DRONES WILL BECOME THE #1 DRIVER FOR THE 5G ROLLOUT WORLDWIDE
As Towercos prepare for the 5G rollout, they’ll have to first take stock of their infrastructure, and introduce automation and analytics into their workflows.
Tower inspections are stuck in the past
The traditional process for tower inspections is antiquated, manual and redundant.
Rising demand creates fundamental logistics problems for towercos who require a new velocity and depth of inspections to keep pace with tenant inquiries and rollouts.
There are barriers to rolling out 5G
The industry will invest $400B in 5G rollout over the next 5 years. In order to meet ambitious timelines, towercos will have to overcome considerable challenges.
Unknown Tower Capacity
Towercos lack complete records of the equipment mounted on their towers, and have limited data on the capacity of towers to accept more equipment. This inhibits the ability to plan new 5G equipment deployments, and can lead planners to erroneously engineer more expensive new tower builds than are necessary.
Skilled Labor Shortage
Labour markets are extremely tight, and finding, training and retaining sufficient skilled technicians to meet today’s demands are an ongoing challenge. To meet ambitious 5G build schedules, towerco businesses will need to introduce automation, digitization and analytics into their workflows to create new performance and productivity opportunities.
Manual Inspection Workflows
Auditing tower equipment today is a manual task, requiring workers to physically climb towers, measure available mounting slots by hand, and visually check each piece of equipment. This process is slow, dangerous and error-prone. To be viable in the 5G era, this process will increasingly require automation and artificial intelligence.
Siloed Data & Decision-Making
Tower data is collected by many different sources, and towercos must often rely on fragmented, incomplete and incorrect datasets when making evaluations and purchase decisions. As 5G begins to roll out, towercos will need to collect a shared source of truth about tower inventories that isn’t limited by human constraints.
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