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Verizon tests drones for first responders after hurricanes

Wednesday 21 June 2017 | 09:55 CET | News
Verizon said it wants to use drones to help first responders make calls and send text messages during severe hurricane strikes, when power and communication services can be disrupted for days. The company and American Aerospace Technologies (AATI) have developed a system that enables smartphones to connect to a "flying cell site" and made calls and sent text messages back to their command centres. The test was recently held in Cape May County, New Jersey. The wireless coverage was provided by Verizon's Airborne LTE service aboard AATI's long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

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Companies: Verizon
Countries: United States
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