Military Embedded Systems

Space-based 5G global network explored under Omnispace, Lockheed Martin agreement

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March 23, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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LITTLETON, Colo. and TYSONS, Va. Omnispace, LLC and Lockheed Martin, have entered into a strategic interest agreement to explore jointly developing 5G capability from space. The proposed global 5G standards-based non-terrestrial network (NTN) would aim to offer commercial, enterprise, and government devices ubiquitous communications worldwide. 

Omnispace intends to combine the reach of a non-geostationary orbit satellite constellation with the capacity of mobile wireless carrier networks. This 5G NTN will leverage the company's priority 2 GHz S-band spectrum rights and employ 3GPP standards to enable direct-to-device connectivity and interoperability.

In collaboration with Lockheed Martin, this hybrid 5G network would aim to provide the coverage and capacity to support essential applications requiring reliable and global communications.

Global 5G connectivity has a range of civil and commercial applications and could bring the coverage and capacity to support defense, government, and military use, including mobile joint all-domain interoperable communications.

 

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