BROWSING: Drones

US Cellular, Ericsson investigate 5G network performance at altitude with drone tests

The goal was to analyze 5G network connectivity and speed date in the air and compare it to results captured on ground level US Cellular and Ericsson have begun testing the performance of the carrier’s 5G network at altitude using drone technology. The trials, which...

How is 3GPP approaching 5G-enabled unmanned aerial systems?

As 5G use cases have evolved, new studies and new features are needed for the safe operation of UAVs, 3GPP said Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are increasingly integrating into today’s airspace, providing different capabilities such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data for both civil and...

Sky Drone, China Mobile Hong Kong ink deal for 5G drones

  Sky Drone and China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of fostering 5G connectivity of drones as part of the work of China Mobile’s 5G innovation center. China Mobile Hong Kong has set up a 5G innovation center...

Samsung demos drone solution for 4G, 5G network optimization

The drone solution will simplify cell site management, says Samsung Samsung Electronics demonstrated its new drone-based antenna configuration measurement solution for 4G and 5G networks. Performed on the company’s campus, the demonstration involved the use of a smartphone with a remote control application that connected...

Airbus and M1 to conduct 5G SA network trials for UAVs

Airbus exec: 'The trials will establish key cellular 5G performance metrics' Singaporean operator M1 and Airbus are trailing the safety and efficiency of 5G to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in real-world environments. In collaboration with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Maritime and Port...

How AT&T is searching out enterprise 5G use cases: Vorpal and real-time drone detection

If 5G will be enterprise-led, as AT&T believes, then what are the use cases that its network will need to support -- and which ones will generate the revenue that will justify new capital investment? The carrier is using its AT&T Foundry location in Plano,...

How public safety is using IoT

  Public safety agencies are working to better respond to an increasingly technology-reliant public, while at the same time making more effective use of such technology themselves. Many of the devices and services they are turning to require LTE broadband availability – which means relying...

ZTE, KPN complete 5G-based precision agriculture test in The Netherlands

  KPN is testing 5G applications in different areas including agriculture, urban environments and ports Chinese vendor ZTE has worked with Dutch telecom operator KPN to successfully complete a test of the first 5G application for precision agriculture on an experimental farm in Drenthe, the Netherlands. ZTE...

Ericsson, Singtel to launch 5G pilot network in Q4

The two partners will use the 5G pilot network to conduct drone trials later this year Singaporean carrier Singtel and Ericsson announced plans to launch what it claims to be Singapore’s first 5G pilot network in the last quarter of the year. The two companies...

High-speed Wi-Fi at ag research center may be blueprint for rural communities

A newly installed Wi-Fi network at agricultural research center in California may enable researchers to view field data in real time while serving as a proof-of-concept for rural communities needing low-cost Internet access. PARLIER, California — Outside the small San Joaquin Valley town of Parlier,...

Chinese telcos need to work with other sectors to realize full potential of 5G: GSMA

The GSMA estimates that China will have 430 million 5G connections by 2025 Chinese mobile network operators need to work with other sectors in order to innovate, launch 5G faster and realize the full potential of 5G technology, according to a recent study carried out...

Tips for inspecting towers by drone

Drone flight companies give tips for inspecting towers by drone. Telecommunications towers are inspected many times during the lifespan of a tower. Each time a tower is touched for modifications, it has to be inspected. “If there is a modification to tower, say a new antenna...

LTE & Drones

Connecting flying objects has been discussed in documents describing the uses and evolution of LTE networks, both in 4G and in the future 5G. Moreover, a dedicated report entitled: Study On Enhanced Support for Aerial Vehicles, was approved by the 3GPP in March of...

SK Telecom, DJI to add live streaming video to drones

Korea's top mobile carrier partners with drone maker DJI to add live- streaming high-def video to drones. Korean mobile operator SK Telecom and China-based drone-maker DJI have agreed to co-develop high-performance, high-definition live video streaming capabilities for drones for use on mobile networks. A live, real-time,...

Editorial Report: Operators taking flight: The emerging role of drones in network operations and maintenance

Telecom operators are well positioned to take advantage of the growing commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (drone) market. Many operators have already embraced drones as an efficient and cost effective way to improve network operations and maintenance. RCR Wireless News explores the role of drones in...

Editorial Webinar: Operators taking flight: The emerging role of drones in network operations and maintenance

Telecom operators are well positioned to take advantage of the growing commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (drone) market. Many operators have already embraced drones as an efficient and cost effective way to improve network operations and maintenance. RCR Wireless News explores the role of drones in...

FCC proposes $2.8 million fine against drone company

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $2.8 million fine against recreational drone company HobbyKing, for selling radio frequency transmitter devices for drones which operate in unauthorized RF bands and at higher power levels than allowed under U.S. rules. HobbyKing operates in both the U.S....

Operators take flight: 7 drool-worthy drones for tower inspections

Drone pilots prefer these drool-worthy drones for tower inspections. Multi-rotor drones — the drones that look like little helicopters but with more than one blade — make the best tower inspectors among drone types, because they can hover steadily in one spot and take pictures. ...

Operators take flight: Drones, red tape and traffic management

The FAA and industry are working together on UAV regulatory issues: it may take years to work out a viable UAV traffic management system. Without a doubt, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 rule has made a big difference in making drone-based tower inspections...

Flying COW drones make headway

Flying COW drones are key FirstNet efforts and network plans of the future. Flying Cells on Wings are similar to their terrestrial COW cousins — except instead of being mounted on a portable mast, the cell is mounted on a drone. The drones are typically...

AT&T’s new Flying COW drone to be all-weather disaster insurance

Able to fly in tough conditions, AT&T's all-weather Flying COW drone will help first responders, FirstNet. AT&T has designed an all-weather drone to keep its wireless network “flying” in a disaster. The all-weather Flying COW drone -- designed by AT&T with help from manufacturers and...

Emerging public safety use cases for drones

Last December, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in northern Virginia used a drone to help search for a 92-year-old hunter who had gotten stranded overnight in the woods. Within 20 minutes, they had sighted the man, who was then rescued safely. Public safety agencies are...

Drone test trials to shape FAA rules

It takes a whole country — government, industry, academics — to work out sticky issues with drone flight traffic control. Drone test trials continue. Drones are becoming essential in many industries. The real estate agents and journalists love the drone, especially when selling a ranch that...

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