Telecommunication facility categories
IntroductionUse these telecommunication facility categories to assess your concession fees.
This category covers small facilities such as telemetry sites, paging, weather and river gauges or, navigational beacons. These facilities can have a monopole (up to 10 m in height) or a small triangular lattice tower (2.5x2.5x2.5m x 6.6m) with antennas, and use footprint less than 20 m2.
Small facility 2
This category covers small facilities such as small repeater sites, WISP facilities, micro-cell units, navigational beacons, low volume land mobile radio operators or similar. These facilities can have a monopole (up to 15 m in height) or a small triangular lattice tower (2.5x2.5x2.5m x 6.6m) with antennas, and a use footprint less than 20 m2.
Medium facility 1
This category is essentially the ‘typical’ cell phone site but can include other facilities. It includes up to two monopoles with antennas up to 20 m in height and associated cabinets/sheds with a use footprint of between 20 and 50 m2. The facilities can also be located on buildings.
Medium facility 2
This category essentially covers larger cell phone (e.g. rural), micro-wave sites other facilities. It includes up to two monopoles (greater than 20 m) or a single lattice tower (less than 25 m high), and/or required to be secured with guywires or a lattice tower and mounted antenna and dishes and associated cabinets/sheds. The use footprint (excluding guywires) is between 50 and 200 m2. The facilities can also be located on buildings.
This category includes all large facilities with one or more lattice towers and/or a free-standing satellite antenna or dish or radome and infrastructure shed/building. Examples, of faculties this category typically covers are:
- Microwave facility: this infrastructure has high frequency microwaves with large information carrying capacity for telecommunications backhaul, radio and television services.
- Air traffic management: this infrastructure would include various navigation and communication equipment or aircraft.
Large facility 1
The lattice towers must be between 25 and 100 m high with mounted antenna and dishes, and associated cabinets/infrastructure sheds/buildings. The use footprint is between 200 and 1,500 m2.
Large facility 2
The lattice towers must be greater than 100 m high with mounted antenna and dishes, and associated cabinets/ infrastructure sheds/buildings. The use footprint is greater than 1,500 m2.