Rapidly Expanding 5G Network Scale-Up Global Drones Market Demand
Posted On December 15, 2020
Introduction of Fifth Generation Mobile Network across the world will lead to a change in the way communication occurs, and it will lead to multiplication of information highway’s capacity and allow several gadgets to connect to each other in real-time. It will be akin to a technological revolution; however, posing various technological hazards likes eavesdropping, identity theft, etc. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones are being explored to assist against these technological hazards. Drones, which are used for support in various services and applications such as search, rescue, precision agriculture, and many others, are also used in communication like temporary network deployment, security and coverage extension, etc.
A recent study was undertaken by researchers from the United States of America (USA) to make a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of drones' usage. Using them might lead to disturbance in-network as they might connect to it and create interference.
Still, on the positive side, they can also turn out to be essential in preventing, detecting, and recovering attacks on 5G networks. In this regard, the researchers thought over two cases. In the first instance, they thought over how to protect a network when a drone creates interference. This can happen when the drone is very high up, and its transmissions can travel a long way without any obstacles. In the second instance, they studied the use of drones to prevent possible attacks on the network. In the future use of drones may expose networks to the potential risk of attacks if integrated. UAVs with cellular connections may face radio propagation characteristics different than those experienced by a terrestrial user. UAVs can also create interference on rogue applications if they connect to them without authorization.
The researchers concluded that since it is impossible to make 5G terrestrial networks, 100% secure, using UAVs to improve their security would be a better option. They based it on their research, which included mechanisms in drones that enable jamming, identity theft, eavesdropping, and ways to mitigate them.
UAVs can considerably increase the security of advanced wireless networks against interferences like spoofing, eavesdropping, identity theft, etc. They can protect these networks before they occur for recovery and rapid detection. With more research happening in this area and countries getting ready to push the development of 5G networks, the Drone market may see a considerable push in the future.