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Delair-Tech creates and commercialises the first civil drone connected to 3G network with Telefonica

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Paris, 15 July 2015: Delair-Tech, French leader in the civil drone sector in BtoB, and Telefonica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, have signed a unique partnership to connect DT18 and DT26X drones to 3G network.

Using 3G network to pilot drones beyond visual line of sight

Thanks to strategic roaming agreements and Telefonica's industry-leading Smart m2m solution, Delair-Tech will be able to offer its customers the ability to communicate with their drones regardless of distance and across several countries and territories. This opens up a wealth of new possibilities and perspectives for the use of mini drones in industry. For the first time a Telefonica 3G SIM card can be embedded into the drones and then delivered to Delair-Tech customers.

A new step in the conquest of the BtoB market by Delair-Tech

Thanks to their manoeuvrability, autonomy and the precision of their footages, the DT18 and DT26X drones created by Delair-Tech are perfectly adapted to the control and monitoring of any sites whether industrial or natural. From now on, the 3G connectivity will enable customers to lead operations in difficult terrains and situations, such as steep reliefs and mountainous areas, or over long distances to monitor infrastructure like pipelines or railways. With this enhanced and enlarged monitoring ability, the possibilities that this partnership enables really are endless.

This agreement reinforces Telefonica's position as a provider of telecommunications services to multinationals in the French market where the telco has recently announced the creation of a joint commercial organization with Bouygues Telecom to generate new business sales both within France and internationally.