Vodafone completes first European trials of long distance drone flight tracking and control tech

In the first trial of its kind in Europe, Vodafone Group, an Internet of Things (IoT) service provider for business, says it has successfully demonstrated how mobile networks could support the European’s Commission’s vision of safe long distance drone flights.

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Trials begin for first IoT tech tracking drones at airports, prisons and hospitals

Vodafone has announced the start of trials of the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s approach uses 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals.

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Ericsson wins cloud-based M2M service contracts in Russia, Sweden and UK

Gothenburg, Sweden — Although Ericsson has yet to announce it formally, Megafon, the Russian mobile operator, and Swedish incumbent telco, TeliaSonera are both reported to have signed agreements with the network equipment manufacturer to provide cloud-based M2M services for enterprises. In a separate report, 3UK is said to have signed for similar support.

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