Ericsson 15.04.2021

Ericsson partners with Vodafone UK to speed up network upgrades with drone surveys

Source: Ericsson

15 April 2021

Delivery and logistics
Hardware and technical innovations
Network and connectivity

The trials will use drones equipped with a High Definition (HD) camera, alongside Lidar technology, to collect data from network sites that can then be used by network engineering teams to perform site upgrades. Ericsson and Vodafone UK will capture data from 30 sites around the UK that are due to be upgraded. With the assistance of Ericsson’s Intelligent Site Engineering and the use of drone and Lidar-based technology, data on structural conditions and line-of-sight measurements can be collected by a single engineer, as opposed to site designers, structural engineers, acquisition agents and radio and transmission planners all ordinarily forming part of a standard site visit.....