disaster relief last mile cell tower

Bring Wireless Anywhere

We build cell networks for disaster relief and last mile connectivity, improving global Internet access and decreasing network downtime from a matter of months to days

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A Short Intro

The Problem | Disaster Relief

Natural disasters can cause up to $1 Billion in cell infrastructure damages and result in over a year of repairs

The main solutions at the moment are cell towers on trucks and sending in small teams of expensive, trained engineers to repair existing towers.  This costs an average 2 months of complete network downtime followed by multile years of slow repairs.  Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in 2017; as of 2020, areas of the island still lack reliable cell service

The Problem | Last Mile

Cell Towers are Incredibly expensive, and many people “aren’t worth covering”

According to a recent GSMA Report, at our current rate, 40% of people in poor or middle income countries will still lack mobile connectivity in 2025.  This is primarily due to a lack of coverage since it isn’t economical to cover a small, sparse population with a large, expensive cell tower, expecially if the users can’t pay as much for their phone bill as in wealthier countries.  However, we believe this is unacceptable, since everyone is worth covering

Our Solution:

The Beamlink S1

A briefcase sized cell tower that can be deployed by anyone, regardless of technical expertise

disaster relief last mile cell tower

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Affordable

The cheapest cell towers cost around $300K and the most expensive can cost $1 Million.  One Beamlink S1 costs $1500

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Simple

The Beamlink S1 self calibrates and self configures with the push of a button, so anyone can set it up

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Compatible

The Beamlink S1 is reverse compatible with most phones and bypasses SIM cards to provide coverage to everyone

Device Overview

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Lightweight

The Beamlink S1 weighs only 8 pounds, and a military backpack can easily hold 15 of them

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Repairable

Built primarily from off the shelf components, it can be repaired or upgraded easily

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Waterproof

Designed with durability in mind, it’s IP68 dust and waterproof and can handle a decent fall

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Low Power

Optimized for low power use, it can operate off the grid with only a solar panel and small battery

Use Cases

The Beamlink S1 is designed for versatility, so while intended for use in rural areas and disaster zones, it can be deployed almost anywhere

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$1.6 Million
Puerto Rico after Hurricane María

We could blanket the entire island of Puerto Rico in a matter of days, providing a permanent solution that can withstand future natural disasters too

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$8.2 Million
Last Mile Coverage in Rwanda

We could Replace the entire cell infrastructure of the entire country of Rwanda, covering every square inch of land no matter the local population

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$12 Billion
Full Surface Coverage of the Moon

As extraterrestrial colonization becomes more possible, we could set up a lunar cell network for a fraction of the cost of the United States’ current cell network

Our Team

Mateo Abascal
Chief Executive Officer
Arpad Kovesdy
Chief Technology Officer
Swapnil Surdi
Lead Network Engineer
Devin Dubin
Head of Strategy
Ryan Wu

Software Engineering Intern

Nathan Chang

Manufacturing Consultant

Our Advisory Board

Stephen
Cronin
University of Southern California Professor
Bhaskar
Krishnamachari
University of Southern California Professor
DC
Palter
Los Angeles area Angel Investor and Entrepreneur
Hari
Sarma
Detroit Area Social Entrepreneur

Get In Touch

We’d love to chat with you! Feel free to reach out

While we service the world, we’re based in Los Angeles, CA, USA

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