QucomHaps offers a range of communication infrastructure solutions and service - via Haps Platforms. For mobile voice, data, Internet and digital broadcast access and services.

QucomHaps provides All-IP Next Generation Network solutions, in accordance with the technologies chosen by the customer.

Each Haps network is provided by 3 airborne HAPS Platforms, utilising M55 stratospheric aircraft - operating in relay, to provide reliable all-weather, 24/7 connectivity to each Network Coverage Area of 125,000 km2.

Each HAPS network includes RAN, Switching, Backhaul and Core interconnect – managed at existing or new Network Control Centres.

QucomHaps designs, supplies, configures and integrates all onboard and ground-based equipment. We operate and maintain the Haps Networks.

Each Network Coverage Area of HAPS Service provides the equivalent coverage of 6,364 traditional 3G/4G Fixed Sites.

"HAPS represents a new technology that can revolutionise the wireless Industry"

"A global communications system, employing platforms in the stratospheric could help to meet the world’s demand for affordable high-speed wireless communications."

(International Telecommunications Union)


Network Technologies Comparison
TECHNOLOGY AVAILABILITY PROs CONs
Fibre Optic Cable
  • Only where infrastructure is permanently connected
  • Very fast Internet connection
  • Many type of sophisticated Internet services available
  • Expensive
  • Is not Mobile
  • New Fibre Networks required
  • Slow deployment
  • Often need to dig up roads for fibre routes
ADSL/SDSL

(via fixed telephone line)
  • Within range of enabled telephone exchanges
  • Adequately fast Internet speed
  • Sophisticated Internet services available
  • Not available to all
  • Need to install many ADSL ports
  • Requires a reliable copper network
  • Usually limited to working within 7km only
  • Internet speed reduces as distance increases
Fixed Sites

(3G, LTE and WiMAX equipment attached to masts, towers and buildings)
  • Coverage in all Urban areas. Limited coverage in Sub-urban, Rural and remote areas.
  • The standard network infrastructure, globally
  • Reliable
  • Has several competing vendors
  • Offers mobility and quality of service
  • Relatively expensive capex per Site
  • Relatively expensive opex per Site - especially in rural and remote areas
  • Each Fixed Site of 3G/4G covers only average 20 km2
  • Not economically viable for all rural and remote areas
HAPS
  • Ubiquitous
  • Can rapidly provide true nationwide coverage, including rural & remote
  • 3G, LTE, WiMAX, Digital Broadcast, Earth Observation and Environment Monitoring technologies
  • Reliable/fast/affordable connectivity
  • Expensive if used for only a few subscribers.
    However it is much lower-cost-per subscriber (than Fixed Sites) if servicing 3m connections or more per each WLAN Coverage Area (125,000 km2)
Fixed Wireless Broadband

(microwave 'point to point' links)
  • Only where infrastructure is permanently connected
  • Useful for servicing point-to-point connectivity
  • Expensive, to install and operate
  • Requires masts, towers & other terrestrial network
  • Grid Electricity not always available
  • No mobility
  • No consumer standard GSM, 3G and 4G services
VSAT
  • Near ubiquitous
  • Can reach remote areas
  • Provides adequate Internet speeds
  • Requires satellite dish & power supply
  • Expensive purchase and operating charges