Drones could solve low mobile signal at festivals

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Imagine that you’re at festival watching your favorite DJ performing, and out of the corner of your eye you notice a tethered drone hovering nearby.

But this drone isn’t taking videos or photos of the DJ. It’s temporarily providing enhanced LTE wireless coverage at the packed venue so you, along with thousands of fans in attendance, can simultaneously send photos and videos to share the moment.

AT&T have suggested that in the future the company could deploy an army of tethered drones to provide extra bandwidth and coverage in areas of high usage like festivals.

AT&T did say however that the technology is still a way off and they are currently only trialing the tech to inspect mobile phone towers to see whether it’s a viable solution for festivals in the future.