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Ericsson partners on ‘SuperTower’ for rural broadband

February 27, 2018

Ericsson is working Boston-based startup Altaeros to demonstrate a new “SuperTower” to help operators deploy LTE in hard-to-reach rural communities using tethered aerostats.

Last year, the two companies partnered to deploy a multi-sector LTE base station on a SuperTower in rural Maine, providing broadband speeds with streaming video.

Altaeros highlighted that rural markets like Maine are ideal for operators to deploy SuperTowers, which float at heights six to eight times higher than most cell towers.

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