Aerodyne and Celcom Collaborate on Drone Tech for options – Drones Information


Aerodyne Group (Aerodyne), an international provider of DT3 solutions (Drone Tech, Data Tech and Digital Transformation) headquartered in Malaysia, and Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the development of Investigate IR4.0 solutions focusing on urban and agricultural sectors.

The proposed collaboration leverages the strengths of both parties in telecommunications technology, including automation, artificial intelligence (“AI”), machine learning and 5G technology, and offers the opportunity to jointly develop and bring innovative solutions to market.

Aerodyne and its solution partners also have the opportunity to participate in the forthcoming Celcom Center of Digital Excellence (“CODE”) initiatives that focus on research and development in telecommunications technologies, and may jointly develop use cases that are critical to the development The importance of optimizing identified industries.

The proposed development of innovative solutions may pave the way for Celcom to expand its range of B2B solutions within its ecosystem. In addition, Celcom’s existing Aerodyne drone solutions are supported and gradually expanded to include various Aerodyne solutions.

Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, said Celcom welcomed the collaboration with several partners, particularly local technology companies and startups, in their efforts to become an enabler for the introduction of IR4.0 technologies. Such collaboration is critical to consolidate the foundation for building sustainable expertise within the local ecosystem and enabling multiple industries

Malaysia will fully embrace the industrial revolution.

β€œBelonging to local technology companies like Aerodyne is part of Celcom’s strategy to strengthen digital advocacy for emerging local digital and technology entrepreneurs. This initiative is also a continuation of the support that the Axiata Digital Fund (ADIF) previously provided through its investment in Aerodyne. We hope to develop similar collaborations to continuously inspire technology entrepreneurs and startups in Malaysia to accelerate the rollout of Internet of Things (IoT) and AI solutions while helping to build an inclusive local digital ecosystem, ”he added added.

Kamarul A Muhamed, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne Group, said: β€œWe are excited about this planned strategic partnership with Celcom as our preferred connectivity provider to jointly explore and develop smart solutions using drones using 5G technology. This allows drones to transmit high-resolution footage in real time. Thanks to the millisecond latency of 5G and a data speed of up to 100 times faster than 4G, drones can transfer high-quality film material and data to operators on site. “

Drones are now established as viable tools for commercial and government applications in agriculture, aerial photography, inspection, mining, energy, construction, security and logistics. To achieve the maximum potential of these applications, a reliable connection from the pilot to the drone is required, which can be achieved via 5G.

Opportunities in Smart Cities and Agriculture Cities around the world are innovating to improve their sustainability, improve the efficiency of urban services and provide their citizens with a safer and healthier environment. Smart city initiatives require collaboration between public sector organizations, private sector actors such as transport companies, utilities or service providers. PWC expects a steady increase in smart city development around the world. The total value of the global smart city market is expected to exceed $ 2.5 trillion by 2025.

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted Malaysia’s immediate and long-term food security plan. Smart agriculture could address the issue of increasing pressure on the food supply system due to the rapidly growing population, urbanization, increasing use of modern technology, increasing income levels and increasing demand for protein-rich food sources, the growing need for farmers to monitor livestock and agriculture tackle disease detection and reduce costs by introducing advanced animal surveillance solutions. In addition, the increasing adoption of advanced technologies such as IoT and AI in aquaculture, animal surveillance, and smart farms to improve agricultural yield is driving the growth of the smart farming market.

According to research firm MarketsandMarket, the market for smart agriculture is estimated to grow from $ 13.8 billion in 2020 to $ 22.0 billion in 2025 with an annual growth rate of 9.8%.

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