Tower companies face different challenges than mobile network operators when it comes to managing their tower locations. The responsibilities for tower site power, security, and environment may rest with either the tower company or could be the responsibility of the mobile network operator tenants. Tower companies have significant concerns with both operational efficiency and network reliability.
Asentria products can help in a number of primary ways for tower operators, so applications shown in our Mobile Network Operator section may also apply.
Primary Solutions for Tower Companies
Power – Generator/ATS Control
The SiteBoss can centralize control and management of generators across all makes and models. We can provide operational data on fuel levels, detect fuel theft, and remotely or autonomously start and stop the generator. Application examples include remotely exercising all generators to search for generators that fail to start prior to hurricane landfall, measuring diesel after a storm event to prioritize re-fueling, or checking on backhaul availability to determine whether to run generator or not. Automation can be created to extend site life when site is running on diesel fuel.
Power – Multi-Tenant Billing
The SiteBoss units can work with AC meters to create and deliver billable information on customer’s power usage.
Security – Door Access Control/Cameras
SiteBoss can provide door access control and security cameras and integration.
Environment – HVAC
The SiteBoss can perform as a direct HVAC controller across all HVAC makes and models. This allows for large amounts of telemetry data to be gathered centrally, enabling identification of outliers or network-wide tuning of HVAC set points. Automation involving HVAC can also be created.
Access – Fiber or Wireless Connections
If no Ethernet connection is available at a site, the SiteBoss can be configured to include a variety of wireless or fiber interfaces.
Check the Applications Overview Guide as all those functions are being performed within our base of mobile network operator customers.