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Sequans Collaborates with Lockheed Martin on LTE over Satellite

By Ken Briodagh March 14, 2019

Sequans Communications and Lockheed Martin are reportedly working together to develop new 4G LTE for satellite technologies for worldwide deployment. The two companies are working to enable LTE end user devices to connect directly to geostationary satellites in this achievement with wide application.

“Sequans has expertise adapting LTE technology for special purposes such as this one,” said Scott Landis, director, Lockheed Martin. “Sequans engineers modified their existing LTE chips to enable a new LTE-to-satellite communication specification developed by Lockheed Martin. LTE to satellite represents an important breakthrough in mobility and connectivity.”

According to industry analysts, satellite is a critical component of communications networks, including IoT and M2M networks, as the industry evolves to 4G, 5G and beyond.  Northern Sky Research predicts that by 2023 there will be 5.8 million machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connections via satellite worldwide.

 “The work we are doing with Lockheed Martin to integrate LTE with satellite represents a significant evolution as we modify our LTE chips to take advantage of the huge satellite opportunity now developing for M2M and IoT applications,” said Georges Karam, CEO, Sequans. “Enabling the LTE modem to speak to satellite networks as simply and as easily as possible will have a major impact on handling the huge potential volume of broadband and IoT applications that require space-based, ubiquitous communications, such as connected cars, shipping, and navigation.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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