From Our Family to Yours…

As some of you already know, we’re in the process of wrapping things up before we close for the year on Christmas Eve. Before we go, we want to take a minute to say thank you for an amazing year! We would not be where we are without you, and we want you to know we appreciate each and every one of you. We’re very much looking forward to working with you again in 2016. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Drones May Cut Costs for Tower Inspections

Photo Credit: Top Flight Digital Media

Photo Credit: Top Flight Digital Media

As we mentioned in a blog post a few months ago, inspecting and servicing towers is no easy feat. It’s time consuming, costly, and can also be quite dangerous. However, as technology advances, drones are becoming a popular alternative. So much so in fact, that the FAA regulations have created backlogs – commercial licensing is now taking more than 8 months.

The high demand for aerial drone inspections is not only safer, but is also creating profitable businesses for drone owners, and cheaper costs and shorter wait times for tower owners. In fact, estimates suggest that the drone industry will be a $13.8 Billion industry by the end of 2016. It will also create more than 200,000 jobs within that first year once the FAA opens their roles. Talk about a game changer!

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Forecasts Show Immense Growth for DAS in the U.S.

LVMS Media Ctr. StealthAccording to a new iGR study, the U.S. DAS market is about to see some extraordinary growth.

“After continued analysis of the DAS market, we have forecasted the number of U.S. DAS installations in commercial buildings and multiple dwelling units, as well as the associated build and operating costs,” said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR. “iGR expects that from 2014 to 2019 spending for both the build and operating costs of DAS will total $29.5 billion.”

This study splits the market for DAS based on the size of the buildings they’re housed in. it also discusses the advantages and challenges of distributed antenna systems and includes the profiles of various vendors.

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