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Blog | 14 September 2021

How Automated Data Collection Optimizes Engineering Workflows

Communications network engineering is a highly detailed and complex process that involves many diverse work activities and requires carefully orchestrated collaboration. When we ask our customers and colleagues to identify the largest challenges to successfully completing a project, the overwhelming response is “balancing and trading off time, cost, and quality.” As a result, fiber engineering projects tend to be besieged by project delays and budget overruns due to unwelcome “surprises” in the field that require painfully slow rework and remediation. The common thread that enables these problems is poor information related to field conditions and details, which often stems from over reliance on historical, traditional methods of manual “boots on the ground” data collection.

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