NTT Unit Ties Up with Malaysian Firm on Drone Inspections

Economy

Tokyo, July 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan Infra Waymark, a Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corp. unit, said Monday that it has concluded a business tie-up with Malaysia's Aerodyne Group to develop and provide drone-based inspection services for power supply infrastructure.

The Japanese company aims to combine its know-how on infrastructure inspections with Aerodyne's expertise in drone flights.

In Japan, drones are less used in inspections of power supply infrastructure due to legal restraints and technical problems, according to Japan Infra Waymark.

Japan Infra Waymark expects to achieve 3 billion yen in annual sales from power supply infrastructure inspections by 2022, representing a 30 pct market share.

The company, established in April this year, provides local governments and companies with drone-based inspection services for infrastructure including bridges and telecommunication towers.

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