Small cell networks are sets of nodes or small antennae used to provide telecom connectivity within a small area. They typically use optic fiber cables for greater bandwidth and data transmission speed and are often mounted on regular public infrastructure like streetlights or installed on dedicated towers.

Here is a glance at the key elements of Small Cell Tower Inspections:

  • What is included in Small Cell Tower inspections?
  • Why are Small Cell Tower inspections necessary to ensure committed service levels?
  • How can Fielda enhance these inspections?

What Inspections Include: During Small Cell Tower inspections, staff examines physical elements like the condition of the tower shaft and its alignment. They inspect the structures for damage often caused by trees, vehicles, or lawnmowers. They also assess parts like the tower legs, cross arms, climbing facilities, nuts and bolts, antennae, transmission lines, jumpers, and connectors for corrosion or wear and tear. They may also conduct technical checks like distance-to-fault (DTF) and voltage-standing-wave-ratio (VSWR) measurements.

What makes Small Cell Tower Inspection so important: Small cell towers come under the purview of several state and federal regulations like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Inspections must ensure they are compliant with these stipulations. Small cell towers are cheaper and require less maintenance yet are vital to enable access to dense urban areas where large towers are impossible. This makes their upkeep mission-critical to allow the promised level of connectivity to customers at specific endpoints. In addition, IoT devices and phone communication can get disrupted if these inspections are not proper and timely. 

Benefits of Fielda’s Small Cell Tower Inspection Checklists: Small cells can be of different types; femtocells, picocells, and microcells depending on their capacity and the number of users they support. And accordingly, inspections can cover a host of physical, technical, or compliance-related observations. With its intuitive user interface, easy click data capture, and photo/video/document upload, Fielda makes small cell tower inspections fast, efficient and easy. Inspectors can also instantly share anomalies with technical teams for immediate repairs and remediation. 

Trace: Accurately identify issues based on geo-spatial data of the assets to save time and effort  

Track: View status updates on open action items, ensure follow-ups and closure through a transparent and tight-knit workflow

Transform: Ensure customer SLAs are honored by enabling optimal proactive and reactive maintenance. 


About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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