In a previous blog, we examined 3 essential types of telecom construction services and how they can be applied to provide the right kind of telecom solution in the field. This involved broadband, wireless, fiber optic or infrastructure upgrades.
December 14, 2017
But what does that speed increase really mean and how is it being rolled out?
4G LTE vs. 5G speed increase
Fiber optic expansion will be a key factor in making 5G networks a reality. According to an article by ISE, fiber will provide the bandwidth, low latency and quality of service that will make 5G speeds possible. (2)
While the rollout of 4G and 4G LTE networks are nearly completed, many operators are now focused on two primary activities going forward into 2018: adding capacity to existing 4G LTE networks and preparing for 5G.
As the market stands today, 4G LTE averages user data rates in the range of 150-300 Mbps or up to 1 Gbps (Gigabytes per second). 5G will offer 10 Gbps. Channel bandwidth will also see a significant increase. Current 4G LTE and 4G LTE Advanced speeds average 20 MHz.
You might have a need to upgrade outdated power equipment, regenerate a fiber route or enhance your network capabilities to keep you competitive in the marketplace.
Whatever the project may call for, going about finding the right telecom solutions and accomplishing those goals quickly is of the utmost importance. Here are 3 essential types of telecom construction services you should consider.
1. Turn-key Construction Services
Although it may be the most obvious of the three, finding a company to partner with who is willing and able to complete all aspects of your telecom construction projects isn’t always easy.
Turn-key construction involves these key components:
* Diverse pool of experienced and knowledgeable contractors
* Experts in the field that can manage important installation logistics
* These types of installation include: design and permitting, site work, on-site foundation, delivery/crane/assembly, precast structures, on-site architectural enhancements, on-site mechanical and electrical and fire protection