Mobile devices are everywhere, and people expect constant, always-on connections. By the end of this decade, estimates are that more than 5.7B people worldwide will own and use a mobile device, and telecommunications providers will be under even more intense pressure to deliver an exceptional cellular experience. However, if cellular service is interrupted, due to a natural disaster or other circumstance, telecommunications providers have to rely on expensive, hard to deploy “Cell on Wheels” (COWs), or similar, bulky ground-based equipment with limited aerial vantage and coverage, to restore service.
The PARC system from CyPhy Works can deploy a mobile cell site in a matter of minutes, carrying cellular payloads to altitudes of 400′ (122m) to provide unparalleled line-of-sight visibility and superior coverage. PARC’s patented tether technology powers the UAV from the ground, allowing uninterrupted coverage for days or weeks. And because the PARC system is compact and portable, it can be used to deliver overflow or emergency service in areas where traditional mobile cell sites are not feasible.