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Stratospheric Platforms receives Indonesia investment

January 31, 2023

UK-based Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL) has received investment from PT Profesional Telekomunikasi, a telecommunication infrastructure company in Indonesia. SPL seeks to provide high bandwidth telecoms network coverage from the stratosphere using hydrogen-powered High Altitude Platforms (HAPS) delivered by unmanned aircraft. This strategic partnership and investment will enable SPL to explore with Protelindo development of an innovative  HAPS solution to address Indonesia’s challenging topography to deliver a world-class telecoms network.

“We are delighted to be working with the Protelindo team as we look forward to building on our recent 5G stratospheric demonstrations and move to our production standard hydrogen-powered aircraft and full-service roll-out,” said SPL CEO Richard Deakin.

“We believe SPL’s HAP aircraft can serve as a ‘tower in the sky; for areas with telecom coverage challenges,” emphasised Ferdinandus Aming Santoso, CEO of the Protelindo Group. “This capability is relevant in both developed and emerging markets.”

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