The United Tower Alliance, LLC has announced a national UAV tower inspection service, provided by the UTA and 18 of its regionally based Performance Partners.
Plan could mean more spectrum cooperation, but more challenges for tower companies
The A10.48 standard, “Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures,” is described as the first comprehensive standard encompassing the entire tower construction, service and maintenance industry.
It’s an unfortunate fact of life now that today’s facilities don’t always get much attention unless something breaks. To make matters worse, only a vanishingly small number of stations have even one full-time transmitter engineer on staff.
Any operation that relies on a tower knows that it needs lightning protection, but how often do these safeguards need to be checked, maintained and replaced?