The company Quarkson is reportedly working to deploy solar-powered drones to bring wireless internet access to the parts of the world which don't have any internet access.
It is working out to launch SkyOrbiter drones that will stay airborne for months and even years at a time and will fly at altitudes of up to 22,000 metres.
The company is also acquiring massive drones for this purpose too. Quarkson's larger SkyOrbiter LA25 drones with a wingspan of 22 metres is already under serious testing.
Reports suggest that designed with an autonomous energy management system and autopilot, these drones will be capable of transmitting rays via Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G or 2G via a carrier on the licensed spectrum or via Long-Term Evolution (LTE) or W-iFi on the unlicensed spectrum.
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The high-endurance aerial system is able to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is estimated to be over 100 times less expensive that terrestrial communications network deployment.