Israel based, Percepto announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom’s 5G trial network in Korea.
While possibly less familiar to western readers, South Korea is the 11th largest economy in the world.
From it’s recent press release:
“Percepto today announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom’s 5G trial network. SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea, leading the world in the field of mobile telecommunications by commercializing its 5G network in December 2018.
Dain SNT, Percepto’s representative in Korea, has been collaborating with SK Telecom to apply Percepto’s solutions to SK Telecom’s commercial 5G network.”
Percepto describes itself as a “Drone-In-a-Box” (DIB) solution. That operates with no need for human intervention for applications such as security. Among other applications, Percepto is being used for port surveillance.
Supported by 5G networks (as they become available), Percepto users are likely to gain faster and more accurate aerial insights. Chief Executive Officer of Percepto, Dor Abuahsira commented on this significant achievement for the drone industry: “We are proud to have been selected by SK Telecom, to demonstrate the potential of both 5G and autonomous drones.”
Below is a video of the flight provided by Percepto.