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The next step to global connectivity

Connecting the world to 5G from the stratosphere

Our own SVP of telecommunications at Cambridge Consultants, Dr. Derek Long, and our guest speaker, Richard Deakin – Chief Executive Officer at Stratospheric Platforms – unpack the current state of connectivity and address some of the biggest issues in the industry today, including:

  • The triple challenge of reliability, affordability and consistency
  • Inconsistent coverage and the digital divide
  • Sustainability in telco

Richard discusses advances in high-altitude platforms, which are not only more sustainable but also more affordable than traditional terrestrial infrastructure. They go on to discuss telco on an international scale, a regional scale, down to the millimeter.

Don’t miss out on this informative and thought-provoking episode – listen now and stay ahead of the curve!

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Our speakers

Richard Deakin

Chief Executive Officer at Stratospheric Platforms
Richard Deakin brings more than 30 years of experience in civil and defence aerospace. He has held senior positions at BAE Systems, Thales Air Systems Division, and GKN, where he focused extensively on civil drones and unmanned systems. Richard is a member of the UK government’s Drone Industry Action Group and has previously served as the CEO of NATS, a company that provides air traffic management and airport operations worldwide.

Dr Derek Long

SVP of Telecommunications at Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Invent
With more than two decades of experience in mobile technology, Derek is responsible for fostering collaboration with partners in the sector, including mobile carriers and ISPs, vendors and component manufacturers. His focus is in helping partners achieve transformative innovation that enhances their delivery of high-performance communication.

Liz Lugnier

Analyst Relations Director: Sustainability, Innovation, Customer Experience, Consulting, Consumer Products and Retail, Automotive, Europe
Liz is the host of the Future Sight podcast. She has experience in a multitude of industries, including innovation, customer experience, consulting, sustainability, retail and consumer products, automotive, and the public sector.