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Vodafone Spain conducts first 5G-controlled drone flight in urban area

Thursday 30 January 2020 | 15:09 CET | News
Vodafone Spain has claimed a global first after it deployed a commercial 5G network in the coastal resort of Benidorm to fly a drone in a real urban environment. The operator obtained the authorisation of Spain's aviation safety agency (AESA) for the trial flights conducted in collaboration with the City of Benidorm, the Advanced Centre for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) and Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV).

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Companies: Vodafone Spain
Countries: Spain
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