On the occasion of the RFS StayConnected Days in France, RFS is introducing “Wood & Tower”, an environmentally friendly towering solution designed by CGTI, an RFS company. Using self-supporting towers with wood leg members and top radome, this innovative solution provides French installers with a sustainable approach to ease new wireless cell site acceptance while enhancing mobile operators’ brand image.
“Wood & Tower” is compliant with the latest design codes and norms for wireless cell site towers, such as Eurocode 1 (for wind actions), Eurocode 3 (for steel structures) and Eurocode 5 (for wood structures).
The solution is adapted to any standard equipment and accessories in compliance with telecom operators’ needs, such as access ladder, vertical cable tray, anti-falling system, anti-climbing system, lightning system, top working platform, retractable rest platform, anchors and templates.
“RFS and CGTI’ Wood & Tower solution is a sustainable approach for French installers and operators’ towering needs, that is at the same time eco-friendly and very much aesthetic“, declares Pascal Dussiau, RFS Vice President Marketing and Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This solution uses long-lasting and widely available tree species such as larch tree or maritime pines, which allows a production out of local wood. Compared to steel manufacturing and galvanization, the use of this natural wooden resource allows for the reduction of CO2 emissions during both production and transportation. In addition to this, the design and look of this innovative solution limits the visual impact of a new site for a better landscape integration.”, concludes Dussiau.