Arabsat announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Loft Orbital (Loft) to collaborate on the mission definition for a future infrastructure in low earth orbit (LEO). Both companies will work together to create the infrastructure that will cater to the needs of various sectors of Arabsat's customers.

Read more: Arabsat, Loft Orbital to Provide LEO Satellite Infrastructure

Emirates will offer passengers new high-speed inflight broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation onboard 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft that are scheduled to enter service in 2024. The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience with enhanced connectivity and greater global coverage.

Read more: Inmarsat to Power Emirates Airbus A35O’s High-Speed In-Flight Broadband

AST SpaceMobile, Inc. announced the successful completion of the first-ever two-way voice calls directly to everyday, unmodified smartphones using the BlueWalker 3 (BW3) satellite. This is the first time anyone has ever achieved a direct voice connection from space to everyday cellular devices, demonstrating a significant advancement in AST SpaceMobile’s mission to provide connectivity to the nearly 50% of the global population who remain unconnected to cellular broadband.

Read more: First Space-Based Voice Call Made via LEO Satellite to Unmodified Smartphones

Es’hailSat, the Qatari satellite company, and AXESS Networks, a global leader of satellite communications solutions, announced their strategic partnership agreement to provide teleport and VSAT services for multiple sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Read more: Es’hailSat, AXESS Networks Join Forces in Qatar

Iridium Communications has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies to enable satellite messaging and emergency services in smartphones powered by Snapdragon® Mobile Platforms. Qualcomm Technologies' new Snapdragon® Satellite solution is supported by the fully operational Iridium® satellite constellation.

Read more: Iridium, Qualcomm to Support Satellite Messaging in Smartphones

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