The unnamed aerial vehicles or UAVs are popularly known as drones. These are small aircraft that can be controlled remotely. Nowadays, drones are increasingly being used for surveillance or for gaining information by exploring a certain area. Therefore, more and more telecom operators have started using the device as the maintenance tool.
As per the report of PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd, in the ever-increasing commercial market for applying the drone technology, the telecommunication sector offers a market of 6.3 Billion Dollars. The different ways that the telecommunication industry is willing to utilize the technology is discussed underneath:
Inspection of the towers:
After the towers of a particular telecom operator has been set up, it needs to be monitored on a regular basis. Before, people were appointed to climb the tower and it proved to be one of the most hazardous jobs. Now, however, telecom operators are taking help of the drone technology to inspect the towers effortlessly. The devices not only send images, data and videos but it can also perform routine inspections and audits from time to time and the process is much faster than the manual process. Besides, the data and the videos captured by drones are considered to be more reliable.
Before, the telecom operators had to hire people who could climb the towers for the maintenance purpose. However, now they can simply use the drone technology and it is a one-time investment. While the telecom operators had to spend between 2000 to 5000 Dollars per climb previously, now they can reduce the cost to half and even less, depending on the scope of their inspection. The drone technology is easy to deploy and it’s inexpensive as well.
Recovery from disasters:
Sometimes drones can be used in case of any disaster. The devices can not only be used to offer wireless services to the areas where connection got lost due to natural calamities, but these devices can also temporarily improve the strength of the signal in the areas where network issues can be seen.