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Transforming cell sites into ‘palm trees’

Wireless services provider Globe Telecom has introduced camouflaging cell sites as palm trees to address aesthetic concerns over the use of these towering infrastructures in exclusive villages. Globe said it has utilized aesthetic tree solution in enhancing connectivity in Urdaneta Village in Makati City. The offer to build palm-like cellphone towers follows the introduction of the outdoor distributed antenna system (ODAS), a new technology that utilizes specialized lamp posts built with radio signal transmission capability. The technology has been effectively deployed in Dasmariñas Village, according to Globe. The ODAS solution, on the other hand, uses fiber-optic cables to distribute a base station’s signals to multiple low power active antenna systems installed in nominal locations inside residential subdivisions. It supports all frequency bands used by wireless carriers, including the long-term evolution (LTE) technology.
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