Over 13% of drones will support advanced cellular connectivity and embedded SIMs by the end of 2022 all over the world, a new report has claimed. The drone industry is extending due to the increase in number of commercial relevancies and cellular connectivity will be important for up-and-coming use-cases such as real-time monitoring, live-video streaming, and delivery via drones.
Cellular connectivity will assist in tracking flight path, remote identification, and supporting law standards set by regulatory agencies all over the world. “In addition, embedded SIMs (eSIMs) will have an important job in drones’ cellular connectivity to mitigate safety, privacy, and security issues,” claimed research analyst at Counterpoint Research, Anshika Jain, to the media in an interview.
The equipped cellular connectivity will be boosted by 2 major reasons newly guideline for basic connectivity to share sensor data, location, and analytics and operators who are elevating their efforts for this reason to include LTE abilities in drones.
Operators are brainstorming with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and German Aviation Authority (DFS) to use LTE connectivity to make these devices visible to air-traffic regulators. “Some operators such as Orange, T-Mobile Germany, Verizon, and Vodafone have already been testing LTE-supported drones and view eSIM ability as a natural execution path,” Jain claimed.
Greater ARPU (average revenue per user) from real-time information transfer is going to be the next action since those use-cases can be a little resource-concentrated and will have important implications on performance (such as battery life), the report claimed.
On a related note, fire departments and National City police of California have a new kind of tool: drones. These drones are intended to offer firefighters and officers a bird’s-eye view for public security efforts, such as to document a crime scene, find a missing person, or assess a fire. “The whole aim of this initiative is to improve public security,” Manuel Rodriguez, police Chief, claimed to the media.