Airborne Wireless Network (OTCQB: ABWN) has been granted an experimental operating certificate by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), the company said.
The FCC´s approval will allow ABWN to ground test and flight test its demonstration system, in the development of the Infinitus Super Highway, the company´s patented air-to-air communication system. The FCC´s approval allows the company to conduct testing on the ground and over its intended flight test operating area near Roswell, New Mexico.
As part of the tests, the company will utilize two Boeing testbed aircraft and pass broadband data between each aircraft inflight and a ground station, in a first of its kind air-to-air and air-to-ground meshed network link.
The company intends to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. It is projected that each aircraft participating in the network will act as an airborne repeater or router, sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next and creating a digital superhighway in the sky.