Electronics Weekly: Viasat, Skylo to launch global direct-to-device network for IoT, logistics

The race for comms from space is heating up. Viasat, the satellite communications company, and Skylo Technologies, a non-terrestrial network (NTN) service provider, have announced the launch of a global direct-to-device (D2D) network.

Their infrastructure agreement will, they say, allow Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), device makers and chipset manufacturers to take 3GPP Release 17 compliant products to market using Viasat’s network coverage (and that of future partners). They say it will be the “world’s first global D2D network”

Initial deployments are planned for early 2024, in North America, using the Ligado SkyTerra satellite network. This will be followed by a global rollout.

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