While the pandemic has dented consumer shipments and hindered commercial rollout, this has been mitigated by increased use of drones for public service responses and surveillance by both local and national police forces.
Many drones are deployed with loudspeakers to enforce curfews and surveil areas for security purposes, which poses a big opportunity for aerospace and drone companies to increase sales to government agencies.
Samsung said it was able to successfully deploy drones to do maintenance works on 4G and 5G cell sites particularly taking important measurements on antennae configurations.
Project DWARM will use six drone units carrying an AI-powered thermal scanning system along the checkpoints in SLEX and NLEX to reduce queue times.
By 2023, IDC said it expects this spending will reach $241.4 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8%.
With U2 frontman Bono serving as its main endorser, US-based drone delivery startup Zipline formally inked a partnership with the Philippine Red Cross to begin making on-demand and emergency blood deliveries by drone across the country.
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III is seeking to penalize private individuals who are not authorized to own and operate drones either for recreational purposes or for commercial use.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Nokia, and Smart Communications recently conducted a series of test flights for drones in areas recently hit by calamities.