DEHN protects cell sites
DEHN protects cell sites

Lightning and surge protection for cell sites

Ensure network availability and reliable operation

Increasing demand for 5G technology means that we need higher transmission capacities and better network availability. New cell site locations are constantly being developed for this purpose – the existing network infrastructure is being modified and expanded. There is no question about the fact that cell sites must be reliable. Nobody can or wants to risk their failure or restricted operation.

Why bother with lightning and surge protection?

The exposed location of mobile radio masts makes them vulnerable to direct lightning strikes which could paralyze the systems. Damage is often also caused by surges, e.g. in case of nearby lightning strikes. Another important aspect is protecting the personnel working on the system during a thunderstorm.

Ensure the availability of your installations and systems – protect human lives

A comprehensive lightning and surge protection concept provides optimum protection and high system availability.

Information for mobile network operators

My top priority – keeping mobile communication networks up and running. I know this is only possible if there is earthing and lightning and surge protection. My applications often require made-to-measure solutions and system tests. What are my options?

Here you will find system-specific protection concepts, optimized product solutions and information on engineering and testing services to reliably protect your systems.

Information for installers

Whether rooftop or mast-mounted cell sites – I am often forced to adapt to the structural conditions on site when installing lightning and surge protective devices. So, I need solutions that are quickly available and easy to install.

Here you will find product recommendations for protecting cell sites and radio relay systems as well as special information for lightning protection companies. You are short of time? With the help of DEHNconcept, you can have a comprehensive lightning and surge protection concept planned for you.

Information for equipment suppliers

The requirements for new cell site locations are constantly increasing. New systems, optimised in terms of energy and performance, require made-to-measure surge protection concepts. So, I need special solutions whose size, performance and cost are optimally tailored to my needs.

Here you will find information about design-in applications and individual PCB solutions. Would you like to deepen your expertise? Why not check out the seminars on our e-learning platform.

FAQ cell sites

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning lightning and surge protection for cell sites.


Have you got any questions? Contact us.


Phone: 877-927-6510

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