Today, i.e. On Decem­ber 13, 2022, it was announced that Finnish multi­na­tion­al telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­er Nokia has signed an agree­ment with Sin­ga­pore-based elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­er Rohde & Schwarz to bring QualiPoc 4.9G/LTE capa­bil­i­ties and 5G net­work mea­sure­ments to the Nokia Drone Net­works plat­form.

Nokia and Rohde & Schwarz sign agreement to use drones for network measurementNokia and Rohde & Schwarz sign agreement to use drones for network measurement

The agree­ment is a first-of-its-kind soft­ware solu­tion that will help expand drone use cas­es to pro­vide Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ser­vice Providers (CPS) with broad and in-depth knowl­edge of their wire­less net­work in order to use them more effi­cient­ly, the agree­ment says.

The par­ties intend to work with deter­mi­na­tion on a pro­to­type that inte­grates QualiPoc’s mobile net­work mea­sure­ment and trou­bleshoot­ing capa­bil­i­ties using Rohde & Schwarz’s QualiPoc soft­ware embed­ded direct­ly into a Nokia drone con­nect­ed to MX Indus­tri­al Edge (MXIE) via Dig­i­tal Automa­tion Cloud (DAC) .

It is now pos­si­ble to access this infor­ma­tion using a QualiPoc Android smart­phone con­nect­ed to the drone as a pay­load. Nokia and Rohde & Schwarz said that with an embed­ded soft­ware solu­tion, they are aim­ing to reduce the weight of the drone for these activ­i­ties, result­ing in low­er pow­er con­sump­tion and longer flight times for more effi­cient and sus­tain­able oper­a­tions.

Nokia and Rohde & Schwarz sign agreement to use drones for network measurementNokia and Rohde & Schwarz sign agreement to use drones for network measurement

Mas­si­m­il­iano Man­nel­li, Senior Direc­tor of Prod­uct Man­age­ment and Port­fo­lio Strat­e­gy for Mobile Test­ing at Rohde & Schwarz, said: UAV, … which will open up new use cas­es for car­ri­ers, enter­pris­es and pri­vate part­ners over indi­rect wire­less chan­nels.”

Thomas Eder, Head of Embed­ded Wire­less Solu­tions at Nokia, also com­ment­ed: “Our work with Rohde & Schwarz demon­strates how, with Nokia Drone Net­works, enter­pris­es can lever­age the reli­a­bil­i­ty, secu­ri­ty, and low laten­cy of pri­vate wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tions into their man­u­fac­tur­ing process. and Indus­tri­al Cloud Edge.

The imple­men­ta­tion of the agreed agree­ment will make it eas­i­er to make deci­sions about future use cas­es in Indus­try 4.0, ports, mines and oth­er indus­tri­al areas such as net­work plan­ning, con­nect­ed asset opti­miza­tion, secu­ri­ty or sur­veil­lance.

Yara

By Yara