Palo Alto, CA, February 14, 2023 – Skylo, a Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) service operator connecting anything, anywhere, today announced its on-going partnership with MediaTek, a leading global chipset manufacturer. With MediaTek’s 3GPP NTN-standard modem and Skylo’s NTN service, smartphone and IoT manufacturers are able to develop new devices, sensors, and wearables with in-built satellite connectivity. This allows OEMs to offer connectivity experiences that weren’t possible before, such as being able to text without any gaps or loss in coverage resulting in deeper customer relationships.
MediaTek’s chipsets power over two billion new consumer and enterprise products each year, and lead the industry with integration, connection, and power-efficiency. For those device manufacturers who need available chipset solution with 3GPP NTN-capabilities, MediaTek currently has that capability, making it possible to integrate cellular and satellite connectivity into the same device. Further, Skylo’s NTN service is also commercially available today and has done extensive stress testing with MediaTek’s 3GPPNTN chipset to ensure always-on availability when the user has access to the open sky.
“The use cases for satellite connectivity based on 3GPP NTN standard are profound, and we have just scratched the tip of the iceberg as satellite and cellular converge for the first time. Our technology provides users with a tested, viable, and consistent opportunity to contact loved ones and emergency services from remote areas,”said Cliff Lin, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek. “We will continue to work with Skylo to ensure that the chipsets we manufacture are compliant with industry standards and work on its commercial-ready and capable satellite network.”
“MediaTek’s 3GPP standards-based chipset with NTN is a major milestone in bringing ubiquitous connectivity to smartphones and subscribers across the globe,” said Dr. Andrew Nuttall, ChiefTechnology Officer for Skylo. “We’re honored to support MediaTek and deliver a service to their OEM customers.”
Skylo Technologies is an NTN service provider based inPalo Alto, CA, offering a service that allows cellular modems and devices to connect directly over existing satellites. Devices connected over satellite are managed and served by Skylo’s commercial NTN vRAN, featuring a 3GPP standards-based cloud-native base station and core. Skylo works with existing satellite operators, terrestrial mobile network operators, and device makers to provide subscribers an anywhere, anytime connectivity solution that seamlessly roams between terrestrial and satellite networks. Skylo’s focus is on enabling connected services for people outdoors and connected workflows for machines at work across critical industries such as agriculture, maritime, logistics, mining, and others, in addition to mass-market consumer devices. For more information, visit www.skylo.tech or contact email@example.com.
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