Singapore plans SA 5G drone trials

first_img Tags HomeAsiaNews Singapore plans SA 5G drone trials Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Related Singapore operators partner on 5G skills training Previous ArticleNokia prepares for CEO change with new finance chiefNext ArticleTaiwan operators cleared for commercial 5G AirbusdronesIMDAM1center_img Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 JUN 2020 Key groups driving a digital push in Singapore teamed with operator M1 and aerospace company Airbus to assess the viability of 5G-powered drones to deliver new maritime use cases alongside incident management and response functions.Regulator the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore plan to conduct drone trials in coastal areas using M1’s standalone (SA) 5G network. In a statement, IMDA said the real-world tests aim to ensure drones can operate safely and efficiently during all flight phases, including in designated flight zones.M1 is working with Team One Technologies, which is designing and developing what it says will be the world’s first aeronautical certified SA 5G communication modem for urban air mobility operations: this is due to be tested and optimised during the trials.The operator will provide network planning and collect relevant performance and coverage data. It also will assess the use of mobile technologies to provide enhanced geo-location positioning information for all phases of drone flights using network-based information, which it said is more precise than current Global Navigation Satellite Systems technologies.M1 CEO Manjot Singh Mann said the partnership provides an opportunity to shape the future of urban air mobility technologies by using an advanced SA 5G network.Airbus will supply a fleet of drones for testing along with expertise in the integration of the unmanned aircraft.Isabel Del Pozo De Poza, head of unmanned traffic management at Airbus, said the collaboration will establish key mobile 5G performance metrics and requirements to enable unmanned aircraft systems to safely integrate and fly in national airspace systems.M1 and Airbus also agreed to conduct connectivity trials for in-land areas. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Asia M1 opts for Nokia SA 5G core Singtel commits to 5G talent pushlast_img read more

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Go-Ahead extends Synectics contract

first_imgSynectics has been awarded an extension to September 2018 of its contract to provide CCTV and support for Go-Ahead London and provincial bus networks.It takes the relationship between the two companies to over five years.Having brought the existing fleet’s CCTV systems up to standard through ongoing maintenance and upgrades, Synectics has recently moved to overseeing and implementing major technology upgrade programmes for Go-Ahead.Go-Ahead Group Procurement Director, Jeremy Marshall, says: “Synectics has been a hugely valuable partner as we have undertaken significant upgrades to our fleet, both in London and nationally, over the last year.“We are very pleased to have the company’s support as we push towards technology integration and increased use of technology to drive value for Go-Ahead.“Synectics’ understanding of our operational requirements goes above and beyond what we would expect from a surveillance company and we look forward to making this partnership a long-standing relationship in the future.”last_img read more

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K+N sees continuous improvements

first_img“In a volatile economic environment with fluctuating currencies, we were able to simultaneously expand our market share and increase results in 2014,” said Kuehne + Nagel ceo Detlef Trefzger.Kuehne + Nagel saw a 7 per cent rise in container units handled in 2014, compared with the previous year; while the company increased tonnage by 5.3 percent in the airfreight market.A turnaround in the company’s overland business was achieved in 2014, with EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) increasing by CHF38 million (USD38.9 million) compared with 2013. “The annual result shows that our business unit strategies have proven to be effective and our targeted efforts at all levels have been rewarded,” said chairman of the board of directors, Karl Gernandt. “In 2015 market conditions will again be challenging, therefore the continuous improvement of our performance remains our clear ambition.”  www.kn-portal.comlast_img read more

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