Earlier today, COMSovereign Holding Corps. reached another milestone with the commercial release of their tethered drone-based LTE Network— a first for the US-based developer. Built on their Drone Aviation unit’s WATT 200 tethered drone, this game-changing aerial network can create a 3GPP standards-compliant airborne LTE network equipped with visualized LTE EPC solutions, eNodeB small cell base stations, integrated specialized application software, and backhaul solutions.
“The new WATT 200 system we delivered further builds upon our extensive expertise in designing and building persistent tethered aerial platforms. By integrating VNC’s FeatherLite small cell platform into WATT 200, we have created an unique drone-based LTE capability that can be deployed in 5 minutes and provide long duration connectivity at the touch of a button, “said Felicia Hess, Chief Executive Officer of Drone Aviation.
The aerial LTE network creates a “bubble” radius around the drone that increases connectivity for a short period of time in the case of emergencies- all without any existing infrastructure. If needed, the system can seamlessly connect to an existing system through SATCOM, microwave backhaul, and wired infrastructure. The actual LTE network system itself is just as hassle-free with its portable design, compacted into two-ruggedized suitcases.
COMSovereign paid special attention to feedback and needs to create an LTE network solution that could better support consumers from all work-fields by integrating targeted and upgraded features. Their goal was to make sure consumers could thoroughly utilize a fully operational LTE network that was independent of existing infrastructure.
“Based upon feedback from telecom service companies, operators, and government agencies, we believe that there are many potential customers with stringent requirements that can only be solved with a rapidly deployable network solution. Our tethered drone system delivers many benefits including improved safety, secure communications, and uninterruptible ground-based power, allowing sustained airborne communications and operations unmatched by battery powered drones. We intend to build upon the flexibility of our tethered aerial platforms with multiple solutions planned for release in the next few months designed to enable a broad set of capabilities for service companies, operators, first responders, and military/intelligence users,” added Dr.Dustin McIntire, COMSovereign’s Chief Technology Officer.
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