tower loading

tower loading

[′tau̇·ər ‚lōd·iŋ]
(electricity)
Load placed on a tower by its own weight, the weight of the wires with or without ice covering, the insulators, the wind pressure normal to the line acting both on the tower and the wires, and the pull from the wires.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The prime challenges when providing 'fibre to the antenna' include saving on installation costs and keeping down power consumption of RRUs (radio remote units) and 'tower loading'.
The WTM 6000 is also the first trunking radio in its class to support 256QAM Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) to enable operators to achieve higher link capacities with smaller antennas, which in turn reduces tower loading and infrastructure costs.
Building a completely independent GSM/GPRS system at existing sites is also expensive, while adding new antennas is often impossible because of tower loading and other restrictions.