Here is a drone deal that suits all the parties. Parrot, a professional drone maker company, announced that they are working to bring a Verizon 4G LTE connected drone solution to the US. They will be collaborating with Verizon and Skyward. With this drone solution, they will be able to fly Parrot ANAFI Ai drone in every area where there is a signal of real-time data transfer.
How does the Professional Drone Connect With Verizon?
In this partnership, the Parrot ANAFI Ai drone becomes the first drone to connect with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. With 4G connectivity, you will see improved ability to conduct difficult drone flights, such as flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Firstly, you must create an account on Skyward. It is an easy option to connect your professional drone with Verizon 4G LTE network.
To enable Verizon 4G LTE network, you must use the Skyward In-Flight mobile app. As a Skyward customer, Skyward subscription attaches the cost of ANAFI Ai’s connectivity. Although, it is clear if the prices will increase or not in the future. The subscription costs $299 for the business plan and $998 for the upgraded business plan.
Nowadays, a professional drone utilizes an unlicensed spectrum, which many agree minimizes range and can bring interferences. Therefore, it won’t be suitable for difficult drone operations. Cellular connectivity has been a massive talking point in the drone industry. With it, drone pilots get more secure and robust control at any area with a connection that refrains from interferences.
Benefits of the Partnership
Considering the scope of a professional drone, a lot has to be said about the partnership between Skyward and Verizon. The partnership brings numerous benefits to the table, such as
- Obtain fast, secure access to controlled airspace from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with LAANC
- Processing with Skyward Mapping & Modeling
- Transfer the entire data during the flight over 4G LTE
- Planning of real-time flights via Skyward’s airspace map