Macrocells, or macrocell sites, are the equipment used in multiband cellular networks designed to provide high-power radio coverage to large areas for mobile network access. Macrocells are complemented by lower-power small cells and edge devices to further extend coverage and capacity to dense urban and rural areas.
At Tessco, we understand how important macrocells are to expand cellular communication across large locations. Work with our team to determine the right products, solutions, and services for your next macrocell site build that will ensure reliable, consistent coverage for all mobile users.
Technologies Macrocells Support
Today, networks are evolving from 4G LTE/A to 5G, which represents huge growth for all carriers and will take years to fully build out. When completed 5G promises to offer:
Frequency vs. Coverage and Capacity
Low Band (600, 700, & 800 MHz)
Ideal for large coverage areas and distance
Ideal for in-building penetration and rural environments
Mid Band (1.7-6 GHz)
Less range and moderate increase in data rate
Ideal for large urban and suburban regions
High Band/mmWave (28 & 39 GHz)
Great for data speed
Very limited distance (¼ mile or less)
On rooftops or poles (small cell), for dense urban environments
Tessco brings instant access to the most in-depth product offering in the industry as well as engineering expertise to help identify, design, and develop the right solution to fit your specific communication needs.
From the selection of products and development of a bill of materials (BOM) to the guaranteed price and delivery confirmation, we are committed to finding you the right products to ensure the job gets done right and in a timely manner.