Skyward Is Charting the Future of Drone Connectivity
Today, Skyward customers use drones as a tool for doing business. But in the near future, we believe that drones will touch just about every aspect of urban life. That’s why our Innovation Lab is devoted to the future of universal traffic management, connected aviation on the nation's largest wireless network, and much more.
Drones have the capability to solve some of humanity’s most pressing problems — if we can scale them efficiently. To do that, we are working to harmonize technologies and advocating for sensible airspace regulations.
For drones to transfer data, access and share airspace with other aircraft, fly autonomously, and achieve maximum productivity, they must be connected to networks at all times — no matter where they are.
We already have the technology and infrastructure needed to maximize the capabilities of UAS. Our goal is to harness drones, operating systems, and the Verizon network so they can all work together.
Our Work with the Global UAS Traffic Management Association
Jonathan Evans, Skyward’s Head of Innovation, is President of the Global UAS Traffic Management Association (GUTMA), based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In this role, he leads a consortium of technology and aviation industry leaders, such as Google, DJI, Harris, GE, and Nokia, to create interoperable standards that meet regulatory requirements and allow innovation to flourish.Visit GUTMA
Skyward is a Verizon company
Same expertise, bigger resources
In April 2017, Verizon acquired Skyward. This has allowed us to scale up our product development and test UAV connectivity on the nation’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE network.