The collocation of broadband facilities’ on AM broadcast towers has been recognized by the Federal Communications Commission as one way to expedite the provision of new broadband services. See a video of the FCC Broadband Acceleration Panel with LBA CEO Lawrence Behr.

LBA is the leader in providing AM colocation technology to broadcasters and wireless carriers alike.  Our ColoCoil® and ColoPole® patented isocouplers collocation systems are already in use by many broadcasters and most wireless carriers throughout the United States. LBA provides a complete suite of hardware and design/install support services, and its 50 years of consulting experience with broadcasters ensures seamless integration between broadcast and wireless systems.

Colocoil Isocouplers

Shown here is a ColoCoil® system ready to ship to enable the operation of a high capacity 3G and LTE cell site on a 5 KW AM tower for a major carrier. It includes three preadjusted, off the shelf AM isolation cabinets, ready for carrier coax hookup and virtually immediate service! And, it can be field expanded to accommodate any number of coaxial paths just by adding more cabinets; without interruption of carrier operations!

Also pictured are LBA colocation team members Betty Perez, Logistics; Mike Britner, Sales; and Dr. Chris Horne, PE, Chief Technical Officer.

Learn more about LBA colocation systems here.

About The Author

LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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