The global market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), referred to simply as drones, has grown substantially over the past decade and is now an essential tool for commercial, government, and consumer applications. But drones have also brought a lot of trouble to people's lives. The black flying of drones is one of them. There are also many drones flying randomly, which affects the normal flight of the aircraft. In order to prevent these things from happening, a drone jammer was invented.
Efficiency and safety improvements can be quickly achieved by deploying drone platforms. 5G networks will increase automation and enable analytics solutions, which will have an impact on the transformation of many industries. For example, the inspection of rotor blades on wind turbines will no longer be done by trained engineers via remote-controlled drones, but by autonomously flying drones deployed at wind farms, without human intervention.
Drone operators are entering an on-demand, “as-a-service” economy, delivering services to end users in a cloud-like model. In agriculture, for example, farmers can rent drones or subscribe to monthly crop monitoring and pesticide spraying services. At the same time, drone operators are building more and more partnerships to create marketplaces and app stores for drone services, further increasing their appeal to businesses and consumers.
Currently, a major driver of drone use comes from the infrastructure industry. Drones are used to monitor buildings or patrol cell towers for mobile operators. UAVs equipped with LiDAR technology and thermal imaging technology can conduct aerial surveillance. At Huawei Wireless X Labs, drones equipped with thermal imagers are used for natural gas leak monitoring.
Drones can support solutions in many fields and can be widely used in construction, oil, gas, energy, utilities, and agriculture. 5G technology will enhance the products and services of drone operators to transmit large amounts of data with minimal delay.
According to estimates from ABI Research, the small drone market will grow rapidly from $5.3 billion in 2016 to $33.9 billion in 2026, including revenue from software, hardware, services, and application services.
Drone service providers are using cloud technology to expand the scope of applications while expanding the market space through industrial cooperation. Drones have opened up new business opportunities for mobile operators and their partners.