World Mobile and SoftBank signal new phase for airborne base stations

World Mobile and SoftBank signal new phase for airborne base stations

Is the high-altitude platform station (HAPS) concept still viable despite the failure of Loon? Possibly. World Mobile, a blockchain-based mobile connectivity company targeting unconnected regions, has announced plans for the launching of a hybrid mobile network in Zanzibar that uses balloons. It's not exactly HAPS, however; the airborne component will involve low-altitude platform balloons.