In just a few years, cell towers have become an ubiquitous part of almost every skyline and panorama. Well new technologies are being developed and tested that could replace 20-30 cellular towers with a single technology, laden, tethered airborne platform: blimps.
Boston-based Altaeros Energies is has successfully demonstrated their aerostat aerial platforms and is expected to have commercial deployments in as early as 2019
Possible benefits of this technology include:
- Cuts energy cost by up to 50%
- Reduces operations and maintenance overhead
- Cuts cellular site acquisition costs
According to Altaeros Energies’ CEO/CTO, Ben Glass “The ultimate goal of the blimp is to provide affordable cellular service in very rural areas.”
To find out more about this interesting new technology, visit: https://www.necn.com/on-air/as-seen-on/NH-Town-to-Test-Cell-Service-Blimp_NECN-478221493.html