Drones

The mobile industry has an essential role in shaping the commercial drone / UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) market.

Mobile networks can be used to securely identify a drone and its location in order to help ensure the safety of commercial drones and to help mitigate privacy, safety and security risks. This makes mobile networks the preferred solution, offering drones superior wide area, high speed and secure connectivity.

Find out more about the benefits of cellular connectivity through new resources which will be regularly added to this site.

Interviews with the drones experts

What is a drone?
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What challenges does the drones industry face?
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What benefits can cellular connectivity off drones?
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What value do mobile network operators offer the industry?
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What are the major commercial uses cases for the drones industry?
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Policy & Regulation for Drones

cl_policy_regs_blackThe Role of Mobile in the Drones Ecosystem

GSMA Regulatory Position on Drones 
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•Telit – Drone solutions

Mobile-Enabled Unmanned Aircraft Mobile networks are uniquely placed to support the safe usage of unmanned aircraft (UA), which are becoming increasingly popular with consumers and business users. Today UA are g...

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On-Demand Webinar: Accelerating the Commercial Drones Market Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are an increasing feature of modern life. As their usage grows, the role of mobile networks becomes more important in providing secure ...

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GSMA Regulatory Position on Drones This consultation response explains the benefits of cellular connectivity in more detail before identifying potential barriers to cellular connectivity that regulators should be ...

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IoT at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 June 27, 2018 With its growing consumer wealth, increasing number services and network connections, China has become a global leader in the Internet of Things (IoT). As the country undergoes i...

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IoT Summit at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 | 世界 June 28, 2018 The IoT was just a concept few years ago, but now it is reality. In 2018 massive IoT adoption will be deployed globally, and we expect to see more to come. With the rapid develop...

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