Nokia Showcases Drones For Smart Cities

drones_nokiaNokia is showcasing its innovative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management (UTM) concept for the safe operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones via LTE for Smart Cities.

The real-time demonstration follows an invitation from the Organizing Committee of the UAE Drones for Good Award, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.

An LTE network is a secure foundation for network operators, governments and public safety authorities to monitor and control drones.

Multiple industry sectors, including healthcare, logistics, agriculture, news and entertainment are embracing the benefits of drones, but carefully managing UAV growth is a challenge for governments and aviation authorities. Nokia’s technology provides centralized monitoring and control of UAVs via an operator’s existing LTE network or dedicated LTE networks run by government or public safety departments.

Joachim Wuilmet, head, Customer Marketing and Communications, Middle East and Africa, Nokia said, “LTE enables innovative high-bandwidth services for the telecom industry and beyond. With market-leading LTE expertise, Nokia’s UTM concept for operators and authorities can enable the safe operation of drones as part of the development of smart cities in UAE and around the globe. Nokia innovations such as this are well aligned with our vision to expand the human possibilities of technology in the connected world.”

Amer Abdulraoof, deputy co-ordinator general, UAE Drones For Good Award said, “The UAE Drones for Good Award aims at highlighting the latest developments in drones technology and its diverse uses in various sectors, including emergency and logistics services. We believe that Nokia’s technology will help unlock the multi-fold possibilities of drones technology, ensuring the safe and secure operation of drones across industry sectors.”


Disclaimer : This story was first published in TeleAnalysis

Gyana Ranjan Swain

Gyana Swain has been tracking the technology industry for over 15 years. A business journalist turned entrepreneur, he has founded two news portals- TeleAnalysis and M2MCafe.

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