Drone technology has exciting growth potential across many industries. One such industry is telecom. With the introduction of 5G, there seems to be more excitement in the air about applying drone technology in building high-quality maintenance in the telecom sector.
The telecom sector accounts for 8.5 per cent of this country’s GDP. Telecom operators are well-positioned to develop various capabilities by building on their strengths in connectivity, analytics etc. This is where drones play a significant role in connectivity in the telecom sector.
Telecom companies are in an ideal position to take the lead in adopting drones. By collecting and analysing datasets to enhance decision-making, drones allow different types of companies to revolutionize their operations and increase efficiency, both in terms of cost and time.
This article is based on insights from the presentation made during the FICCI SMART Policing Awards event. To watch the full event please visit – ‘Making India a Global Drone Hub
Use of drone technology in the telecom sector
- Inspections of towers and tower-based equipment
- Line of sight testing
- Signal strength and coverage testing
- Maintenance and monitoring
- Leveraging drones in low-latency IoT
One of the training focuses for the telecom industry is drones, which integrate 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) for the industry’s emerging job roles.
Upcoming job roles in drones for the telecom sector
- Drone Monitoring And Maintenance Associate
- IoT technical service operator
- Tower technician
- IoT installation solution architect
- AI devices installation operator
- Infrastructure Technician for 5G networks
The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) proposed to develop new courses on the usage of drones in the telecom sector.
Upcoming courses on drones in the telecom sector:
- Drone: data handling and analysis
- Drone operator tower inspection
- Drone-active network technician
- Drone-powered solution architect
- Drone telecom network planner
- Drone service technician
- IoT devices and AI system integration engineer
- Network surveillance optics engineer
Also read: List of DGCA- approved drone training organisations – Part 2 https://dronefluence.com/list-of-dgca-approved-drone-training-organisations-part-2/
Given that wireless technology will lead telecommunications in the future. The vital role of the 5G network’s dependability will play in the nationwide deployment of drones. This will ensure the dependability of the extension of the network. It will create a plethora of new job opportunities for those looking for new sources of income in this industry.