Earlier today, Lockheed Martin announced an agreement with Omnispace that will see both companies share business and technical information to deploy 5G mobile broadband capability in space.
At the moment, Omnispace is working on developing a hybrid space and ground network to provide 5G and internet of things services. Lockheed Martin revealed that the latest strategic partnership doesn’t involve any investment. Rather the partnership is intended to explore the possibilities of 5G mobile broadband capability from space.
As you might already know, Lockheed Martin is currently interested in applying commercial broadband and wireless technologies for government use. On the other hand, Omnispace is targeting agriculture, mining and energy, shipping and logistics industries. 5G satellite connectivity would significantly boost the mobile networking capabilities since customers will be able to use the technology on vehicles, ships, airplanes or other platforms regardless of location.
Talking about the latest agreement, Ram Viswanathan, president and CEO of Omnispace said, “In collaboration with Lockheed Martin, this hybrid 5G network would provide the coverage and capacity to support essential applications requiring seamless, reliable global communications. We welcome Lockheed Martin’s holistic approach to complex systems and deep expertise in satellite technology and government markets, along with their commitment to creating innovative communication solutions,”