Customers include telecommunications giant NTT DOCOMO, NTT West subsidiary Japan Infra Waymark and leading drone services provider FLIGHTS
TOKYO — November, 2020 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced it is seeing rapid adoption of its solution in the Japanese market with several enterprise customers, including telecommunications giant NTT DOCOMO, NTT West subsidiary Japan Infra Waymark, and drone services provider FLIGHTS. This news comes quickly on the heels of Skydio’s recent announcement of the establishment of their first international office and subsidiary, Skydio Japan. As demand for Skydio products grows across the world, the company plans to expand its presence into additional countries in the Asia Pacific region next year.
“We are excited to see such quick traction in Japan, and look forward to increasing our investment in the broader region next year” said Tom Moss, CEO of Skydio’s subsidiary for the region, Skydio JAPAC.
Japan Infra Waymark (JIW) is a spin-out from NTT West that is tasked with helping to pioneer new solutions to inspect the tremendous amount of aging infrastructure in Japan, which is going through a rapid population decline. Drones are powerful and cost effective tools for inspection, and autonomy is the key to deploying these solutions for safe and reliable operation. JIW has already purchased several hundred Skydio 2 drones, using them in hundreds of infrastructure inspection projects across Japan.
“In 2019, we traveled all over the world, meeting with all of the top drone companies, and immediately recognized Skydio 2 as the most advanced drone for use in infrastructure inspection thanks to it’s unique autonomous capabilities” said Takumi Shibata, CEO of JIW.
Separately, NTT DOCOMO (DOCOMO), the mobile telecommunications giant who previously invested in Skydio as part of the company’s series C round of fundraising, has selected Skydio as the drone provider for DOCOMO’s recently launched drone management solution called docomo sky®.The solution provides a comprehensive platform for managing drone operations across the country.
“Skydio’s advanced autonomy is unparalleled, and I am excited to bring these revolutionary drones to the Japanese enterprise market. Together with docomo sky®, Skydio drones will reduce the stress of drone pilots and help them to better focus on the work they must do. Moreover, we are excited about fully autonomous workflows in the future which will help to solve social issues in Japan,” said Hisakazu Tsuboya, Senior Vice President, General Manager of
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