A drone flying cell tower is a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a 5G base station, which can be deployed to provide coverage in remote or hard-to-reach areas. These flying cell towers can be rapidly deployed and offer several advantages over traditional stationary cell towers, including increased flexibility, faster deployment, and the ability to cover larger areas with fewer towers.
This project entails communication between multiple drones in mid-air and various interconnected urban elements for the successful delivery of a package to its designated mobile collection point. It combines multiple technologies – including 5G, C-V2X communications (the same technology employed in modern connected cars), RTK technology, and mobile location. This proposal, a part of Telefónica’s 5G Madrid project, has been made possible by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through Red.es with co-financing from FEDER funds under the established call for 5G grants. To ensure the success of this project, Telefónica has partnered with Correos as their use case recipient and also teamed up with Gradiant, Ericsson, and Genasys.
Rural telecommunications are one of the most dynamic markets in the U.S., fueled by fascinating and durable tailwinds that will push companies through 2023 and beyond.
In this edition of the 5G Magazine, we take a reality check focusing on the actual use cases and applications being deployed across industry verticals, the related ecosystem players, and what value 5G is adding to the corresponding use cases and applications.
Vodafone and Bayer deployed private 5G network in a greenhouse in Germany to gain new knowledge about plant health quickly and make industry and agriculture even more sustainable with automated processes and real-time processing of large amounts of data.
Telstra and Ericsson announced the first commercial deployment of Ericsson Private 5G for Australian enterprise AgriFood Connect, which was established to speed up the adoption of technology and innovation in the farming and manufacturing sectors. It will support a wide range of enterprise use cases over 5G standalone such as asset condition monitoring and data gathering from machinery, allowing for predictive maintenance.