Skyward, a Verizon company, and UPS Flight Forward joined forces to deliver retail products via connected drones at The Villages in Florida. Drone delivery continues to emerge as the go-to form of contactless delivery amid the global pandemic.
· The drones connect to Verizon 4G LTE, as well as 5G testing and integration for delivery, with Verizon and UPS’ drone delivery company, UPS Flight Forward.
· In 2020, Verizon, UPS Flight Forward and Skyward started testing 4G LTE in delivery drones to demonstrate cellular reliability and performance at altitude.
· UPS has operated more than 3,800 successful drone delivery flights since the creation of UPS Flight Forward, its drone delivery company, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2019.