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Skyship: KT’s New 5G Emergency Rescue Platform

By | July 5, 2018
KT’s Skyship platform has its namesake airship for searching survivors and alerting command during an emergency situation.

KT’s Skyship platform has its namesake airship for searching survivors and alerting command during an emergency situation. Photo: KT Corporation

South Korean telecommunications company KT Corporation, unveiled its Skyship next-generation platform for disaster and safety management. It is the company’s latest venture into 5G-enabled technologies.

The Skyship platform will be used in disaster search and rescue operations, as well as to deploy remotely controlled drones and robots from an aircraft and mobile communication center. Rescuers on the ground will also be equipped with Augmented Reality (AR) glasses that are directly connected to doctors at nearby hospitals, to assist in delivering emergency treatment.

KT plans to finish a more advanced 5G-based disaster safety platform by 2020, using the third version of the Skyship aircraft.