Airborne Wireless Network (OTC QB: ABWN) has released the summary report of its proof of concept flight tests conducted on May 31st, 2017 in New Mexico utilizing two Boeing 767s and a temporary mobile mast system, emulating a ground station, the company said.
The Airborne Radio Link Testing Report confirms that an Air-to-Air Network is feasible. Furthermore, the test system provided insight that will shape the development of our broadband commercial Air to Air system. Our next stage will be to improve the hardware and software in order to begin implementing a strategy that should significantly increase data transfer speeds.
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. The company intends the network to be a high-speed broadband Internet pipeline to improve coverage connectivity. The company does not intend to provide retail customer coverage to end users, but, instead, act as a wholesale carrier with target customers, such as Internet service providers and telephone companies.
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.