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

parrot anafi ai 4g drone early access

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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Verizon Skyward lets company monitor all drone flights live

Commercial drone operators using Skyward Aviation Management Platform can now see the whereabouts of all their drones, in near real time, from anywhere.

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Verizon tests cell phone service from a drone to potentially save lives

What if cell service from a drone could save lives? Earlier this summer Verizon tested to see if they could provide cell phone coverage from an airborne drone to first responders in case of an emergency, i.e. right after an earthquake or hurricane. The tests were being conducted in Belleplain State Forest under the auspices of the Federal Aviation Administration, which had granted special permission to Cape May to conduct the exercise. The FAA did require a special chase plane to follow the drone.

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