Robotics

Autonomous drones flown over 5G trial network

2nd May 2019
Anna Flockett

Percepto has announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom’s 5G trial network. SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea, leading the world in the field of mobile telecommunications by commercialising its 5G network in December 2018.

Dain SNT, Percepto’s representative in Korea, has been collaborating with SK Telecom to apply Percepto’s solutions to SK Telecom’s commercial 5G network.

Percepto is the only Drone-In-a-Box (DIB) solution providing a range of communications schemes to its global customers. It is also the sole DIB provider offering autonomous flights over cellular networks.

This milestone prepares Percepto to provide its customers with significant operational advantages including better real-time video stream quality, reduced battery consumption, which means longer mission times and greater distances and readiness for greater data processing in real-time.

Earlier this year Percepto was recognised by Frost & Sullivan for its unique on-board cutting-edge computing processing capabilities allowing Percepto to conduct real-time analytics.

Supported by 5G networks, Percepto users are likely to gain faster and more accurate aerial insights. Chief Executive Officer of Percepto, Dor Abuahsira commented on this significant achievement for the drone industry: “We are proud to have been selected by SK Telecom, to demonstrate the potential of both 5G and autonomous drones.”

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