Thales Alenia to Build Satellites for Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure

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  • 05:36 PM, April 10, 2020
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Thales Alenia to Build Satellites for Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure
OMNISPACE Internet of Things Satellite Illustration

Omnispace, which is building a global mobile hybrid network, today announced it has selected Thales Alenia Space, to develop the initial component of its satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure.

This will advance Omnispace’s vision to deliver a global hybrid communications network based on 3GPP standards.

Thales Alenia Space will design and build an initial set of two satellites for operation in non-geostationary orbit (NGSO). These initial satellites will support 3GPP-defined (the 3rd Generation Partnership Project telecommunications specifications that unite standard development organizations) Narrow-Band IoT radio interface and will serve to advance the development and implementation of Omnispace’s global hybrid network.

This announcement marks a key milestone as Omnispace initiates the development of its new generation NGSO satellite constellation which will operate in the S-band.

The development of this initial set of satellites will begin immediately and they are scheduled for launch in 2021. Omnispace and Thales Alenia Space, along-side other industry stakeholders, will contribute to the development of the 3GPP NTN friendly standard for global implementation. 

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