Verizon is closing its Skyward drone management company

Verizon Skyward drone

Telecom heavyweight Verizon has surprised industry observers by abruptly revealing it will be winding down and closing operation of its Skyward drone management business in the next several weeks, shuttering a unit it only bought in 2017.

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Verizon selects Oregon site for its drone and robotics test facility

Verizon Robotics, the automation and machine development unit of the global communications giant, has said it will expand its testing and proof-of-concept capabilities by basing those activities at Oregon’s drone and aerial tech trial facility, Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Range.

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Parrot partners with Verizon to give ANAFI Ai drone 4G LTE connectivity out of the box

It’s been a month since Parrot announced its new commercial drone, ANAFI Ai — an admittedly stylish machine that uses 4G LTE as the primary data link between the drone and the operator. Now, we have more details on how Parrot will make sure operators in the United States are able to utilize this intriguing feature out of the box.

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Verizon Skyward, UPS to further develop drone delivery service

Verizon’s Skyward and UPS Flight Forward have announced they will be working together to bring drone delivery to The Villages in Florida. The drones will use Verzion’s 4G and 5G networks, running on Skywards’ drone management platform.

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Verizon pilots fly from home with network-connected drones

The FAA has granted Verizon Skyward a temporary waiver that allows its pilots to inspect critical communications infrastructure near the Big Hollow wildfire in Washington from home using network-connected drones. The pilots are allowed to operate 24 hours a day with less than three miles of visibility and no person onsite to monitor the operation.

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Verizon Skyward, Parrot partners to provide drone training

Verizon Skyward announced it has partnered with French drone company Parrot to deliver ANAFI drones to train US enterprises. The ANAFI USA is the main drone the companies will be pushing for clients to use.

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