EE and Huawei with the support of Beacon Comms have used an EE 4G air mast at a Red Bull event event in the first commercial trial of the technology.
EE deployed its Helikite solution at the Red Bull Foxhunt event in Wales over the weekend.
Helikite, details of which were unveiled in February, consists of an small antenna inside a balloon that is connected to the ground by a fibre tether providing both electricity and backhaul.
Floating 300-feet in the air, the balloon was used to offer LTE to EE customers and Wi-Fi to all attendees.
EE’s Special Projects Division worked with Ericsson and Beacon engineers to deploy the solution.