For most commercial drone operators worldwide there is one overriding concern: how can we unlock the true potential of the industry by providing secure beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) services? The theoretical answer has been known for some time.
We talked about drones as Internet of Things technology, how cellular connectivity enables drone services and what are the use cases today. He shared with us his thoughts about the future of BVLOS drone operations and UAM.
The last 12 months have seen a huge shift in perception of the drone industry, propelled in part by the Covid-19 crisis. The expansion of trial beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations across the globe have demonstrated that the technology is there, as well as the need, and that commercial operations are ready to move to the next level.
Telstra will use AirborneRF to assess the readiness of its radio access network for future UAV applications, including communications, navigation, surveillance, safety, and identity.
Swisscom is using AirborneRF to investigate and enable safe and successful future BVLOS drone business.
GSMA published their latest IoT Whitepaper about the BVLOS drone platform by KPN, utilizing AirborneRF.
Thomas Neubauer talks on ‘why is it important to bring the worlds of UTM and telecommunications together?’ in the latest article on Unmanned Airspace!
Drones fly BVLOS for the first time on the LMT mobile network, proving the viability of safe, autonomous drone flight with AirborneRF.