In December 2020, Latvia welcomed its first-ever gift delivery completed by a drone. A parcel consisting of tablets was ‘shipped’ in a joint effort by Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT), SPH Engineering and DPD Latvija. The drone’s beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight was conducted entirely on the mobile network, and the drone used a remote ID device prototype made by LMT, as well as UgCS drone mission and route planning software by SPH Engineering.
With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.