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Cellular drones: opportunities for operators

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research

"Operators should seek to influence emerging regulations and demonstrate the strengths of cellular technology to gain a foothold in the drones market."

Cellular drones represent a substantial revenue opportunity for operators, but in order for this market to develop, the industry needs to address significant regulatory, technical and commercial challenges. Operators should collaborate with companies in the drones ecosystem to address these issues and to gain a foothold in the market.

This report provides:

  • recommendations for operators for how to build an early presence in the market
  • analysis of current activity in the drones market and emerging roles for operators
  • analysis of the challenges that operators need to address in order to enter the market.