On the Cost-Effective Wireless Broadband Service Delivery From High Altitude Platforms With an Economical Business Model Design
In this paper, the authors investigate a cost-effective wireless broadband service provision from High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) and an economical business model design. Different deployment strategies of HAP system are illustrated in terms of a stand-alone HAP system and in collaboration with terrestrial or satellite systems. An IEEE 802.16 fixed broadband service from HAP is examined to show the effectiveness of providing the service delivery. They propose a partnership-based business model for HAP system, which can be adopted for a cost-effective service delivery, and applied in different application scenarios with collaboration partners, e.g. Information Service Provider (ISP), equipment vendors, and Mobile Network Operator (MNO).