Fresh from a successful €13 million Series A funding round, OQ Technology, the leading 5G IoT satellite operator, is thrilled to announce the forthcoming MACSAT launch with Arianespace’s Vega on October 4, 2023 (mission VV23). This pivotal step will further fortify its space and ground infrastructure, as well as expand its satellite coverage.
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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.
The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN) has announced its "Cloud Native Manifesto: An Operator View." This important overview outlines key requirements and principles for cloud-native telecom from the perspective of an operator. It also provides a clear picture of the industry's necessary focus in order to hasten the adoption of cloud-native solutions on mobile networks.
The Qatar Amateur Radio Association participated in World Amateur Radio Day, celebrated each year on April 18.
Vodafone and Project Kuiper, Amazon’s low Earth orbit satellite (LEO) communications initiative, have announced a strategic collaboration through which Vodafone and Vodacom plan to use Project Kuiper’s network to extend the reach of 4G/5G services to more of their customers in Europe and Africa.
AALTO HAPS, manufacturer and operator of Zephyr, the world-record-breaking, solar-powered High Altitude Platform Station set to enter commercial service in 2024, appointed Hassan Kabbani as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
OQ Technology has announced the signing of a new MoU with Aramco that aims to further strengthen their existing collaboration and focus on automation and Satellite IoT connectivity for Aramco's remote site infrastructures.
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.
OQ Technology and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) are proud to announce their strong partnership for the launch of the PHI-Demo satellite, part of the Payload Hosting Initiative (PHI). The satellite is carrying groundbreaking technologies to be tested in space for the very first time, marking a milestone achievement for both organizations.
AALTO HAPS has signed a contract to partner in a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration flight of its world-record-breaking Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station with Space Compass of Japan, a joint venture between NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT.