By Chris Stonor
Italian drone company, FlyingBasket, in partnership with Cablex, a network construction, maintenance and operation subsidiary of Swisscom, is proving that cargo drones can revolutionise the delivery of network equipment, in particular to more remote areas, reports totaltele.com.
In the most recent trial, radio equipment weighing around 80kgs was transported across a canyon in Davos Wiesen, Jenisberg using a remotely piloted multicopter equipped with an automatic cargo hook. The deployment of the drone enabled the equipment to be delivered next to a mast tower where Cablex technicians were to execute an antenna installation.
Switzerland is a particularly apt location to showcase the use of drones as the costs of building and maintain network infrastructure can be high in remote areas due to a low population density, whilst the use of a cargo drone can reduce costs and overcome difficulties of reaching the required location via traditional transportation systems.
Moritz Moroder, CEO, FlyingBasket, commented, “We appreciate the view and the willingness of Cablex to challenge the status quo of existing methods and test an innovative solution that will be utilised in the future as part of their daily activities.”
He continued, “Thanks to the prompt and efficient efforts of FOCA, the demonstration could be carried out smoothly in full compliance with the Swiss regulations.”
Deploying network infrastructure and “Smart Infrastructure” is a major focus of the Total Telecom “Connected” series of events which now includes Connected Britain (London, September), Connected Italy (Virtual, November), Connected Germany (Mainz, December) and Connected Ireland (returns 2022). Please contact the media outlet for further details.
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(News Source: https://www.totaltele.com)