According to the Federal Communications Commission, cellular or PCS cell site towers are typically between 50 and 200 feet tall. Cell phone towers can be freestanding constructions or antennas can be mounted to water towers or building rooftops.
Raised cellular device usage has increased need for faster, more robust data networks. Each cell phone tower has a limited capacity for simultaneous calls, necessitating the construction of more towers and antennas. Many governments require mobile phone providers to examine the proposed location for existing structures that could be utilised instead of constructing a new tower.