Skyward Acquired by Verizon as Big Telecom Invests in Drone Economy


Verizon announced that it has acquired Skyward, in an effort to simplify UAS operations and management.

Skyward is a company that not only specializes in drone operations management, but also has the technology to accomplish Verizon’s goals. Using this technology, Verizon will streamline the management through one platform and handle a variety of end-to-end activities, including a mission planning to FAA compliance support.

Through press release, senior vice president of Enterprise Products and IoT at Verizon Mike Lanman says, “this acquisition is a natural progression of our core focus on operating in innovative, high-growth markets, leveraging our network, scale, fleet management, device management, data analytics and security enablement capabilities and services to simplify the drone industry and help support the adoption of IoT.”

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