Founded in 2013 by Walter Anderson, Avealto, which translates to “High Bird” in Spanish, is a privately held UK-based company that’s connecting unserved- and underserved-regions, mobile operators, and the maritime industry, with telecommunications infrastructure via lighter-than-air, solar-powered, and uncrewed High Altitude Platforms (HAPs).
Under the leadership of Founder & CEO Walter Anderson, Avealto’s mission is to fund, build, and operate hundreds of HAPs in order to provide mobile telephony, broadband communications, backhaul, broadcasting, and other hosted payloads for the three billion people who don’t have adequate access to telecom and data networks. These High Altitude Platforms will integrate into existing terrestrial and satellite infrastructure to provide low-cost connectivity throughout the world.
Avealto already completed its feasibility testing related to High Altitude Platform vehicles and is in the final stage of development of its first-generation full-size commercial Concept demonstrator, which will be the prototype for the vehicles to be produced by Avealto’s UK fabrication site.
Each of Avelato’s HAP vehicles will remain in a stationary position at an altitude of 20 km to 25 km (65,000 to 82,000 feet), providing telecommunication services for a ground area of up to 240 km (149 miles) in diameter.
In 2018, Avealto was granted a Certificate of Airworthiness from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration related to their 28 meter (96 foot) test vehicle. They are also a member of the World Alliance.
Each of Avealto’s HAP vehicles will remain in a stationary position at an altitude of 20 km to 25 km (65,000 to 82,000 feet), providing telecommunication services for a ground area of up to 240 km (149 miles) in diameter.