High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) will be the next great opportunity for MNOs, filling a capability gap between terrestrial networks and satellites at 18 to 50 km above the Earth. Forward-thinking companies are already planning a new generation of non-terrestrial network services with a host of operators using innovative, carbon-neutral platforms to improve the lives of millions through more equitable internet access. Specifically, HAPS offers the potential to connect the 2.9 billion unconnected people — almost half of humanity — around the globe.
The total addressable market estimates for the unconnected global population are estimated to be upwards of $144B to $203B, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG). We believe HAPS will play a critical role in unlocking this market potential and offer a cost-effective and flexible solution for everything from connecting the unconnected to monitoring wildfires to disaster detection and response.
During this showcase, GSMA and HAPS Alliance members from Aalto HAPS Ltd, Deutsche Telekom, Intelsat, and third parties will discuss the Alliance’s work to open up new service capabilities that mobile network operators can use. With real-world examples of member achievements to date, you’ll see how HAPS Alliance members are building a cooperative ecosystem and creating solutions that unlock the potential of the stratosphere.
Tim Hatt, GSMA Head of Research and Consulting
Barbara Pareglio, GSMA Executive Director of Advanced Air Mobility and IoT Technical Director
Geraldo Neto, Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (TMG) Vice President
Gregory Ewert, HAPS Alliance Vice President/Treasurer, Intelsat Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Jaroslav Holiš, HAPS Alliance Board Member and Telecommunications Working Group Chair, Deutsche Telekom Senior Research and Development Manager
Jeff Smith, HAPS Alliance Marketing Working Group Vice-Chair, Aalto HAPS Ltd Head of Connectivity
Pre-registration is encouraged. Attendees who have pre-registered will have preferred seating. All others will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, as space permits.