Growth in the telecommunications industry has been strong and is expected to continue over the year. Take the proliferation of mobile connectivity in Australia as a proof. In a survey conducted by Deloitte, 84% of Australians own a smartphone, 77% of which use 4G connectivity. In a day, there are 480 million screen views in Australia. Data usage has been rapidly increasing. And a fourth mobile network operator, TPG, is also on the way.

The rise in mobility and connectivity cannot be denied and the demand for wider and stronger coverage is strong. Telecommunications companies are working to keep up with the rapid and unstoppable growth and offer improved and expanded services by adding more towers, upgrading network infrastructure and installing more fibre infrastructure for better transmission.

Drones have been used in various industries and telecommunications construction companies have turned to Sydney based aerial services company, Bondi Bird, for its bespoke telecommunications drone solutions.

Before construction begins, drones can capture still and motion imagery of tower sites for site acquisition, environmental, and design purposes. . Once construction starts, drone imagery provides convenience in monitoring job sites and construction progress without the need of construction managers to physically inspect the site.

Once the construction has been finished, drones can capture videos and photos from any height and angle that can explain the size, shape, materiality, circulation and give a general introduction to the infrastructure.  The top down view provides a detailed view of the entire site.  Drones can be equipped with powerful cameras that capture high quality photographic images providing detailed perspective of the infrastructure in just minutes.

Accurate and fast data turnaround time is also important. Site data can be processed on the same day and shared with clients immediately, making it easier and faster for construction managers to analyze and use the results.

Drones are also great in inspecting hard to reach places safely and quickly. Safety is also one of the most important factors to be considered in telecommunications construction. The use of drones reduces the risk of injury and accidents in work environments especially to the sites where access is difficult.

A number of telecom organizations are now taking advantage of this technology, and this will only grow. Aerial based technologies are becoming an important, if not essential, tool for construction.