Intellicom to Help Develop AWN’s Air-to-Air Broadband Network
Airborne Wireless Network (AWN) announced that on Dec. 26, 2017, it entered into a service agreement with Intellicom Technologies to support the development and advancement ABWN’s Infinitus Super Highway. ABWN has been working closely with Intellicom since February 2017 to design and implement its proprietary technology underlying AWN’s Infinitus Super Highway.
Intellicom assisted in the successful May 2017 proof-of-flight concept test performed in Roswell, New Mexico, which used two Boeing 767s and successfully demonstrated the ability of aircraft equipped with Infinitus Super Highway to act as airborne repeaters/routers in sending and receiving broadband signals to and from one another. As a result of the support, AWN selected Intellicom as one of its external contractors to provide engineering design, product implementation and production, and serve as an integration and test services provider, according to the company.
AWN’s Infinitus Super Highway operates as a mesh network, with each aircraft functioning as a node to receive and transmit wireless signals to other aircraft or ground stations. AWN intends to equip between 25,000 and 35,000 aircraft with its technology to provide global coverage for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunications companies.