Keeping the Channels Open: MMC’s Tethered-Drone System Provides Powerful Telecommunications Solution in Extreme Weather Conditions

It’s rainy reason along the lower-middle course of the Yangtze River in China.  While the poetically named “Plum Rains” lead to the lush crops of grain and tea that give the region part of it’s beauty, the area also includes some of the most populated cities in the world – technology powerhouses that contribute over 20% of China’s GDP.  Despite the expected average of nearly 8 inches of rain in one month, residents and businesses cannot afford to be without a communications network, despite extreme floods in many places.