TEOCO, a provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions, has announced the launch of AirborneUTM, a Service Enablement Platform for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Designed to support the next generation of IoT Services delivered via drones, the platform combines Airspace, Radio-Signal-Space (3D radio coverage), environmental data (wind and weather), as well as cost and regulatory information to enable, optimize and operate autonomous flight plans and missions.
Autonomous UAV operation requires 3D radio connectivity for command & control, communication, authentication and tracking. Wireless operators are perfectly positioned to provide these capabilities, as they have been providing them for the past 25 years in 2D environments. The AirborneUTM platform allows CSPs to handle and register UAVs, while creating, planning and optimizing operations to ensure full regulatory compliance. This includes support for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights, which are not restricted by how far the pilot can see. The platform uses machine learning algorithms to enable dynamic UAV flight operation – including real-time airspace control – while open interfaces will help the integration of the platform with other ecosystem solutions.
“The use of drones for commercial services – from inspecting towers to agriculture, from delivery to emergency and rescue services – will be hugely disruptive and provides great opportunities for operators,” explained Thomas Neubauer, Vice President of Innovations. “TEOCO’s UAV Service Enablement Platform helps CSPs to reimagine the use of a key asset such as radio space, and gives them a unique opportunity to position themselves as the partner to help support and monetize future IoT vertical use cases. By enabling and optimizing these services, while providing real-time analysis, CSPs will be in a position to drive a new era of drone powered disruption.”