2015 – Year of the Drones?

Ascom Network Testing Blog

Whether they’re landing on the lawn of the White House, assisting in counterterrorism, or delivering your online orders, drones seem to be almost everywhere. These versatile machines are lauded for their optimization, proving to be an inexpensive and energy-efficient way to survey a variety of situations in multiple industries. The newest industry to be utilizing drones? Ours!

Earlier this month, our close collaborator Nokia Networks announced that they had employed high-capability Secutronic drones in Dubai Sports City, and in partnership with operator du, to help with automated testing and analysis for network optimization. The drones were armed with smartphones from Ascom that were pre-installed with TEMS Pocket software. By using drones with these specific phones, automated testing and analysis were much more efficient than traditional manual walk tests – the drones were able to cover the desired area much more quickly, and the test data (which was collected automatically) was…

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