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 Aviation Network Technology team is devoted to the future of universal traffic management, connected aviation on the nation's largest wireless network, and much more.

Global Interoperability

Global Interoperability

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.

Ubiquitous Connectivity

Ubiquitous Connectivity

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.

Refining Infrastructure

Refining Infrastructure

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.


How 5G Connectivity Could Power Tomorrow’s Drone Operations

Skyward and Verizon are ready for connected drone operations today. We've developed a new internet of things service plan for aerial devices called Airborne LTE Operations, or ALO. ALO enables drones and other aircraft to send command-and-control and payload data over Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

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Verizon, Skyward, Wing, and Others Demonstrate Network-Based Drone Remote Identification

Verizon and Skyward, A Verizon company, along with a working group of other drone companies, successfully demonstrated network-based remote identification of drones with the InterUSS Platform. This demonstration included seven drones flying use cases including infrastructure inspection, delivery, and recreational flights.

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Beyond Visual Line of Sight Flight Test Over 4G LTE


The Near Future of Connected Drones: Strategic Planning for Enterprises

When drones are widely connected to wireless networks, the transformative capabilities of drones can be unlocked in ways that will change many aspects of our society. With all these changes coming so quickly, it can be confusing to set up a drone program ready to adapt to tomorrow's technology and regulatory advances, while still producing today's deliverables and ROI.

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Mariah Scott


Eric Ringer

Director of Aviation Technology


Director of Aviation Development Centers

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