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Movistar Argentina tests balloons to expand 4G coverage

Wednesday 29 March 2017 | 14:13 CET | News
Movistar Argentina (Telefonica) announced successful tests of 4G technology using low-altitude balloons deployed in San Jose de Balcarce in the Buenos Aires province. The special balloons carry equipment similar to an LTE base station, with the same capacity, and can be quickly deployed in emergency situations by just three people, said the operator in a statement. The initial trials proved that the balloons can remain at a height of 40 meters for five days but need to be pumped up with helium on the third day.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google / Movistar Argentina / Telefonica
Countries: Argentina
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