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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Haps embody the new expectation to achieve total global connectivity

The so-called "High Altitude Platforms" or Haps will occupy a central place in discussions of the next World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19). Driven by giants like Google and, fundamentally, Facebook, Haps promise to provide total connectivity to the planet, but new spectrum requirements will add controversy to the already controversial debates between the mobile and satellite industries.

Advances in aeronautical and transmission technologies have significantly improved the capabilities of Haps to provide connectivity solutions and meet the growing demand for broadband networks, particularly in areas of low density or geographically difficult to access, which are currently underserved.

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