Vodafone wants to manage drones in Europe, could this bring UAVs into the mainstream?
After dominating telecom and wireless communications in most countries of the world, Vodafone is now said to be switching gears and moving towards management of unmanned aerial vehicles which are also called drones, in Europe. For this, Vodafone would use its wireless networks, which it claims to be superior.
Now, as per European authorities, it is estimated that there would be at least 400,000 drones connected to the government as well as commercial sectors, which would be in active operation by 2035. A majority of these drones are also estimated to hover around in residential areas at levels that are considered to be dominantly visible to the naked human eye.
With effective management, UAVs could enter mainstream in greater numbers, and earlier than expected.