Conbit’s R&D engineers have developed a unique tower reinforcement system to strengthen existing telecom towers and thus increase their antenna-carrying capacity.
Telecom tower reinforcement: the new way
Since several providers rolled out their 4G networks, many telecom towers have reached the limit of their antenna-carrying capacity. Neither strength nor deflection criteria allow for any additional antennas. Conbit has developed its Latics tower-reinforcement solution to add structural strength. This enables more flexible, efficient radio planning and ultimately a higher return on investment.
Benefits of Latics: a Conbit product
If you need to reinforce your telecom tower, Latics is a great solution to increase the tower’s strength and reduce its deflection. By using Latics, you can add 35% of the original capacity! The Latics consists of 4 elements: bottom connection, middle connection, tension bars and top connection.
Using Latics for tower reinforcement has the following benefits:
- Building a new tower is not necessary.
- There is no network downtime.
- Lead and assembly times are minimal.
- No welding is necessary, because all components are clamped and bolted.
- The space for new antennas and radio technologies is considerably increased.
- Due to low costs and high rental yield, using Latics is economically attractive.
- Because no crane is needed and assembly is manual, roadblocks are avoided.
- The Latics telecom tower reinforcement is barely visible. The design is so elegant that the additional structures are hardly noticeable.
Conbit has designed Latics for a number of varying telecom towers and masts. These include steel lattice, steel tubular and concrete tubular tower types. If your telecom tower type has not yet a Latics type designed, Conbit can investigate the possibility of including it in their portfolio.