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Bluesky 3D Models Improve Mobile, 5G and Smart City Network Planning

By [email protected] - 1st May 2019 - 15:16

3D digital models derived from high resolution aerial photography are helping network operators plan the rollout of services including WISP (Fixed Wireless Access), 5G and Smart City applications. The work by Leeds based Wireless Coverage uses Digital Terrain and Surface models. Derived from Bluesky’s aerial photography, the models are used within Wireless Coverage’s WISDM software which uses GPU Acceleration technology to create dynamic coverage maps. These maps are already being used to help operators plan network infrastructure, undertake property level look-ups and conduct marketing campaigns. Recent jumps in wireless technology allow huge uplifts in speed of data access and, in the UK alone, it is estimated that over 200,000 new small cell sites will be