Nokia demos drones with LTE connection to conduct rescue operations

Nokia drones with LTE connection
Telecom technology major Nokia has showcased the use of drones to conduct rescue operations for first responders.

Nokia has showed — at the UAE Drones for Good (D4G) Award event in Dubai — the creation of LTE network quickly to connect between video camera-equipped drones and a control center using its Ultra Compact Network base station.

Nokia said its Ultra Compact Network provides a standalone LTE network to re-establish connectivity to mission-critical applications including video-equipped drones. First responders will gain from drones that can stream video and other sensor data in real time from the disaster site to a control center.

The control center in a disaster location analyzes data using Nokia Video Analytics technology to derive insights that enable decision-making for prioritizing tasks for efficient and safe rescue operations.

Nokia, a member of the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, will partner with operators and NGOs in its initiative to help rescue operations, providing a limited number of its Nokia Saving Lives initiative. Nokia is testing the initiative with operators and NGOs and will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017).

“Nokia always strives to expand the human possibilities of technologies for the benefit of mankind,” said Bernard Najm, head of the Middle East Market Unit, Nokia.