LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites to provide a wide-coverage data network, has announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), Asia’s largest satellite operator, has entered into an agreement to invest in LeoSat. With this agreement, SJC will be the first Asian satellite operator to pursue the development of low earth orbit capabilities.
The investment in LeoSat and the agreement to jointly market this new system will reportedly allow SJC to pursue new business opportunities in the data and mobility markets in sectors such as telecommunications, multinational enterprise, maritime, and government services by providing previously unavailable levels of network performance combined with worldwide reach. It will also allow the company to further study the additional applications of low earth orbit communications in pursuit of its global ambitions.
“We are thrilled that an established company such as SJC, with a reputation for foresight and diligence in the development of its technical capabilities and business relationships has chosen to partner with LeoSat,” LeoSat CEO Mark Rigolle commented. “LeoSat’s low earth orbit constellation comes with a key set of attributes which are already receiving significant attention from both the commercial and government sectors, including lower latencies, better data rates, and increased security and resilience. With the added-value of support from SJC, we definitely see LeoSat’s faster-than-fiber, ultra-secure, and highly reliable global data solution as a game-changer.”
Cobham Wireless announced the availability of its new network test solution capable of validating 5G network performance. Billed as an industry first, Cobham said the TM500 provides operators and network equipment manufacturers with a scalable system to test network performance as experienced by end users.
The TM500 5G test solution simulates multiple devices connecting to a 5G network, modelling real world conditions. When used in combination with Cobham Wireless’ application emulation and security performance solution, operators get a complete, end-to-end 5G test solution, the company said.
Cobham Wireless’ latest 5G test solution is part of the TM500 family. It supports key 5G technologies and is compatible with pre-3GPP standards, which are currently in development. It can validate new 5G features such as carrier aggregation and beamforming, and is capable of verifying networks operating across multiple radio frequencies in the mmWave and sub-6GHz bands.
Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, has become an Associate Member of the GSMA, with a focus on accelerating the delivery of new connected devices and services in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 mobile operators and 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
“Joining the GSMA provides Altair with the platform to enhance and strengthen our global profile, becoming part of a community of industry leaders for potential collaboration and strategic partnerships,” Eran Eshed, co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair, said. “Altair is in a strong market position to drive the development and adoption of cellular-based IoT solutions.”
MVNO Ting said it will offer the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus starting Friday, May 12. The devices will join the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE in Ting’s lineup.
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