|20 February 2017|

USA

AT&T is turning to drone technology to tackle issues of patchy coverage.

Harnessed with the same level of tech as a cellular tower, AT&T’s flying COWs (cell on wings) can boost wireless coverage across an area of 40 square miles. And being tied to a land vehicle it doesn’t need to be charged so can operate continuously.

The company envisages the drones being used in specific situations, such as natural disasters and during major sporting or musical events.

AT&T carried out a successful test of the flying COWs in Atlanta earlier this month.