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This Floating Balloon Brings Phone And Internet Access To Remote Communities

This Floating Balloon Brings Phone And Internet Access To Remote Communities

This high altitude floating tower brings reliable internet access and phone service to rural areas.

It’s called the Altaeros SuperTower ST200 and it uses a helium-filled, inflatable shell to lift to a height of 800-850 feet above the ground; providing service to 10,000 km2 per site. Every tower can replace 20-30 ground cell towers at a fraction of the cost and build time.



It’s designed to deliver consistent and low-cost communication to rural areas that can also be used by telecommunication firms, military bases, and disaster relief organizations. It’s empowering remote communities to participate in a modern digital world.

The SuperTower uses high strength tethers to hold the tower steady and is connected with power and data to the ground. It’s autonomous and uses lifting technology adapted from aerostats, which have lifted heavy communications equipment into the air for decades.

The aerial cell tower extends a network into remote locations and provides the same coverage as a whole network of traditional towers. Some examples include LTE/5G service, industrial/agricultural IoT, fixed wireless, public safety, environmental monitoring, and many others.

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