Verizon is Closer to Harnessing Drone Power to Improve Coverage

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edited April 10 in News Flash

RingPlus News Service Los Angeles, April 10th, 2017 - Verizon’s acquisition of drone operations company Skyward could prove to be beneficial to first responders and wireless customers left without cell service during natural disasters. The carrier is testing long endurance drones to act as a "flying cell site" while traditional cell towers are out of commission. A 17-foot wingspan drone was piloted by American Aerospace Technologies at Woodbine Municipal Airport in Woodbine, New Jersey earlier this week. AT&T is also dabbling in the world of drones to improve coverage. Flying COWs, or cell on wings, enhance the service of the area where the drone is flying. Drones are proving to be the next big technology for emergency communications as well as better end user experiences in telecom.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/verizon-is-testing-drone-that-would-let-keep-cell-service-during-natural-disaster.html

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/16/verizon-buys-skyward-a-drone-operations-company/

http://nypost.com/2017/02/17/att-is-testing-drones-to-rid-the-world-of-bad-cell-reception/

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  • hhfpphonehhfpphone Ethical Committee 222
    Hooray for flying COWS!!!  Looks like the COWS beat the PIGS as far as flying!!!
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