Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp has launched a new high-altitude platform station business through HAPSMobile, a joint venture with US firm AeroVironment. This business aims to deliver global internet connectivity through a fleet of unmanned aircraft – the Hawk30, shown here – that will fly in the Earth's stratosphere. Photo: Handout

SoftBank teams up with Alphabet’s Loon for web in the sky

  • Japanese telecoms giant is investing US$125 million in Loon, which will share technology and ground stations
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Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp has launched a new high-altitude platform station business through HAPSMobile, a joint venture with US firm AeroVironment. This business aims to deliver global internet connectivity through a fleet of unmanned aircraft – the Hawk30, shown here – that will fly in the Earth's stratosphere. Photo: Handout
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