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AT&T and Intel Test LTE-Connected Drones

2016-02-25 02:50 by
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AT&T and Intel have announced a new partnership. They will try to use AT&T's LTE networks to control drones from up to a mile away. If the tests are successful, it means that drones would be capable of flying beyond a pilot's line of site while beaming high-quality video over the LTE network. Intel's Yuneec Typhoon H drone will be used for the tests.

"AT&T and Intel will be testing how the network can enable the most exciting business use cases for drones," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, IoT Solutions, AT&T. "Our LTE network is uniquely positioned to connect industries like delivery, agriculture, construction and insurance. We're using the network to transfer important information, images and video quickly and efficiently — far beyond the boundaries of short range connectivity."

"Intel believes UAVs have great potential, from inspections and precision agriculture to deliveries of consumer goods and providing emergency disaster relief," Anil Nanduri, vice president of the Intel New Technology Group, said in a Feb. 22 statement. "We want to grow this market through our collaborations and by integrating new technologies and compute to UAVs."

At the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, the two companies demonstrated an LTE-based real-time video stream from a UAV through the use of AT&T's LTE network and an Intel modem.

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