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IWCE report explores public safety sector’s use of drones

March 10, 2020  By Staff

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The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), an event for the critical communications industry, says it recently surveyed over 597 professionals working within the industry to understand how drones are currently being used.

The commercial drone industry is expected to be $13 billion by 2025 and the report found that already 40 per cent of the public safety sector now report they’re using drones.

In the survey, they found that the main use of drones includes:

“Drones have been one of the most compelling technological developments to hit the critical communications industry in recent years,” said IWCE program director Stephanie McCall. “We wanted to understand how the sector intended to use drones as we are now beginning to see their use in real-world applications and expect to see their use become more commonplace.”

For the first time ever, the IWCE also had plans to host an outdoor drone demonstration area at their annual event this year in Las Vegas on March 30. However, the event has now been postponed and a new date is to be announced soon.

To see the full report please visit here.

See our coverage of another IWCE report here.

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