On December 2018, Unmanned Life kicked off its cooperation with Deutsche Telekom in the framework of its 5G programme.
Deutsche Telekom is a German telecommunication firm headquartered in Bonn and by revenue the largest telecommunication provider in Europe. The company operates several subsidiaries worldwide, including the mobile communication brands T-Mobile. DT is regarded as one of the world’s leading integrated telco operators with some 168 million mobile customers, 28 million fixed-network lines and 19 million broadband lines. In a nutshell, the company is present in more than 50 countries, employing 216 000 employees worldwide with the aim of leading European telco in terms of technology, customer experience, and business productivity.
Major telco operators and providers are racing to bring 5G to customers and societies. In fact, recent advances of technology will usher in the age of fifth generation, or 5G, telecommunications. And if past is prologue, this technological evolution will lead to dramatic societal changes. This new disruptive technology and yet hard to operate will make possible billions of new connections and making those connections secure and instantaneous.
According to specialists, 5G will impact every industry, from automotive to healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, emergency, services, just to name a few. And 5G is purposely designed so that these industries can take advantage of cellular connectivity in ways that wouldn’t have been possible before, and to scale upwards as use of 5G expands.
According to the World Economic Forum the global economic impact of 5G in new goods and services will reach $12 trillion by 2035 as 5G moves mobile technology from connecting people to people, people to information, towards connecting people to everything that surrounds them. But a generational change in telco does not just appear overnight, it requires significant effort in research and development and the necessary resources to support that effort.
In order to build this bridge between expectations and reality, Unmanned Life had the unique opportunity to join Deutsche Telekom as a solution partner in this totally new market. This new telco giant adds to the very prestigious list of telecom leading companies recognizing the important and central role Unmanned Life’s Autonomy-as-a-Service platform will play in driving the 5g economy and unleashing the potential of AI for autonomy.
This partnership has been made with the aim of enabling the 5G autonomous economy to scale up and become a reality. From government to enterprise level, leaders are jostling to launch the network to eclipse all others.
Being selected by the leader in Europe Telco to join forces towards the same goals, represent yet another milestone reached by our firm, after building cooperation with BT, Ericsson, Nokia, Verizon, and other prestigious telco providers.
This joint partnership is intended to develop a pilot solution which will be presented to Deutsche Telekom 5G summit in July 2019. We aim to integrate Deutsche Telekom 5G infrastructure and the ‘MobiledgeX’ platform to control a swarm of autonomous drones and land them with centimeter precision accuracy using sensors placed on the ground, demonstrating capabilities for different use cases. This event will result in several positive outcomes for Unmanned Life, that mainly consist of deploying our solutions with DT’s large pool of B2B customers in the logistics, smart cities and automotive space. Also, we will have the opportunity to be recognized by a community of leaders and experts who are part of the Deutsche Telekom ecosystem. The first results of this unique and ground-breaking partnership are expected in June 2019 and will be presented at the highly anticipated 5G summit. In the meantime, this cooperation is the synonym of confirmation and validation of the huge interest that the telco industry has shown for Unmanned Life’s Autonomy-as-a-Service AI platform, as the main driver for multiple 5G enabled use cases.
At the dawn of the era of the cyber-physical, the software platform will take society to a hyperconnected level where humans and cobots make up collaborative ecosystem and drive a never achieved growth. As a result, Unmanned Life is one of the only start-ups that will enable firms to bring the autonomous solutions of tomorrow to their current industries. Industries will be redefined, supply chains reshaped and the way we live, and work rethought and readjusted in the new 5G future.
The use of 5G enables Unmanned Life to control and manage a very complex set of drones and robots to work together very seamlessly like human beings. With some use cases that we could already provide, Unmanned Life has the opportunity to apply its resources and 5G technology in applications such as emergency responses, ad-hoc on-demand private connectivity, integrated facilities management, indoor/outdoor industrial automation, and many others.
This will result in positive outcomes, which are simple and cost-effective communication between the visible and the invisible, between 5G connections and the devices it empowers.
Unmanned Life’s CEO, Kumardev Chatterjee, has the honor to be attending to the ‘World Economic Forum’ 2019, held in Davos. As the world’s first and only 5G Autonomy-as-a-Service provider, this event would be the perfect opportunity for Unmanned Life to inform leaders, influencers and investors on how we could bridge the economy into the 4th industrial revolution. In fact, Kumardev Chatterjee will be speaking on the multiple ways Unmanned Life would empower the world’s 5G autonomous economy and to what extent it will create an efficient and collaborative ecosystem between humans and robots in the future.