While the U.S. chose not to go the route of networked Remote ID, Europe went a different way in developing their UTM program, U-Space. The newly published NetworkCoverage Service Definition will help European drone operators, aviation systems, and telcos communicate: and the European drone industry to advance towards complex operations.
When we talk about broadcast versus network, the focus has often been mostly around remote ID and their applications to this singular piece of the regulatory puzzle. But what about other pieces like ground and air risk mitigation, live data streaming BVLOS, and other systems that not only make flight safer but also opens up new use cases?
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.