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Connected UAVs

Connected UAVs will become an essential part of the IoT society

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or, UAVs, are set to play a major role in improving peoples’ lives in a connected society. We expect them to bring great advantages to a wide range of industries, including agriculture, public safety, healthcare, logistics and utilities.

Managing the growing drone traffic is vital if we are to realize the great benefits that they can bring. Connectivity for drones will help enabling new services and business opportunities. A basic requirement for this is to optimize current mobile networks for flying objects. In addition, UAV Traffic Management (UTM) system would help pilots to avoid collisions between UAVs and with aircrafts. It aims for better air space clearance by imposing no-fly zones and provides information about regulatory restrictions related to flying UAVs. Nokia is investigating the requirements and opportunities UAVs will bring to society.


  • Connectivity enables new types of use cases for drones
  • Connected drones can communicate their location in real time and thus help pilots to avoid collisions with other UAVs and aircrafts
  • UAV traffic management aims for better air space clearance by imposing dynamic no-fly zones
  • Leads to greater public acceptance of drones in every day life
  • Uses existing networks
  • All communication (from drone to infrastructure and vice versa) is done via secure interfaces on mobile networks.

  • Automated use of UAVs is the key to expanding the human possibilities of the technology.
  • Connectivity for UAVs can enable new use cases, but mobile networks must be optimized for UAV communication. Autonomous UAVs and UAV traffic management can give authorities visibility on and power over all UAVs in their air space.

 

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are set to bring great advantages to a wide range of industries, including agriculture, public safety, healthcare, logistics and utilities. If they are to fulfill their potential in these fields, they must be safely controlled, allowing automated flights to be undertaken. For this, connectivity between UAVs and infrastucture is a prerequisite. Nokia is investigating the opportunities of connected UAVs, giving greater public acceptance of drone operations by improving their safety.