Wireless Service Technicians

Wireless service technicians are sometimes also called cell site technicians, field technicians, or cell site engineers. These workers maintain cell sites—which consist of a radio tower and computerized equipment. Each cell site covers a geographic territory that varies in size. When someone places a wireless call within a particular cell site's geographic territory, radio waves are transmitted to that cell site's antenna. The antenna picks up the radio waves and transmits them through cables to computerized equipment that is typically located in a building adjacent to the antenna. This equipment then "reads" the radio waves, turns them into a computerized code, and sends the information on to a "switching center." At the switching center, the call is transferred to its destination—which might be another wireless phone or a traditional wireline phone.


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