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Mobile and aviation industries take collaborative steps as commercial drones market set for massive growth

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones are among the most recognisable technologies to have emerged in recent years, and one of the fastest-growing areas of the Internet of Things (IoT). As Head of APAC at the GSMA, Julian Gorman, notes, it’s not hard to see why this burgeoning ...

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5G IoT is winning the trust of manufacturers – from now it’s all about efficiency

The intersection of IoT devices with 5G connectivity is already reshaping manufacturing, and is now widely recognised as a defining enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 5G IoT can serve the business drivers of manufacturers across the value chain – from raw materials ...

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Mobile industry prepares for new phase of intelligent transportation networks following alignment at MWC Barcelona

Of all the developing technologies in the Internet of Things, few stir the mobile industry and popular imagination more than the connected car. And not without good reason – IoT enhancements are increasingly standard in new vehicles, making such features as ...

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Safety first: a glimpse into the future of cellular drones from MWC21 Barcelona

This year’s MWC Barcelona was an unusual one for obvious reasons, but it was heartening to see delegates turn out in force nonetheless for our series on realising the promise of cellular drones. Much of the sector’s initial growth will be driven by unmanned flights, so ...

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Regulators must recognise the role of mobile connectivity for commercial drones to flourish

The global commercial drone market has huge potential for growth, estimated to be worth $43 billion by 2024. Key to this valuation are numerous applications that will depend heavily on mobile connectivity. Sectors such as logistics, security and infrastructure inspection are ...

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GSMA IoT WebTalk Q&A: The Power of Partnership – Clear Skies Ahead for Mobile-Enabled Aviation

The following questions were extracted from the GSMA IoT WebTalk: The Power of Partnership – Clear Skies Ahead for Mobile-Enabled Aviation, broadcast live on 24 March 2021. Contributors To get in contact, please email drones@gsma.com

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The ecosystem must adapt to meet the promise of cellular drones: reflections from the Chair of the GSMA Drone Interest Group

The mobile industry has connected billions of devices on the ground and is more than capable of connecting large numbers of devices in the sky as well. Cellular networks are optimally placed to enable drone-based solutions from traffic control to law enforcement, and ...

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CES 2021 Highlights: Top three drone stories from this year’s virtual conference

Few were expecting CES to be its usual bustling affair this year, for obvious reasons. But 2021’s entirely virtual conference did nonetheless manage to provide us with some intriguing glimpses of the future in connected drones. The cause for this year’s move online has in ...

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GSMA IoT WebTalk Q&A: Reaching New Heights – The Future Role of Mobile Networks in Aviation and Drones

The following questions were extracted from the IoT WebTalk: Reaching New Heights – The Future Role of Mobile Networks in Aviation and Drones, broadcast live on 15 December 2020. Contributors: To get in contact, please email drones@gsma.com

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Fully automated drone delivery flights over a prioritised network are getting closer

KPN recently conducted a new pilot on a drone delivery flight in which it investigated the possibilities of flying BVLOS in the Dutch harbour city of Rotterdam. Drones are extremely useful for the Port of Rotterdam, where this pilot took place. They can improve current ...

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IoT WebTalk Q&A: 5G Private & Dedicated Networks for Industry 4.0

The following questions were extracted from the IoT WebTalk: 5G Private & Dedicated Networks for Industry 4.0 broadcast live on 13 October 2020. Contributors: Gain full understanding about the Private & Dedicated Networks projects introduced by Ford & Vodafone ...

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GSMA Thrive Asia Pacific: 5G NB-IoT Boosts Digital Transformations and Wins Commercial Successes

GSMA Thrive APAC IoT Innovation Summit was held on Nov 3rd, 2020 with many distinguished guest speakers gathered together online and shared their leading strategies and practices on 5G IoT. As a 5G technology and a pioneer with large-scale commercial use cases, NB-IoT is ...

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Q&A: Leveraging C-V2X and the Power of Partnership to Create Safer Roads

In the IoT WebTalk: Leveraging C-V2X and the Power of Partnership to Create Safer Roads, senior experts from American Tower, Audi of America, Qualcomm Technologies and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) discussed their C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) ...

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First cross-border drone flight conducted entirely over the mobile network between Latvia and Estonia

Commercial drones can help many industries by reducing costs, improving safety, efficiency and delivering a variety of new services not previously possible. The total number of drones will reach to 86.5 million by 2025[1] and total drones value chain revenue will grow to ...

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Q&A: How Can C-V2X Create an Environment that Improves Quality of Life for Everyone?

From the IoT WebTalk: How Can C-V2X Create an Environment that Improves Quality of Life for Everyone?, automotive and mobile industry experts from 5GAA, BMW, Tech Mahindra and Vodafone addressed how C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) can enable more efficient driving and ...

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Q&A: Utilising Mobile Connectivity for Drones Remote Identification

From the IoT WebTalk: Utilising Mobile Connectivity for Drones Remote Identification, aviation and mobile industry experts from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Skyward, A Verizon company and Vodafone addressed the ...

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5G IoT for Smart Manufacturing – FAQs

5G opens a new range of new possibilities for manufacturing companies. To answer some common questions about 5G IoT for Manufacturing, we have interviewed experts from ABB Motion, Telefonica, and Verizon. In this Q&A, industry experts discuss the 5G IoT Manufacturing ...

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Roads are already safer for pedestrians thanks to mobile networks – and with 5G will only become more so

Improved road safety is perhaps the greatest prize connected vehicles have to offer. Road traffic accidents remain in the top ten causes of death globally across all age groups, at a cost of 1.35 million lives every year according to the World Health Organization. It is ...

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How the emergence of connected drones is helping the fight against COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to adapt at speed, and ask some deeply unwelcome questions – among the most difficult of which has been how we can care for one another, and keep the world turning, while avoiding personal contact as much as possible.  In some ways, ...

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NB-IoT now exceeds 100 million connections, and will prove an essential tool in adapting to COVID-19

Reports of globalisation’s demise have been much exaggerated: the present crisis calls for a more connected world, not a more fragmented one, even as we seek ways to avoid transmission of COVID-19. Clearly, we will be required to minimise personal contact in the foreseeable ...