Ubi-Tech recently played an instrumental role in assisting Ericsson and EE in the launch of their Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) which will provide a vital capability to keeping Emergency Services Network running through essential maintenance and local site outages. The launch took place at the Oval Cricket Ground in front of the media on February 21st. The previous week the RRV was at the Ubi-Tech training centre where our instructors were training the Ericsson Field Engineers on how to deploy and initiate the vehicle and our instructors also worked closely with Ericsson and EE technical consultants on testing, implementing and proving the concept.
A report of the event can be seen here http://newsroom.ee.co.uk/ee-pioneers-air-mast-technology-for-rural-mobile-coverage-and-disaster-recovery/
There was also substantial media coverage in the UK national press;
- Financial Times, EE drone balloons to boost UK’s 4G coverage
- BBC, EE shows off helium balloon mobile masts
- Guardian, EE balloons and drones to help fix mobile blackspots
- City AM, The sky is the limit! EE reveals drone air masts that will save the day when disaster strikes
- Telegraph, EE launches ‘air mast’ blimp to beam mobile signals over rural Britain
- Mail Online, EE will use drones and balloons to beam 4G signals to rural Britain this year
- Sun Online, PHONE DRONES EE customers to order ‘coverage as you go’ drone and balloons that delivers signal to wherever you are
- Express, EE customers to get improved coverage – mobile firm unveils innovative way to boost signal
- Mirror, EE uses balloons and drones to beam 4G to parts of the UK with no mobile coverage
Ubi-Tech are very proud to have played an important part in this pivotal innovation and wish Ericsson and EE all future success for the roll out and implementation of the new Emergency Services Network (ESN).