Consortium creates Mobile Satellite Services Association (MSSA)

09 February 2024

Viasat, Inc., Terrestar Solutions, Ligado Networks, Omnispace and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat), have announced the Mobile Satellite Services Association (MSSA), which will bring significant scale and choice to promote and advance the emerging Direct-to-Device (D2D) ecosystem.

MSSA seeks to develop a global ecosystem utilizing over 100 MHz of L- and S-band spectrum already allocated and licensed for mobile satellite services (MSS), which is well-suited for integration into a broad range of mobile devices. The non-profit industry association intends to align with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards to extend terrestrial mobile coverage for both Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and Over-the-Top (OTT) internet services.

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ESA and GSOA collaborate on 5G/6G ecosystem

06 February 2024

The Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) that marks a significant milestone in their collaborative efforts to cooperate in the areas of space-based 5G & 6G ecosystem, innovation of 5G & 6G networks, and the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks and technologies.

The MOI, signed by Isabelle Mauro, director general at GSOA, and Francisco-Javier Benedicto Ruiz, acting director of connectivity & secure communications at ESA, solidifies the commitment of both organizations to work closely together in the pursuit of their shared goals in this area.

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Singtel partners with Starlink on maritime

29 January 2024

Singtel has announced a partnership with Starlink to enhance its maritime digital offerings.

The collaboration aims to drive the adoption of digital solutions by ship owners and operators, allowing them to leverage advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, edge computing, and access cloud-based solutions, to improve safety, operational efficiencies, and crew well-being.

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MEASAT becomes SpaceX Authorised Reseller

12 January 2024

MEASAT Global Berhad has officially signed with SpaceX to become the Official Authorised Reseller for Starlink Hardware and Services in the markets that MEASAT serves.

The Official Authorised Reseller status enables MEASAT to solidify its position as a one-stop provider for customers in pursuit of the most suitable satellite services and solutions that address their needs. Meanwhile, Starlink will be able to benefit from MEASAT’s established market presence and strong on-ground customer service and technical support, including a 24x7 helpdesk operated by in-country personnel and onsite support and maintenance.

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