AI-driven power line analysis company Hepta Airborne this week tested new technology that could mean improved internet and mobile phone connectivity in crowded events – when they are allowed to return.
The company used drones and 5G in conjunction, and has partnered with NCSR Demokritos, Cosmoste and other companies to make the project a reality.
A statement from Hepta said the technology is designed “specifically to leave behind dropped calls and degraded Internet connectivity during mass events”, with testing taking place in Egaleo stadium, close to Athens.
The traditional solution of setting up a portable base station to boost connectivity at such events can take up to 90 days, Hepta said.
Its solution would take only 90 minutes, however.
Henri Klemmer, CEO of Hepta Airborne, said that unmanned aerial systems in the 5G network constitute an immense potential for different industry verticals.
He said: “For Hepta Airborne, the conducted trials in the 5G!Drones Project promotes open innovation amongst industry top players and improves the implementation of novel technologies to our day-to-day power line inspection projects for potential and existing customers.”