1. CELL SITES AS WE KNOW THEM, AND OUR ASSUMPTIONS RELATED TO THEM, WILL BE IRREVOCABLY CHANGED OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.
The radio part of the cell site (analog) and the smart part of the cell site (digital) won’t need to be at the same location anymore. Historically, at every cell site, both parts have been on the ground. Lately, with remote radio units, the two parts have been separated with part on the tower and part on the ground. In the future, there are limited reasons why the two parts even need to be at the same site. [Read more…]