Verizon – Skyward
Verizon in February announced it had purchased drone management company Skyward as it looks to strengthen its IoT strategy. Portland, Ore.-based Skyward helps companies connect, integrate and manage commercial drone operations.
Verizon said that Skyward's technology would be integrated into ThingSpace, the provider's IoT platform for developers. The telecom company said it wants to simplify the certification process and connectivity of wireless drones through its Airborne LTE Operations business unit. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.