Iliad – 4G, Internet and drones
The French mobile operator Iliad, which provides a bundle of voice, SMS and data in Italy at an attractive price, has gained a good market position, thanks to an aggressive pricing policy and good service.
During the lockdown period, the French company was not idle and created a fund called Solid-19. Through this fund he thought bandages to invest in drones.
In fact, the news was given yesterday, and that today has had a wider echo, of the acquisition of 30% of Instadrone, precisely through the Solid-19 investment fund.
Instadrone … one step ahead
Instadrone, which is a fairly young company (it was founded in 2014), specializes in the recovery and analysis of technical data for industrial sectors (such as energy, construction, environment), through the use of drones.
Instadrone therefore albeit young, has several agencies in France and abroad and a specialist background in the field of aerial data (see also the Blog article of 4mydrone of 23rd October 2019 “Aerial Data – Key players: Drones and payloads“), since it does not limit itself only to carrying out topographic surveys, inspections and surveys, but also checks the air quality.
From a practical point of view, Instadrone is undoubtedly a step forward compared to the many companies that carry out “analyzes” with drones.
Possible fields of cooperation
Announcing the news, several newspapers and sites that deal with drones, have hypothesized that the nature of this conspicuous acquisition by iliad, is attributable to Iliad’s intention to use drones for inspections and monitoring of the own 4G network for maintenance purposes and target the future towards 5G.
Personally, working in the field of mobile TLC for 30 years and having dealt with Italy and abroad of issues related to the management and maintenance of mobile networks in all technologies, I do not think that Iliad’s main objective is to use Instadrone as a partner operational to reduce costs.
In fact, I think the French mobile company has some good ideas in store, which it will soon put into practice. I am convinced that aerial data such as big data and small data will be the next frontier of drones.
In a present where data is a gold mine and where mobile operators market it for several tens of thousands of euros, going beyond the simple use of the drone as an inspection tool is a “must” that several companies should take into account. serious consideration. However, it is well known that mental elasticity is not for everyone. Not even the big brands that should be remembered are made by men.
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Last Updated on/Ultimo aggiornamento – 28/07/2020