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As part of Ovum's ongoing Telco Services Innovation Radar project, we reviewed 91 announcements of innovative services launched by service providers around the world in July 2017. Our selection for innovation of the month is SK Telecom’s disaster management drones.


  • SK Telecom uses two industrial drones from Soomvi for its disaster relief program. One is an aerial recording and monitoring drone, and other is a life-preserver-carrying rescue drone.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the most innovative service launched in August.
  • Suggests future uses for the presented technology.

Key questions answered

  • What was the most innovative service launched in August?
  • How does it work?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • On-the-spot assistance and real-time video solutions
  • The use of mobile processors and advanced carrier network enabled a huge leap in innovation and savings


  • Further reading
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