OUTDOOR SMALL CELLS
Small cells are transforming the communications network, providing coverage in hard-to-reach places and offloading capacity for bandwidth-constrained macro cells. While valuable for 4G/LTE, they are absolutely essential for the ultra-low latency requirements of 5G.
Powering outdoor small cells can be a daunting task. Regulatory and aesthetics considerations can change by locale and the sheer number of sites presents a logistical challenge in coordinating with the electrical utility. To meet tight timelines, large rollouts and varying requirements, you need a full-service company with expertise in small cell power.
EnerSys® has the expertise to help you manage your project. AC/DC power systems, outdoor cabinets, batteries, remote line power (RLP) systems and the Next generation EnerSys solution for powering 5G outdoor small cells - Distributed Transport Power System (DPX®) are all part of our toolbox. Plus, our services teams provide site engineering, installation & commissioning, preventative maintenance—a full suite of services to help you meet your deadlines.
Operators typically place 5G outdoor small cells where they can provide the best coverage. Sometimes, the sites have ready access to the electrical grid; other times, power has to be delivered to the site. This variability requires the kind of flexibility and innovation in power system design provided by EnerSys®. We have a solution for all types of small cell deployments and is your full service provider of power and energy storage for outdoor small cell deployment working with both AC and DC requirements. When small cells are used to expand coverage, our battery backup solutions keep your network online. And our outdoor power cabinets are designed to be low profile, with the ability to add batteries when needed. These total solutions can convert a utility grid connection into an affordable, aesthetically pleasing small cell power system.
When electricity is not readily available at the site, our Remote Line Power System (RFT-V)) system enable you to supply your own power over traditional copper cables. And our next generation Distributed Power Transport System ( Class 4) is a fault managed power system that can safely deliver over 10X power per small cell compared to conventional line power systems. Fault Managed Power is a technology EnerSys helped develop through collaboration with industry standards bodies such as ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions) and UL. With tens of thousands of sites deployed, we understand how to convert a single utility grid connection into power for dozens of small cell devices.
From a single access point to the grid, you can power dozens of devices. This approach is accelerating small cell and 5G deployment.Mike Burkhalter, EnerSys Senior Director Sales