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NATE Releases “Drone Mappings in the Telecommunications Industry” Whitepaper

Posted on: February 13, 2023 Category: NATE News

NATE Releases “Drone Mappings in the Telecommunications Industry” Whitepaper

Whitepaper Examines Testing Data from 2022 NATE UAS Expo Event

(Washington, D.C.) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today released a “Drone Mappings in the Telecommunications Industry” Whitepaper.

Nate Drone MappingsThe purpose of the Whitepaper is to share with industry stakeholders the background of UAS (drone) based use cases, the capabilities and limitations of the technology, and the use cases they enable today as defined by the requirements of the ANSI/TIA- 222-H Standard. Additionally, the Whitepaper analyzes the 2022 NATE UAS Expo testing results with consideration of how those findings impact our current understanding of UAS applications in the telecommunications industry. To access the “NATE Drone Mappings in the Telecommunications Industry” Whitepaper, visit HERE.

“On behalf of the NATE UAS Committee, we are excited to provide this educational Whitepaper as a resource to the telecommunications industry to help further scale the utilization of commercial drones,” said Committee Chairman Sam McGuire, Founder of FieldSync Technologies, Inc. “Additionally, this Whitepaper will be highlighted and referenced at the upcoming NATE UNITE 2023 Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida,” added McGuire.

The Association would like to recognize the following individuals who volunteered their time and expertise to the development of this NATE Whitepaper. Without their dedication and commitment to the furtherance of greater understanding within the telecommunications industry, this NATE Whitepaper would not have been possible. These individuals made substantial contributions to the conception, design, research, and ultimate drafting of this NATE Whitepaper and were critically important to its intellectual and technical content.

Sam McGuire, Founder – FieldSync Technologies, Inc.
Robert McCoy, UAS Program Manager – Crown Castle Inc.
Jake Lahmann, Unmanned Aerial Systems Manager – Valmont Industries, Inc.

Editorial Committee
 Sandy Jurgens, Programs Manager – NATE
Todd Schlekeway, President & CEO – NATE
Sam McGuire, Founder – FieldSync Technologies, Inc.
Michelle Kang, Geographic Discipline Leader – Engineering
Scott Kisting, Executive Vice President – Proactive Telecommunications Solutions
Joshua Huff, Counsel – Tower Engineering Solutions, LLC

The 2nd Annual NATE UAS Expo is slated to take place on June 5-6 at Valmont Industries, Inc.’s expansive corporate headquarters. The NATE UAS Committee invites all industry stakeholders, commercial UAS enterprises and enthusiasts to attend. For more information on NATE, visit