The communication industry is already benefiting from the use of drones. Tower climbing is seen as one of the most dangerous jobs and telecommunication operators can avoid risks through the use of drones for telecommunications tower inspection. Commercial drones are changing the way operators are auditing and inspecting wireless infrastructure by enabling a safer collection of high-resolution imagery and video of tower structures and equipment.
Through the use of commercial drones, telecom operators can cut costs as they can reduce the use of helicopters and other small aircraft to inspect telecommunications assets. Drones also reduce the need for workers to climb telecommunications towers to perform routine audits and inspections. Drones used for tower inspection also allow operators to quickly identify and verify tower equipment specifications and damage.