Lockheed, Omnispace Pursue Space-Based 5G Network

This type of network has the potential to redefine mobile communications.

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Lockheed Martin has entered a strategic interest agreement with Omnispace to explore jointly developing 5G capability from space. The proposed global 5G standards-based non-terrestrial network (NTN) would offer commercial, enterprise and government devices ubiquitous communications worldwide.

This type of network has the potential to redefine mobile communications, benefiting users requiring true mobility, regardless of environment or location.

Omnispace's vision is 'one global network' that will combine the reach of a non-geostationary orbit satellite constellation with the capacity of the world's leading mobile wireless carrier networks. This 5G NTN will leverage the company's priority 2 GHz S-band spectrum rights and employ 3GPP standards to enable direct-to-device connectivity and interoperability. In collaboration with Lockheed Martin, this hybrid 5G network would provide the coverage and capacity to support essential applications requiring seamless, reliable, global communications.

Seamless, global 5G connectivity has a wide range of civil and commercial applications. It also brings the coverage and capacity to support defense, government and military use, including mobile joint all-domain interoperable communications.

Through a shared vision to redefine mobile communications for the 21st century, Omnispace and Lockheed Martin are collaborating to deliver a potential global 5G from space solution. This would be the first truly dual-use 5G platform for commercial and government missions. 

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