The first edition of Pager Power’s Telecommunications White Paper is now complete. This White Paper has been concisely written as a guide to inform the industry of this complex planning issue and to clearly demonstrate Pager Power’s philosophy on managing this process. The document assists the industry by consolidating industry knowledge into one document. It provides a recommendation for managing the assessment process as well as presenting a recommended methodology for the assessment of any object in the vicinity of telecommunications infrastructure, specifically point-to-point links. The primary aim is to reduce uncertainty and risk through the planning process for developers of wind and building projects. The secondary aim is to encourage a more transparent and cooperative working relationship between developer and stakeholder.
White Paper Contents
Many developers, planners and stakeholders are unsure of the assessment requirements when it comes to telecommunications infrastructure and this can subsequently lead to inconsistent approaches and delays in the planning process. Pager Power is an industry-leading specialist in this area, having completed over 500 telecommunications assessments. We have used the knowledge gained during this time to produce a White Paper which considers the most common telecommunications issues, and focuses on point-to-point links in this first edition. Within the guidance, the following telecommunications infrastructure is considered:
- Microwave on point-to-point links;
- Ultra High Frequency (UHF) on point-to-point links.
The White Paper focuses on the assessment of the following development types:
- Wind developments;
- Building developments;
- Any object located in close proximity to telecommunications infrastructure.
In total there are seven chapters, which are titled as follows:
- Telecommunications Infrastructure
- Interference Mechanisms
- Consultation Process
- Assessment Process
- Mitigation Options
The first edition of the White Paper can now be downloaded at the top of the page. If you have any questions please get in contact.
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