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Verizon Acquires Drone Operations Management Company Skyward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Some big M&A action is happening in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems space: Portland, Ore.-based Skyward is now a Verizon company.

Verizon Goes with Drones for Critical Inspections After Hurricane Matthew

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

Verizon is using drones to help with cell site inspections in North Carolina and South Carolina to survey areas impacted by severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Washington, D.C.-based Measure is using a quadcopter to inspect cell sites in difficult-to-reach locations, [Read More]

Verizon Has Big Plans for UAVs in Airborne LTE Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking flight at Verizon: The telecommunications giant has announced a new strategy to drive innovation and widespread adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity through its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative, which will include the use [Read More]

CorasCloud, Verizon Conduct UAV Project to Deliver Critical Medical Supplies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2016

CorasCloud, a provider of solutions that address individual and industry work-management challenges, recently partnered with Verizon on a project to evaluate the delivery of critical medical supplies using unmanned electric helicopters. For the project, Verizon leveraged cloud-based CorasNow to build [Read More]

Verizon, PrecisionHawk Continue Work on UAV Data Capture for Agriculture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2015

Building on its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT), Verizon has announced new developments that further expand its IoT portfolio, including its partnership with PrecisionHawk. Recently, Verizon began an early-adopter drone trial with PrecisionHawk, a provider of [Read More]

Lifeguard UAV Vying for $1 Million in Verizon Contest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 05, 2015

Verizon has named a prototype lifeguard drone as one of 12 finalists of the 2015 Powerful Answers Award contest, which will award three $1 million prizes to the winners on Dec. 9 in San Francisco. This year’s contest consists of [Read More]

Tayzu Partners with Verizon for Large-Scale Data Collection from UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 24, 2015

Tayzu Robotics, a manufacturer and developer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has entered into a partnership with Verizon Communications to integrate new flight-control options into Tayzu's line of UAVs. At the center of the new technology is the Skywire 4G [Read More]