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Astrocast Extends Partnership with Airbus for SatIoT Technology

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Astrocast Nanosatellites. Credit: Astrocast

Ibadan, 26 July 2023. – Astrocast, a satellite IoT operator, has announced the extension of its partnership with Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus) to enhance the capabilities of satellite Internet of Things (SatIoT) technology. As a result, it enables the Company to further increase its network capacity to provide the most reliable and cost-effective SatIoT solutions to its customers.

In recent years, the collaboration between Airbus and Astrocast has been instrumental to Astrocast. Since 2017 this relationship has enabled Astrocast to develop its communication protocol and modem software stack more effectively. As a result, it has formed a core part of Astocast’s wider SatIoT technology. Building upon this successful collaboration, both companies have consequently agreed to extend their partnership. Thus, Airbus will continue to provide extensive support to Astrocast, focusing on further enhancing both the Bandwidth and the Quality of Service.

Speaking on the partnership, François Gaullier – SVP Telecommunications and Navigation Systems – Space Systems at Airbus Defence and Space, commented, “Through this partnership extension, Airbus reaffirms its commitment to Astrocast’s technology roadmap and its leadership in the SatIoT space. This collaboration also lays the important foundation for potential convergences with the future 5G NTN IoT communications standards that are currently in discussion for LEO constellations. In time, these enhanced capabilities for collecting and exchanging critical data with IoT assets from multiple applications will benefit users across various key industries worldwide.”

In the same vein, Fabien Jordan, CEO of Astrocast, said, “This collaboration reinforces our commitment to continuing to provide our customers with the most reliable and efficient SatIoT connectivity solutions on the market. With Airbus’s support, we will further solidify Astrocast’s position as the go-to satellite IoT operator.”

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