So, what’s the deal with the cat?

Cell sites seem to be everywhere these days, but many people don’t know what’s on them or what the different pieces do. Without the Cat explains what sort of equipment is located at a typical cell tower site.


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Cell Site Leased Area


Typically a 20 x 20 space where the operator has a cell site lease defining a monthly rent for the use of the property. Usually, the area is fenced in. Leased area can be on a piece of property, like a farm, on a building, or on a light pole installed on a street.


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Monitoring
Legacy BTS
Remote Radio Head
Microwave
Shelter
Shelter
DC Power
Ice Bridge
Lightning Arrestor
LTE eNode B
Uplink
Handset
Antenna
Antenna
Microwave Dish
Spectrum
Downlink Spectrum
Tower Mounted Amplifer
Cell Tower
Cell Tower
Cell Tower
Conduit
Cell Site Pad
Cell Site Pad
Jumper
Cell Site Router
Where did the name come from?