World-First Trial of 5G HAPS Technology Takes Place in Saudi Arabia In the Red Sea Project

World-First Trial of 5G HAPS Technology Takes Place in Saudi Arabia In the Red Sea Project

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: UK company Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL), a partner of German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom (DT) has successfully trialed pioneering technology that provides 5G network coverage from the stratosphere. Conducted on February 5th at The Red Sea Project site on Saudi Arabia’s western coast, the test was the world’s first demonstration of the High-Altitude Platform System (HAPS) using aircraft to extend a 5G service, covering a geographical area of 450 km2. The trial was facilitated by Saudi Arabia’s digital regulator, CITC. Speaking after the successful conclusion of the…