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As per 3GPP specifications for 5G NR, it defines three classes for 5G NR base stations:
- Wide Area Base Station
- Medium Range Base Station
- Local Area Base Station
These classes are as per cell types deployments like Macrocell, Microcell, and Pico cell.
Transmit power capability
Wide Area base station: No upper limit
Medium Range base station: <38dBm or 6.3 watts
Local area base station: <24 dBm or 0.25 watts
Base station types
BS type 1-C
BS type 1-C requirements are applied at the BS antenna connector (port A) for a single transmitter or receiver with a full complement of transceivers for the configuration in the normal operating conditions. If any external apparatus such as an amplifier, a filter, or the combination of such devices are used, requirements apply at the far end antenna connector (port B).