Tower Mounted Amplifiers (TMAs), also referred to as Masthead Amplifiers (MHAs), contain one or more Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) and represent essential building blocks for maximising cell capacity and coverage.
Installed near the antenna at the top of the cell tower, a Tower Mounted Amplifier increases the uplink sensitivity, improving cell coverage and capacity.
By using a Tower Mounted Amplifier, overall cell site performance can be improved in terms of cell coverage, data throughput and cell handover reliability. At the same time, using a Tower Mounted Amplifier reduces the power requirements of the consumer’s mobile handset, thereby increasing its battery life.
Tower Mounted Amplifiers also enable base stations to balance uplink and downlink cell size, thereby maximising coverage, minimising the number of cell sites needed to achieve optimum network coverage and reducing costs.