At TEOCO, we are always working on ways to assist network operators in realizing new revenue streams.
The use of drones for agriculture, transport, insurance, telecommunications and other commercial services is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 40.7% and a market size of $144 Billion by 2025, according to Adroit Market Research.
Today’s drone operators must maintain a line-of-sight view for every drone flight, which currently limits commercial use cases – but new regulations are expected soon. Beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) drones will improve the economics and feasibility of many use cases, driving uptake. One of the major challenges with BVLOS drones, however, is ensuring reliable command and control connectivity, which is required for operation. In many situations, cellular is the most appropriate choice for this connectivity.
With BVLOS, network operators have an opportunity to create new revenue streams and capture a piece of the projected $100 billion drone market.
BVLOS Drone Connectivity Platform
AirborneRF is TEOCO’s connectivity data platform for beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operations in cellular networks. Our first of hopefully many offerings in the drone space.
For BVLOS drone operation, the question of ‘Where is it safe to fly?’ needs answering. Or more specifically, where is there sufficient cellular connectivity and clear airspace to fly BVLOS drones? With AirborneRF, operators can answer these questions – and drone services companies are willing to pay for that information.
AirborneRF computes the 3D radio space for safe drone operation. It delivers that information to Air Traffic Management (ATM) and UAV Traffic Management (UTM) systems in real time. By connecting a carrier’s cellular network with Aviation systems, AirborneRF enables safe BVLOS services.
AirborneRF is an end-to-end connectivity management platform that plans, monitors and assures delivery and performance of your UAV services. AirborneRF brings together TEOCO’s expertise in network optimization and service assurance with our Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics and visualization capabilities, to enable CSPs to match drone connectivity with guaranteed service quality.
As more than 1.6 million drones are expected to take to the skies by 2021, not only is the number of ‘flying devices’ that need to be managed increasing, but so is the data that they are transmitting. It is estimated that a single tower inspection with a standard high-resolution camera will generate an average of 50 GB of data. CSPs, therefore, need to understand performance at a service level, in real-time, to ensure successful drone missions. In addition, by integrating third-party data feeds with policy controls, you can be assured that airspace and other drone safety-related regulations are being adhered to when planning and launching drone missions.
By having an end-to-end platform that manages the entire drone service – from mission setup, planning/optimization, and service operations, to fault and performance management, Communications Service Providers can ensure excellent quality of service, while managing radio access and airspace regulatory requirements.