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5G Upgrade Project

Client: Cellnex
Project length: 2 weeks
HF divisions involved: Comms

Brief project description: HF Comms were instructed to upgrade an existing telecoms site for one of the leading UK Mobile network operator’s and their planned 5G roll out.

The project required two stages.  Stage 1 required the removal of legacy antennas, cabinet and associated hardware and stage 2 was for the installation of the brand new 5G antennas and hardware. This included new cabling, new cabinet and complete upgrade of existing electrical works.

As always,  our Comms team designed the installation proposal with the customer’s requirements at the forefront.

before and after of 5g installation

Project Challenges:

For this 5G upgrade project, we deployed 3 antennas composed of a combination of 4G and a 5G antenna. This set up meant that each antenna was weighing approximately 140kg each and around 2.3m in length. Due to the weight and size of the antennas, the existing structure had to be strengthened with additional steel work.

In order to lift the antennas into position, both a crane and MEWP were deployed. To ensure safe access to site for these plant vehicles, we had trackway temporarily installed for the duration of the build works.

before and after track access

The existing telecoms site was to be accessed through a field which meant liaising with the site provider to ensure there were no issues with us having the trackway in situ throughout the build.

With prior planning, we managed to complete the project fully on time ahead of site activation.


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There are few areas of industry as fast-moving as the Communications sector. Certainly, there are few as competitive. In this climate, HF Comms has grown and developed almost as quickly as the sector itself. And we recognise that simply to be abreast of technologies is no longer good enough.

Operating across the UK, we delivery engineering, design, construction and project management services for a full range of telecommunications services. All proudly delivered by our Comms team who provide knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to all the projects that we deliver.

If you would like to know more about our telecommunication services, examples of the work we have done in this sector or if you have any questions about bespoke telecoms services that you are looking for, please contact us today by calling 0800 783 9480 or email info@hf-group.co.uk.

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