Using different kinds of airship balloons for getting rapid on-demand wireless network coverage or capacity upgrade is not a new concept, some of you maybe remember the HiperSfera project that was in front of its time.

Anyhow, on Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference 2018. Wei Wu, Director of Ecological Cooperation, Alibaba Cloud IoT  announced the news about the industry’s first LoRa Airship Balloon: “Alibaba Cloud Arial IoT LoRa Station connects from 20 meters under ground to 40,000 meters in the space”. Alibaba Cloud is member of LoRa Alliance and it provides a complete set of LPWAN solutions for: smart meters, smart cities, smart manufacturing, smart agriculture. This project comes as a result of extensive IoT collaboration with Semtech Corporation.

This makes me wonder, how crowded will our sky be in the near future – maybe it would be prosperous to start IOT Safety Helmet business on time…. 🙂


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