VMO2 trials 5G drones for emergency services

VMO2 is trialling new 5G drone technology with the Snowdonia Aerospace Centre to explore how connectivity can provide key support to emergency services.

In Snowdonia, the drone will act as an airborne network, should visitors need mobile connectivity for assistance purposes.

Funded to date by the Innovate UK Future Flight Challenge and a Department for Transport Drone Technology Research and Innovation Grant, the project involves VMO2, Snowdonia Aerospace, SwiftFlight Avionics, Wavemobile, and the Welsh Government.

Kirsty Bright, Director of Network Innovation and Transformation at VMO2 said: “This project is a further example of how 5G technologies can provide real societal benefits for people around the UK, wherever they are.

“Trials like this are all part of our wider commitment to upgrading the UK and showing the power of 5G connectivity.”

Minister for the Economy of Wales Vaughan Gething added: “Connectivity is the bedrock of our digital world. It brings us all closer together and is especially important in situations concerning safety.”

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