It’s reasonable to say in the present day we all desire and expect to have wireless connectivity everywhere, all the time. However, emergency situations, man-made or weather related, the infrastructure that provides this is often compromised. When roads are flooded, it is not possible to have wires/cables to provide connectivity, especially in most remote locations. In such situations, mobile operators have little or no options left to reinstate mobile coverage. Drones and/or balloons might be the answer. However, a coverage solution deploying balloons and drones needs to meet three requirements: low weight and low power consumption, so the balloon can remain in the sky; wireless backhaul as fiber might not necessarily be available; and self-configuration & self-optimization, so anyone can deploy it and ensure it works.
Parallel Wireless and EE – Taking Small Cells to the Skiesparallelwireless