Italy, Rome - May 29th 2023
In the context of the IEEE ICC 2023 Rome conference, a technology demo has been shown and organized by the Italian laboratory of wireless communications of CNIT, WiLab, the communications giant Huawei, and the cargo drone manufacturer FlyingBasket.
The demo consisted of lifting a 6G prototype base station weighting about 80Kg with 20Gbps throughput being lifted by the FB3 heavy cargo drone, transmitting an 8K video feed to a livestream in the La Nuvola auditorium where the IEEE ICC conferences were taking place. The demo was developed with the support and the authorization of ENAC (the civil aviation authority that gave the permission to fly over the city of Rome), MIMIT (the Ministry allowed the experimental use of the 72 GHz band) and EUR S.p.A.
This demonstration was also the first flight of this kind in the city of Rome. The successful demonstration paves the ground for future 6G cargo drones feasibility.
FlyingBasket is an Italian company based in Bolzano (Italy), specializing in the design, production, and operation of cargo drones, with up to 100kg payload capability today. The company was founded in 2015 and since its inception it has become the benchmark in the commercial cargo drone industry. FlyingBasket provides drone transportation services to companies in Logistics, Energy, Telecom, and other sectors. In addition to drone services, FlyingBasket offers regulatory support to its customers as well as training for drone license through its flight school, FlyingBasket Academy. With a highly international mix of cultural and educational backgrounds, the FlyingBasket team is rapidly growing and working towards unlocking the full potential of this innovative technology.