Photogrammetry Used for Cell Tower Images

STEALTH drone photography of a cross pole in Florida

STEALTH drone photography of a cross pole in Florida

Photogrammetry has come a long way! No longer is it just used in making maps. Now, the technology exists to create a high resolution 3D view or drawing of your cellular antenna installation. Imagine being able to access your site remotely to survey the installation, check if it needs maintenance, and safely see the entire structure!  

To read more about how an engineering group in Tulsa, OK is using this great technology, click here.

Google to Launch Their Own Wireless Service?

GOOGLELOGO_1Is Google really working on launching their own wireless service? Sources say yes! If they can come up with the technology to wirelessly connect American homes to the internet, it would mean HUGE installation savings for customers. Not to mention the freedom from tech  giants like Comcast.

“If Google can figure out how to make the technology work, that would reverberate across the broadband industry, since it would solve the expensive ‘last mile’ problem that broadband companies usually tackle by stringing a web of wires directly into homes,” says Mark Bergen.

If Google can pull this off, they’re going to have to offer some sort of new technology that rivals the speeds of existing services. Fortunately, and unsurprisingly, this is already in the works, and researchers plan to do just that. “We have developed 10 more breakthrough technologies and one of them means we can exceed 1 Tbps wirelessly,” Rahim Tafazolli, the director of 5GIC,told Dan Worth at UK technology news site V3. “This is the same capacity as fibre optics but we are doing it wirelessly.”

We’re going to have to wait and see what happens, but we’re always excited to see what providers have in store!