DT succesfully tests mobile antena in stratosphere

Monday, 19. October 2020 11:15

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG said on Monday it managed to test an aerial base station in the earth's stratosphere. According to the company’s announcement, this is an innovation that could bring mobile coverage to remote areas that are hard for ground-based networks to reach.

Together with its partner, British startup Stratospheric Platforms Ltd, the companies launched a pilotless aircraft flying at 14,000 meters and have succeeded in connecting with its terrestrial 4G network from an onboard antenna.

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chief executive of Deutsche Telekom said that the company has shown that it can deliver "fast internet and connectivity anywhere."

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