T-Mobile Invests in Drone Racing League Through 5G Partnership
T-Mobile has signed a multi-year deal to become the Drone Racing League’s exclusive U.S. wireless 5G partner. T-Mobile Ventures, a fund that backs startups developing products to run on 5G, has invested into the Drone Racing League as part of the deal.
Drones developed during the 2021 DRL Allianz World Championship Season will run (fly?) on T-Mobile’s 5G network, with the aim of 5G-powered drones eventually being used during competition. The companies are committed to developing new drone racing fan experiences that utilize 5G. DRL races are aired on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Facebook and Twitter.
“We invested in DRL to fuel innovation in two large and growing markets—drones and tech-powered sports—and we can’t wait to supercharge both with T-Mobile 5G,”…