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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...

5G drones are coming to service Australia’s power grid

Endeavour Energy said it's successfully tested and is deploying 5G drones to help service the New South Wales, Australia power grid.

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...

Well, technically… 5G’s latency specification will enhance drone applications: Sarah Yost, NI (Ep. 18)

Sarah Yost, NI’s senior business development manager, discusses why it's too soon to get excited about 6G, as well as how the company’s software-defined radios are supporting the PAWR program, which is, among other things, exploring how to build drone applications on top of...

Video call via the stratosphere: Loon, HAPSmobile test sky-high LTE

A video call connected from the stratosphere topped off a recent test of an autonomous, fixed-wing aircraft, as Loon and HAPSMobile successfully put a telecommunications payload into the upper reaches of the atmosphere and used it to deliver LTE connectivity. Video from the test shows...

NI is part of a team looking to integrate drones into 5G wireless networks

It's important to think about the drone applications you can build on top of 5G, says NI The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program earlier this week announced the first contributing equipment partners to the Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless (AERPAW) testbed, which explores the...

Five ways first responders are using mobile broadband

  Public safety users “have had a hunger for data for a very long time, all the way back to our 1G and 2G days,” said Nick Nilan, director of product development for the public sector at Verizon. That use has evolved over time, and...

Seven PSCR tech challenges that could shape public safety

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) helped lay the foundation for autonomous ground vehicles with a 300-mile challenge race. DARPA also pushed AI-powered, software-defined radios to their limits in the three-year Spectrum Collaboration Challenge that culminated at last year's Mobile World Congress Los...

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...

Finland’s Elisa showcases new 5G services in Helsinki

  Finnish mobile operator Elisa has unveiled three new 5G solutions developed in partnership with local companies. The telco said in a release that it is currently showcasing a total of nine 5G solutions at its 5G showroom in Helsinki. The new 5G solutions include a remote-controlled...

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,...

GSA: Number of 5G devices has doubled in the last three months

Newly announced 5G devices include drones, laptops and robots The 5G ecosystem continues to ramp up, with the Global mobile Suppliers Association reporting that the number of announced 5G devices has more than doubled in the last three months. Twenty-six new devices were added just...

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...

Ooredoo demonstrates self-driving 5G connected aerial taxi in Qatar

  The Middle Eastern carrier showcased a number of 5G use cases in Qatar's capital Doha Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo has showcased a self-driving 5G connected aerial taxi in Doha, as part of a demonstration of 5G use cases in different locations across Qatar’s capital. The telco...

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,...

Is the US lagging in AI leadership?

China, France, the U.K. and the European Union all have articulated AI strategies Artificial intelligence (AI) is the future. It will be essential in advancements toward autonomous driving, the way we use wireless devices, digital transformation of key industries like manufacturing, and many other use...

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...

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,...

Test and Measurement: Intertek acquires UK cybersecurity firm

Testing company Intertek is boosting its network assurance portfolio with the acquisition of United Kingdom-based cybersecurity firm NTA Monitor. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. "An ever-greater emphasis is now placed on robust security assessment and compliance, with new and evolving data protection...

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...

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