Bell used a drone to test LTE network capabilities at Toronto’s BMO Field

BMO Field seating

Originally posted by MobileSyrup

Author: Igor Bonifacic

Bell has started to use drones to test the capabilities of its LTE network within large venues like BMO Field in Toronto.

The company claims it’s the first wireless carrier in Canada to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for this purpose.

Traditionally, testing a venue like BMO involves walking on foot and using simple techniques like speed tests. By mounting a variety of testing equipment on a UAV, Bell’s team of on-site wireless engineers were able to optimize the network in real-time from a remote location.

According to Bell, the whole process took mere hours instead of a couple of days.