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Plans revealed for UK-wide 5G network coverage powered by renewable hydrogen
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Plans revealed for UK-wide 5G network coverage powered by renewable hydrogen

The whole of the UK could have 5G network coverage powered by renewable hydrogen in the near future.

Developed by Stratospheric Platforms (SP) and Deutsche Telekom, a high-altitude hydrogen-powered aircraft, known as HAP, has been created that can provide uninterrupted 5G connectivity to smart phones in addition to broadband connectivity to properties.

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The aircraft is capable of connecting across areas as wide as 140km and has been proposed to the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for complete coverage of the UK with the aircraft operating from Prestwick.

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