Surge Protection For Cell Sites Matters
One of the most important developments with regard to cellular communication has been the development of surge protection that can not only divert a lightning surge but also not self-sacrifice after doing so. That may seem like a bold statement when you consider the technological wonders involved in the communications process. However, in reality, we all carry a supercomputer in our pockets today because of the profitability of the companies that connect us to the information we seek. In most cases today, that company is the cellular network provider. Without connectivity to the internet, our devices are no more than a camera that may store a few tidbits of information that cannot be shared with anyone else. The connection makes all the difference and keeping that connection alive and functioning is the single most important aspect of the process. Without profitability, there is no reason for companies to push the limits of the technology available and no reason for them to expand to the point of having coverage almost everywhere.
Profitability in the cellular network space depends on charging customers for the connection they are using. As technology evolves and brings new concepts to the table, the networks must be improved. This means continual investment in the networks to place new equipment into the field to provide data transfer speeds that will allow these new technologies to function. As a result of these investments, customers need to be charged a monthly fee that will cover the expenses, but that fee cannot be so much that the customers cannot afford it. This means that the network operators must find ways to adjust the expenses involved in the operation to keep prices down. The best method of doing this task is the conservation of the equipment in the field, protecting it from damage and drawing as long a life span as possible from it. This is where the integration of cell site surge protection comes in and proves itself to be so necessary. A leading cause of concern to equipment in the field is lighting strikes, which create damage at the strike point that is difficult to avoid. The strike itself produces a power surge that impacts other equipment within the installation that is directly connected to the equipment at the strike point. Because of this added level of damage, the costs to repair the equipment are escalated, and the downtimes of that cell installation are increased simply because more work needs to be done. By installing surge protection devices along the pathways the surges can travel, the equipment downstream can be protected from the damage that would otherwise be happening, thus conserving repair budget and giving cell network providers a greater possibility of profitability. This profit leads them to continue to invest in their business and roll out new equipment, making all new technology possible for the users.