Vodafone Idea tests air traffic management and motion capture systems based on 5G
Vodafone Idea has partnered with two start-ups – Vizzbee Robotics Solution and Tweek Labs – to test their 5G-based solutions on air traffic management and motion capture system. The two start-ups are winners of the 5G Hackathon organized by IMC 2020 with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
Through its partnership with Vizzbee Robotics Solution, Vi will test unmanned air traffic management (UTM) and management server (Aerobridge) using the 5G network to validate solutions such as streaming live video images from UAV on the network, demonstrate public safety and law enforcement enforcement for ground personnel, perform real-time analysis from data captured via drones, among others.
Vi’s association with Tweek Labs will test a full motion capture suit using 5G technology, which can be an effective solution for sports training as it helps monitor athlete performance.
Last year, the DoT announced the 5G Hackathon to identify relevant India-focused ideas that can be converted into 5G solutions. The 5G Hackathon provided a platform to select the best solutions that can be tested and to offer mentorship and support from Hackathon partners.
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Abhijit Kishore, COO of Vodafone Idea Limited, said: “In line with our efforts to support the Government of Digital India initiative, we at VIL are committed to enabling start-ups to grow through to innovation and design. We believe in partnering with the best and most innovative technology providers who can help us provide solutions to improve our customers’ business outcomes. “
“We are conducting 5G trials to identify a range of India-specific use cases that can accelerate the achievement of smart cities, smart businesses and smart citizens. As a leader in the enterprise solutions segment, Vi will extend his support and mentorship to Vizzbee Robotics Solution and Tweek Labs to test their solutions on our 5G network, ”he added.
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Vibhu Tripathi, co-founder of Vizzbee, said, “5G will not only ensure faster and more reliable communication links for drones, but also enable long-range autonomous operations, even in dense urban environments. Low latency V2X communication as well as real-time cloud image processing will help these air vehicles reach a new level of range. We also operate Aerobrige which is an open and secure DGCA compliant management server for drone manufacturers and operators on the 5G network. With the support and mentorship of Vodafone Idea Limited, our team will be able to validate these solutions and have strong evidence of the need for 5G for drones to conduct BVLOS operations in dense urban airspace.
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Anant Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of Tweek Labs, said, “At Tweek Labs, we work on the mission of making world-class sports coaching available to every aspiring athlete in the country. It requires big leaps in technology and innovation. We are excited to partner with VIL for 5G trials and look forward to showcasing the possibilities 5G could bring to people’s lives. “