Friday, 14 May 2021

Operators and aviators team up for HAPS Alliance

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 24 February 20

Companies including Ericsson, Nokia, Softbank, Airbus, and Telefonica are joining forces to promote stratospheric connectivity

The use of high-altitude platform stations (HAPS) could be the key to connectivity – at least, this is the hope of the newly formed HAPS Alliance, which announced its formation on Friday.   In April last year, HAPSMobile (a joint venture between SoftBank and AeroVironment) announced an investment of $125 million in Loon, allowing both stratospheric specialists to benefit from a strategic partnership…

The use of high-altitude platform stations (HAPS) could be the key to connectivity – at least, this is the hope of the newly formed HAPS Alliance, which announced its formation on Friday.   In April last year, HAPSMobile (a joint venture between SoftBank and AeroVironment) announced an investment of $125 million in Loon, allowing both stratospheric specialists to benefit from a strategic partnership…

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