements of towers and discusses how towercos can more accurately provision for future capacity.
Over the years, the average wind load on towers has been steadily increasing.