Cellular on Wheels (COW) systems have remained the standard for temporary low-cost telecommunications infrastructure for the past several decades. Despite their prevalence, current COW systems suffer from substantial design problems that make them difficult to deploy. Particularly, these systems tend to be very expensive and lack portability.
Spooky Action is working with a large international telecommunications company to bring that concept to the 21st century, and deploy it in developing markets. We're developing a reliable, low cost, and ultraportable telecommunications system based on Spooky Action’s tethered drone technology.
The system we're designing for this purpose will be able to remain airborne for several weeks in a stationary position.
Our system will be the most portable temporary communications platform in it's class. Traditional systems fit in trailers. You can fit ours in the back of a car.
Our system will be an order of magnitude less expensive than current temporary cellular infrastructure.