Lightning Strikes Tower

Backup Power

Lightning Strikes Tower
Learn how to keep wireless service operational when the grid fails

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Wireless users expect 24/7 network connectivity. Disruptions in service caused by power outages cost network operators time, money and potentially customers.

With the increased demands consumers have put on wireless networks, the impact of power outages has grown in recent years. 70% of power outages are caused by major weather events, such as thunder and lightning, ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and high winds.

Our nation’s aging electrical grid is to blame for 25% of outages, caused by high demand, equipment failure and fuel issues. Without warning, power outages can knock out your network for hours or even days. Are your sites adequately hardened to provide service during power outages? 

American Tower’s Backup Power Solution allows carriers to follow the industry best practice of power hardening their communications sites without losing focus on their business. We provide 24/7 monitoring through our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC), perform all ongoing maintenance and service, conduct weekly performance testing and follow a storm protocol to prepare equipment for anticipated weather events. 


Maintaining network uptime and reliability is critical to operating a wireless network. Our Backup Power Solution is proven to deliver reliable hardening to sites.

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Since 2010 American Tower has deployed 3,500+ generators. We can size power to fit the needs of each customer, and we remain the only third-party tower company to provide backup power. 


Hardening sites requires a significant amount of planning, coordination and resources. Our proven solution addresses these issues along with providing 24/7 monitoring from our NOC, automatic refueling when 60% tank capacity is reached and all maintenance and service. We ensure sites have power, so you can focus on your business.

American Tower's Backup Power Solution prevents the need to purchase and maintain generators and lease more ground space on sites.


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To learn more about how our cost-effective solution can harden your American Tower sites, please contact us: