What is a Lattice Tower?

In the Telecommunication world, there is a lot of industry jargon that is typically used. Launch 3 Telecom is having a definition series to help our audience get a thorough understanding of the terminology in telecom to better appreciate and comprehend the world of Telecommunications.


A Lattice Tower, also referred to as a self-supporting tower, is a tall cell structure that is freestanding and does not require support cables. Although commonly used as a cell site, this tower is offers some of the most flexibility with many other functions it can serve such as TV and radio transmission, lighting, surveillance and electrical lightning grounding.

This particular tower is popular due to its strong durability, low weight and wind resistance, and low-cost of materials. The shape is typically designed with a triangular or square base and can reach heights anywhere from 200-400 ft. The antennas will be wrapped around the tower at different levels similar to how antennas are deployed on a monopole tower.

During their inception, these radio towers were initially constructed of wood until converting to only steel by the 1960s. Today, lattice towers are being operated by every major carrier in the United States as well as government agencies.

One of the most famous lattice towers is the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Meanwhile, the tallest standing lattice tower is currently the Kiev TV Tower which stands at 1,263 ft. high.

Launch 3 Telecom has a team of trained technicians that perform cell tower services such as installation, decommissioning, maintenance, and repair. In addition, if you are interested in buying and selling equipment such as AntennasRET Cables, or other equipment used in a lattice cell tower build, contact Launch 3 at 877-878-9134 or email saleslaunch3.net.