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01.18.2018Network

Flying cell site: creating an emergency network

Image of Flying Cell Site

The aircraft you see there is a long duration drone that we’re testing our 4G capabilities on.

Simply put, this drone can fly our network to just about anywhere.

So if there’s a disaster, and ground access is blocked and wireless signal is impacted, flying in this drone is the fastest way to create an emergency network for first responders.

Having a signal is crucial in those moments, so we’re constantly developing new technology to keep emergency personnel connected, especially when every second counts.