Who are the stake-holders?

Looking at the scope of the technology evolving within the CAPANINA project there are many potential stake-holders.

Clearly the "Man in the Street" will ultimately be the customer, but there are many layers to the business.

Manufacturers of Equipment

The technology will require substantial hardware and software for viable operation.
Key areas included:
HAP based
  • Radio tranceivers
  • Antennas
  • Optical systems
  • Solar power systems
  • Airships / Solar powered planes
Ground based
  • HAP support / launch equipment
  • End user based tranceivers
  • Antennas
Vehicle based
  • Steerable antennas
  • Distribution hardware

Providers of Services

Looking at this in the widest context there are several service areas where the technology is relevant.

These include but are not limited to:
  • "Traditional" ISPs
  • Telephone operators
  • Broadcasters
  • Travel providers (eg railway operators)

Providers of Content

There is a wide range of potential interested organisations. In particular, as the speed capability of the technology is substantially higher than today’s broadband, newer bandwidth hungry applications will evolve as the infrastructure becomes established.

Likely areas of interest include:
  • Video / audio media producers
  • HDTV
  • Interactive games
  • Business services / tools

R&D organisations

There is a likelyhood that further Research and development activities will stem from the evolving technology.

Potential organisation include:
  • Universities etc.
  • Technology based commercial research companies
  • Software developers