Around the Net

AT&T Tests Cellphone-Saving Drones

  • ZDNet, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:11 PM
AT&T is testing LTE-enabled drones, which, among other uses, could sustain cellphone service after natural and manmade disasters disrupt existing networks. LTE -- or “Long-Term Evolution” -- is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. Going forward, the drones “could be deployed if networks go down in the event of a disaster, to assist in scenarios like forest fires, or for large events like concerts,” ZDNet reports.

Read the whole story at ZDNet »

Next story loading loading..