NTT DOCOMO Develops API for Drone-operation Platform

NTT DOCOMO Develops API for Drone-operation Platform Image Credit: JacobLund/Bigstockphoto.com

NTT DOCOMO announced that it has developed an application-programming interface (API) for its docomo sky drone-operation platform.

The Operator has then used the API to successfully integrate docomo sky with NEXSYS-ONE's tower maintenance platform in a joint trial, demonstrating the possibility to use drones for automated inspections and maintenance of mobile-network base-station towers. DOCOMO aims to broaden the safe and efficient use of drones in diverse fields, such as manufacturing, media and infrastructure, in addition to inspections of base-station towers and solar panels.

DOCOMO launched the trial in Guam with NEXSYS-ONE, a leading telecom SaaS company based in Dubai, on July 24. The trial, now completed, involved connecting docomo sky platform and the NEXSYS-ONE's tower deployment and maintenance platforms for efficient, automated inspection tasks implemented with drones. Using the linked platforms, the base-station towers of mobile operator DOCOMO PACIFIC, a wholly owned DOCOMO subsidiary, were inspected to confirm the accuracy and practicality of performing work based on automated procedures using drones.

The docomo sky platform enables one-stop services from flight preparation to data analysis using AI. The "Nexsysone" tower deployment and maintenance platforms capture tower heights, shapes and locations.

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