70 Nokia 5G drones to aid emergency response across Belgium
Nokia’s 5G-connected drones are all set to blanket Belgium. The Finnish drone platform has been selected by Belgium’s Citymesh in a deal that would see automated drones quickly reaching emergency sites after 911 calls come in and gather critical aerial data for first responders.
Nokia unveiled its drone-in-a-box (DiaB) solution barely two weeks ago. And now, 70 nested drone units are getting ready to be deployed in 35 emergency zones across Belgium for gathering information in the critical 15-minute period following an emergency call.
Belgium’s emergency services are known to receive more than 2 million calls a year. Police and fire brigades are often dispatched with incomplete data that stymies the efficiency of their response. But now, with Nokia’s 5G-connected drone network, pilots will be able to operate 24/7 and dispatch drones from docking stations strategically located across the country.
Belgian telecom operator Citymesh recently…