Seoul, South Korea, June 11, 2018 – As per the announcement of SK Telecom, the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DJI. DJI is the market leader in the technology of aerial imaging and producing civilian drones. SK Telecom is looking forward to developing real-time products that offer video streaming and solutions as well based on drone technology.
The company is also targeting to improve its marketing plans to increase the global sales. As the company has chosen to team up with DJI, it hopes to use the mobile communication network to expand its streaming of real-time video, which is based on drone technology. The partnership has been signed on 8th June 2018 in the presence of the authorized representatives from both the companies.
When SK Telecom’s ”T live caster,” a technology optimized for high-quality live video transmission, meets drones developed by DJI, it is expected to bring about a positive impact on both commercial and personal drone markets. The combined technology will expand the uses for drones across industries including agriculture, logistics, exploration, public safety and the media and entertainment sector which includes TV broadcasting, YouTube, and Facebook Live that requires live streaming videos.
In the future, DJI’s drone flight control application, “DJI Go,” may also be integrated with SK Telecom’s streaming application, “T live caster Smart,” allowing DJI’s drones and gimbals to carry out video streaming via the mobile communications network. Other opportunities may include
Integrating SK Telecom’s video reception and control server solution “T live studio” with DJI’s drone operations management solution “FlightHub” to help enterprises efficiently manage their drone operations in the field.
The new solution will be first deployed in South Korea, the U.S. and Japan, and the service will gradually expand to countries across the world. At the time of 5G commercialization, video transmission app will run on 5G smartphones and tablet, rendering seamless streaming of ultra-high definition (4K or 8K) drone videos possible.