How cell tower ‘COW’ drones worked at the Super Bowl #drone #droneday

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Drones were deployed over the super bowl do maintain cell coverage. These drones are referred to as COWs [cellular on wings]. Via ZDnet:

The three Flying COWs (which stands for “cellular on wings”) in the FirstNet fleet comprise two tethered drones and a trailer for transport that is equipped with a satellite dish and fiber connections. Southern California is a fair weather place, but the drones are capable of withstanding light rain and wind speeds up to 25 miles per hour — while reaching heights of up to 400 feet. Outfitted with Band 14, AT&T can use the COWs to help equip FirstNet subscribers in the US with connectivity during high-usage events.

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