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LS telcom carries out countrywide broadcast site audits via remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)


Lichtenau – Johannesburg - The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) chose LS telcom to perform audits of 25 broadcast transmission sites in representative areas across Namibia. LS telcom carried out these audits by means of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), which include a measurement and sensor system as well as a camera onboard.

The objective of the project was to determine the radio frequency (RF) performance characteristics of identified sites and masts, installed antennas per mast and the operational broadcasting services on every antenna, including the assessment of spectrum usage.

Measurement RPA
Measurement RPA

LS telcom delivered the measurement and media footage results of all the sites to CRAN in December 2014.

In contrast to other measurement services, the site auditing procedures via remotely piloted aircraft took place without affecting operational services and without direct involvement of network operators. The detailed measurements and recordings as well as capturing detailed visuals of site and mast infrastructure via the RPA, does not require core site or building entry, service disruption or power reduction of services.

CRAN’s ‎Chief Operating Officer, Jochen Traut, commented, “The site audit produced very detailed and informative results. This is the introduction of an exciting phase of efficient telecommunication regulation in Namibia.” CRAN will now incorporate the results into their central database for future referencing and compliancy assessment.


About LS telcom
LS telcom’s software, system solutions, and services address the efficient use of radio frequency spectrum and the optimal operation of radio communication services.

We are a worldwide market leader in the provision of automated spectrum management systems and their integration with monitoring systems. We also have our own monitoring system, including fixed, portable, and airborne sensors. At the same time, we develop and market software for the design, planning, and optimisation of broadcast, PMR, mobile and microwave networks. Strategic consulting, radio engineering services, and training on network technologies, standards, and regulations as well as transmitter installations and measurements complete our area of expertise.

Frequency regulatory authorities, ministries, network operators and infrastructure providers, system integrators and military organisations in over 90 countries across all continents rely on our solutions and services.

LS telcom operates worldwide with subsidiaries and affiliates in Canada, China, France, South Africa, UAE, UK and USA, as well as representative offices in Argentina, Hungary, and Oman. With its headquarters in Lichtenau, Baden, Germany, LS telcom is listed on the German stock exchange under ISIN DE 0005754402 since 2001.

LS telcom
Christiane Labitzke
Marketing & Communications Manager
Tel: +49 (0)7227 95 35 296 (Germany)
Tel: + 33 (0)1 39 26 85 85 (France)

South Africa
LS of SA Radiocommunications
Jannie Rykaart
Sales & Marketing Manager
Email: jrykaart(at)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 958 5153