Protection For Telecom Systems

The telecommunications industry is one that puts continuous pressure on lower prices to provide better and faster service despite continuous pressure. When the sole purpose of cellular phones was to make telephone calls, there was far less pressure to push budgets, but as smart phones became the go-to tools for almost all communications, pressures increased to provide better internet access and social media accessibility. It meant increased bandwidth, faster download speeds and broader telephone calls coverage areas too. For order to improve customer services, more and more expensive equipment is required, yet at the same time the demand for lower consumer bills is in constant play. The solutions to these problems came in the form of expanding the life span of the equipment used in the process, thus reducing the amount of money to be spent on maintenance and repair per quarter. The introduction of advanced surge protection for telecom systems may be the biggest technological advancement in this field.Here Advanced Telecom Systems

A cell tower basics include a Remote Radio Head (RRH) and a Base Station Unit (BSU) inside a tower. This tower’s natural configuration makes it a target for lightning strikes due to the fact that it has to be unblocked and remote in order to give customers decent signal strength. Because there is little that can be done to avoid lightning strikes on these buildings, the primary focus is on protecting the equipment inside. Damage from the strike itself is usually inevitable, but the surge caused by the strike results in far more extensive damage. It surges couples into electrical lines and overloads attached devices, causing damage to circuits and components. The only way to protect this equipment from surge damage is by incorporating advanced surge protection devices which, in the event of a transient, will stop the electrical flow. Although shielding these systems from damage is one development, much better is the introduction of “always on” protection that does not allow the SPD itself to be replaced or replugged. It helps contact to remain in place even after the SPD has cut the flow, while keeping consumers informed and also driving down costs.