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BT trials antenna for 5G coverage from stratospheric aeroplanes

“This partnership will build on SPL’s world-first 5G demonstration from the stratosphere in 2022,” said SPL CEO Richard Deakin.

Funded by Innovate UK, the trials will be at BT’s labs at Adastral Park and “could offer transformational opportunities for sectors operating in remote areas such as transport, maritime security and search and rescue”, said BT.

Stratospheric Platform’s (SPL’s) antennas are designed to communicate directly with standard 3G, LTE/4G, 5G phones.

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