Sateliot offers mobile phone manufacturers its 5G NB-IoT technology to solve the connection of these devices to the satellite now – Parabolic Arc

  • The solution is to install a chip with this technology in all smartphones to send and receive short messages (SMS)
  • This technology makes it possible to have cellular coverage in areas where mobile operators do not currently reach.

BARCELONA and SAN DIEGO, September 22, 2022 (Sateliot PR) — Sateliot, the company that will launch the first constellation of nanosatellites in low orbit to provide 5G coverage for the IoT, proposed to the main mobile manufacturers during the 73rd International Congress of astronautics in Paris (IAC) its 5G NB-IoT technology to solve the current problem of connecting these devices with the satellite.

This solution, which consists of introducing a chip equipped with this Sateliot technology in smartphones, makes it possible to send and receive short messages (SMS) from these devices in areas where mobile operators do not reach by connection with the satellite.

Sateliot wishes to bring this initiative to 3GPP, the organization which periodically brings together the main players in the telecommunications sector to define the various mobile communication standards, and to ensure that this standard solution can be used on all smartphones to send SMS by satellite. .

This protocol, recently standardized by 3GPP, makes it possible to send short messages (SMS) on the 5G NB-IoT network and at a reduced price.

Sateliot took this initiative following the interest shown by mobile telephone operators, with whom it shares working groups on 3GPP, to which it offers a standard solution that benefits all manufacturers and mobile operators.

The company also intends to lead the technological revolution that some companies and operators have opened to offer their customers the possibility of connecting their mobiles to the satellite, although they start with the disadvantage of being proprietary solutions, which put the investment in danger and which does not evolve with the contributions of each one.

Thus, Apple has activated this service in its new Iphone 14; T-Mobile, the US carrier, announced an agreement with SpaceX to bring Starlink, the company’s satellite internet service, to the carrier’s customers; or Huawei, which launched on the Chinese market the possibility of connecting via satellite with its new Mate 50 phone.

Additionally, carriers like Orange and Vodafone are beginning to look for satellite solutions to use with 5G, especially in rural or hard-to-connect areas.

Sateliot is already working in this area and is doing so in collaboration with Telefónica, through the development of an innovative connectivity service that uses 5G NB-IoT technology in which the new Sateliot satellite network will be integrated with the current terrestrial NB-IoT networks of Telefonica Tech. to deliver IoT connectivity wherever the customer needs it.

For Marco Guadalupi, co-founder and CTO of Sateliot, “we want to lead a technological revolution in which we have the necessary knowledge to offer a common solution that opens the way to improving the connection of users all over the world via the satellite”.

The precedent of version 17

Sateliot already has experience in creating a standard solution that can be used by all operators. 3GPP included in the definition of the 5G-IoT Standard Scenario 4, also known in the industry as the “Sateliot Stage”, which envisions networks of nanosatellites in low orbit to deliver IoT services.

Similarly, the discontinuous coverage use case has been adopted and is currently working on versions 18 and 19 to increase the performance of the recently approved version 17 and create new features that will already move towards fully connected 6G.

The importance of this technology lies in the fact that operators will be able to understand each other through this standard, while being able to connect to the network of nanosatellites in roaming service when they need 5G IoT coverage to offer connectivity. and follow, for example, the goods of a moving ship, the trajectory of a mountain biker or notify the emergency services in the event of an accident.

Sateliot is the first satellite telecommunications operator to provide global and continuous connectivity to all the elements that will make up the universe of the Internet of Things (IoT) under the 5G protocol. Thanks to a constellation of state-of-the-art nanosatellites, located at low altitude and acting as mobile towers from space, Sateliot is the perfect complement to large telecommunications companies by providing them with the necessary infrastructure to extend their coverage where terrestrial technologies cause him not to reach. More information on our website, Twitter there LinkedIn.

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