Offline areas of the world will soon have internet access. Is it possible?

Published: 16 April 2015

Offline areas of the world will soon have internet access. Is it possible?

Great news especially to those who live in the offline areas of the world, there is a Portuguese startup that endeavors to use a solar-powered drones that aims to provide wireless internet connection access to that particular areas and the greater news is that the first test flight was already successfully completed.

First Test Flight Succeeded

According to the report, the first test flight was conducted on April 2 in a secret location and it is also reported that the Quarkson company has planned to tuse the SkyOrbiter drones that will stay airborne for weeks, months or even years at a time and will fly at altitudes of up to 22,000 metres.

How can locals of the offline area access the internet?

Through a patch antenna that receives the signal is how the people on the ground can access the internet since the drone that stays 22,000 meters above was equipped with Wi-Fi-transmitting equipment.

The Drones

Quarkson said that one of their larger SkyOrbiter LA25 drones with a wingspan of 22 metres has reportedly already been built but could not be tested yet. The drones are designed to be fully autonomous with an energy management system, autopilot and ground control software and long range communications working on different frequencies.

They will be capable of transmitting via Long-Term Evolution (LTE) or W-iFi on the unlicensed spectrum or via Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G or 2G via a carrier on the licensed spectrum.

The possibility is endless when it comes to technology, evolution of devices and gadgets abound and the main goal of this advancement is improvement for mankind. Imagine a world where in internet connection is no longer an issue? The best is yet to come, how thankful we are to the innovators who never fail to innovate and always thinking of ways how to make our world a better place.


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