Ericsson has partnered with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) for the deployment of its Tower Tube mobile mast in eight different sites in Princess Noura University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ericsson’s sustainable Tower Tube technology has been developed as an environmentally friendly solution to replace traditional towers. It aims to optimise the energy efficiency of mobile networks and deploy solutions that reduce environmental impact and lower operational costs.
The company says the tower offers a creative and pleasing design that helps to reduce carbon emissions in the kingdom following deployment by STC. The Tower Tube also takes up less space on the ground, saving land space thus reducing costs further.
The Tower Tube solution supports the full spectra of antennas and radio equipment and can also house substantially more antennas and micro-wave dishes compared with a traditional tower solution.
The tower’s concrete exterior provides a stable internal environment, while simultaneously protecting all equipment from adverse weather conditions and vandalism. The design also lends itself to being built in many sizes and painted in a variety of colours. The company added that it is a natural fit in any landscape and it also opens up scope for passive infrastructure sharing in multi-operator sites.