One of the cellular vendors wants to install a 180 foot monopole antenna in our neighborhood. They claim that there is significant growth in LTE consumers. So in order to better serve the customers they need to install a new monopole. Following are two reasons that they provided recently.
- The current towers are over capacity thus cannot reliably serve the consumers
- The cellular signal is weak therefore consumers cannot make phone calls
Question: What are the alternate ways to solve this problem beside installing a new monopole? Are there new LTE/Cellular technology that can help reduce cell tower capacity as well as permit the consumer to make phone calls reliably using cells phones? What are any future technology that might address this issue?