INNOVATION ENDEAVORS: Comprehensive satellite connectivity: why we doubled down on Skylo

Skylo’s global NTN service offering allows smartphone and IoT cellular devices to connect directly over existing satellites.

The Skylo team has made monumental strides in recent years. Founders Parth Trivedi, Tarun Gupta, Dr. Andrew Nuttall and Prof. Andrew Kalman cleverly engineered a way to provide ubiquitous connectivity to smartphones, wearables, IoT devices, and mobile network operator customers from anywhere in the world with a simple firmware upgrade. To this day, Skylo is the only direct-to-device solution we’ve seen that offers a true commercial solution for satellite connectivity for standards-based non-terrestrial networks (NTN). Our conviction for the team and their work has only grown, as has the team’s growing list of partnerships with the likes of Samsung, Deutsche Telekom, satellite outfit Viasat, Keysight, and more.

We’ve worked extremely closely with Parth, Tarun, Andrew, and Prof. Kalman since the ideation phase of their entrepreneurship journey. Even early on — during our initial incubation of this team — we knew they would go on to build something special. We are thrilled to double down on Skylo and support its continued growth.

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