GSMA award AirborneRF

Dimetor with AirborneRF solution has been shortlisted as one of the TOP 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023

The Four Years From Now Awards (4YFN Awards) is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2023 event.

Based on the following eligibility screening, a GSMA committee and a remote jury panel consisting of investors and industry experts selected the Top 50 startups, including Dimetor with AirborneRF solution:

  • Innovation: extent, uniqueness, proprietary rights and centrality of the project.
  • Soundness & Traction: achievements & recognition, market traction and technology readiness.
  • Potential: clear roadmap to scalability, potential for growth and financial returns.
  • Impact: contribution towards solving one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals, workforce diversity.
  • Fit: with the team, the initial markets, the resources available.

“We built our solution with a life-changing mindset towards digitalization and sustainability. Drone services reduce CO2 emissions; according to PWC, only in the UK, carbon emissions could be reduced by 2.4M tons by 2030. To multiple this number, drone services must scale. Our innovation connects already existing infrastructure with uncrewed aircraft to enable safe BVLOS flight. We are pleased to be recognized by the telecom industry and experts from world-leading innovative fields.” says Thomas Wana, CTO and Co-founder of Dimetor.


Dimetor is a software company bridging the data gap between communications service providers (CSPs) and the aviation eco-systems. Through its world-leading platform AirborneRF, they help provide supplementary data and automated processes critical for safe BVLOS drone operations.

AirborneRF focuses on (a) the 3D corridors in space that have sufficiently good connectivity for drone operations (e.g. for networked remote ID, command and control, payload communication), and (b) the population density for ground risk assessment, based on anonymized cellular mobility data. Using these dynamic data sources for process automation and digital SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment), enables a wide range of drone applications and use cases at scale.

Deployed already by globally leading communication service providers, and integrating with aviation and drone management systems such as UTM/ATM/FIMS, AirborneRF also provides live notifications from the CSP networks in case of any issue during flight operation may occur.

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4YFN is the start-up event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC. Our goal is to support start-ups, investors, and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together.