The leading companies of the world from the telecom, technology, aerospace, and aviation are joining the HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) Alliance. The Alliance aims to promote the use of high altitude vehicles in the planet’s stratosphere to connect the remotest corners of the world by bringing internet connectivity to more people worldwide.
Among those who are joining the HAPS Alliance include Softbank’s HAPSMobile Inc., Airbus Defence, and Space, Bharti Airtel, Alphabet’s Loon LLC, China Telecom, AeroVironment, Inc., Intelsat US LLC, Nokia, Softbank, Deutsche Telekom AG, Telefonktiebolaget LM Ericsson, and Telefónica S.A.
The HAPS Alliance was launched in 2019 when HAPSMobile and Loon formed a strategic alliance to make use of high altitude vehicles.
With so many leading companies joining the alliance, HAPS Alliance will be able to create value by providing telecommunications network connectivity worldwide through high altitude vehicles.
Junichi Miyakawa, Representative Director & CTO of SoftBank Corp., and also President & CEO of HAPSMobile said in a statement: “We are very encouraged that many leaders from across the communications and aerospace industries are joining us in our mission to bridge the digital divide with high altitude vehicles. Together with our Alliance partners, we will lay the groundwork for an ecosystem that fosters HAPS connectivity solutions around the world.”
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