How Container Telecom Shelters Encourage Industry Growth

Telecom shelters, prefab shelters, and concrete shelters house vital telecom equipment across the globe. These structures allow people all over the world to connect and communicate with one another. Industry experts estimate that future growth in the telecom industry will lead to an increased need for telecom infrastructure. As the world continues to connect through advancing technologies, the telecommunications industry will need to invest in reliable telecom equipment shelters that will help their industry reach new heights. The option to use modified shipping containers as telecom equipment shelters is rising to the top as a preferred choice by many companies.

How Will the Telecom Industry Grow in Coming Years?


Across the world, devices that connect to the internet are growing at an exponential rate. Experts often refer to these devices as the Internet of Things (IoT), which is defined as every device that connects and shares data through the internet.

The rising popularity of IoT devices has increased the demand for telecom equipment infrastructure, specifically for telecom shelters. Based on a 2018 survey, the global IoT market is on track to grow to $1.6 trillion by 2025, making the need for telecom and other equipment shelters incredibly important and supportive of industry growth.

In fact, the global telecom infrastructure equipment market was worth $383.86 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $504.56 billion by 2023. Based on these statistics alone, telecom companies should prioritize container equipment shelters as a necessary investment.

What is a Telecom Equipment Shelter?


Telecom shelters — traditionally precast concrete shelters — provide protection to telecommunications and data equipment. The equipment they house allow communication networks to run smoothly. Most often, they include insulation, cooling systems, cable entry, generators, and protective fire measures.

Overall, a telecom shelter should protect the equipment housed inside. Beyond internal protective measures – like cooling – companies should protect telecom equipment from external forces, including harsh weather and vandalism. Because telecom companies place shelters all over the world, often in intense climates, shelters should withstand high winds, snowfall, and hot temperatures. Vandalism, on the other hand, may result in damaged equipment, forcing companies to pay for repairs and replacements. Shelters should provide a sturdy, reliable, and secure enclosed space to keep equipment as safe as possible.

Reasons to Use a Telecom Container Shelter


Modified shipping containers make great telecom equipment shelters based on four reasons. They are:

  1. Adaptable to meet specific equipment requirements.
  2. Durable and resistant to the elements, minimizing the need for repairs.
  3. Easy to transport and place even in remote locations.
  4. Delivered ready for equipment installation.

Insight into the telecom equipment shelter industry points to the growing need for portable shelters to meet anticipated demand. Construction sites and manufacturing plants are expected to use portable container shelters in the future to protect temporary and permanent telecom stations located on site. Shipping container shelters simplify relocation because companies can easily transport the units by truck, crane, and forklift.

As we compare modified shipping containers to traditional equipment shelters, it’s important to recognize the inherent strength and durability of shipping containers. Once manufacturers transform containers into telecom shelters, they provide a safe and secure space for equipment. Furthermore, each company can design shipping container shelters to meet specific company needs as well as regional challenges based on the climate. The adaptability of container-based structures – and their transportable nature – makes shipping container telecom shelters a reliable and often preferred choice.

If your organization is interested in learning more about the possibilities of modified shipping container telecom shelters, don’t hesitate to reach us by phone at  877-704-0177 or email at Our container experts will advise you through our processes to get you the right equipment enclosure or any other container-based structure to meet your needs.

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