As increased equipment loads are applied to existing mounts throughout the telecommunications industry, engineers are left with the decision to modify or replace the mounts to increase capacity.

Engineers must also ensure that the modification or replacement is compliant with applicable standards. The following factors should be considered when determining the most feasible option for the End User:

  • Construction Considerations
    • Equipment reinstallation and temporary network outages
    • Adjacent equipment
    • Previous modifications and inspections
  • Site Acquisition
    • Leased area and site aesthetics
    • Structural capacity of supporting structure
    • Site geographic location
  • Site Design
    • Mount and RF design optimization
    • Future site growth and maintenance requirements
  • Necessary involvement amongst various stakeholders
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