Airborne Wireless Network (OTCQB: ABWN) has filed for an experimental Federal Communication Commission license file number 0378-EX-ST-2017 to begin air-to-air and air-to-ground meshed network system evaluations, the company said.
Once approved, this license will allow the company to begin ground and flight radio frequency transmission testing of its patented technology, the Infinitus Super Highway.
The demonstration system has been lab tested at one of Airborne Wireless Network´s contracted partner facilities. The company will now take these successful results and bring them to its test bed Boeing 757 aircraft for ground fitting, testing on the tarmac, and eventual flight evaluation.
During this flight demonstration, the company intends to pass broadband data between airborne aircraft and a ground station, demonstrating the air-to-air and air-to-ground meshed network.
The company intends to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight.
Currently, the world´s connectivity is achieved by use of undersea cables, ground based fiber and satellites. The company believes that the company´s airborne digital highway may be a solution to fill the world´s connectivity void.
Once the network is developed and fully implemented, its uses may be limitless. The company´s network, once developed, should provide low-cost, high-speed connectivity to rural areas, island nations, ships at sea, oil platforms, in addition to connectivity to commercial and private aircraft in flight.