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Gartner: Enterprise drone shipments will increase 50% in 2020

December 09, 2019 / IoT News

A recent forecast from Gartner has indicated that businesses will start deploying IoT-powered enterprise drones more frequently going forward in 2020. These drones can be used in industries like construction, utility, and retail. Gartner predicts that global shipments of IoT enterprise drones will total 526,000 units, an increase of 50% from 2019. By 2023, the global research firm predicts that global shipments will reach 1.3m units. It will be the construction industry that will be making the most use of these drones between 2019 and 2023 – with shipments increasing from 141,100 in 2019 to 209,800 in 2020 to 509.5 in 2023. Kay Sharpington, a principal analyst at Gartner, said: “The construction sector is an early adopter of drones, which causes construction monitoring to be the largest use case by shipments worldwide across the forecast.