The bottleneck facing the industry at the moment is a shortage of qualified drone pilots. The industry estimates that there is an annual requirement for 10,000 pilots but there are currently only about 1000 license holders.
Although Motorola did succeed with Iridium and placed 66 satellites around the world, it was not able to overcome the cost and power requirement issues. Let us hope Google will have a better technology breakthrough than Motorola.
The new director general of the Global System for Mobile Communication Association Mats Granryd stated in Beijing recently that Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE are now leading players in 5G telecom technologies research & development.