03/08/2020

Rwanda to Study Mobile Internet Connectivity Using HAPS

HAPSMobile and Rwanda to Study Mobile Internet Connectivity Using HAPS – link

Source: UAS Vision

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  • The Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation and HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., announced they signed a Memorandum of Understanding on July 29, 2020 under which both parties will conduct a Joint Research Project (“JRP”) that studies the use of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) to provide mobile Internet connectivity in Rwanda
  • As part of the JRP, the parties plan to conduct demonstration flights using HAPSMobile’s solar powered UAS in Rwanda to provide 4G/5G Internet connectivity
  • The results of the JRP will be used to guide discussions between HAPSMobile and MINICT on potential commercial services in Rwanda and other African countries

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