Member Spotlight with Radisys on the Benefits of the HAPS Alliance

Richard Russell, Radisys Head of Global Sales — Mobility

Radisys is a global leader in open telecom solutions and services. Our disaggregated platforms and integration services leverage open reference architectures and standards combined with open software and hardware, enabling service providers to drive open digital transformation. Radisys offers an end-to-end solutions portfolio, from digital end points to disaggregated and open access and core solutions, to immersive digital applications and engagement platforms. Our world-class services organization delivers systems integration expertise necessary to solve communications and content providers’ complex deployment challenges.

We decided to join the HAPS Alliance because the organization shares our vision to connect people across the globe in an effort to deliver limitless digital connectivity and to eliminate the digital divide in rural and emerging regions. Because of our particular experience and expertise, we believe we can make a significant contribution to the work of the Alliance.

Radisys has supported the communication needs of service providers that have been delivering mobile broadband services over satellite through the licensing of our 4G/5G source code for years. Through our source code licensing model, OEMs and service providers can work with us to execute necessary changes to the 3GPP standard to produce mobile broadband solutions fit for satellite communications, while remaining compliant with industry standards.

What’s different about the HAPS Alliance is its innovative approach for supporting the efforts of mobile operators, members of the telecommunications industry and various other fields, which opens the door to new opportunities for communications via high altitude vehicles in the Earth’s stratosphere. This dovetails with my own focus at Radisys for over 15 years, working in our mobility division and concentrating on helping communications service providers deploy next-generation networks that deliver connectivity where it’s needed.

We are enthusiastic about being a part of an association that is equally committed to ensuring that people around the world have access to mobile broadband internet in order to participate and succeed in our increasingly digital world.