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Rivada and Wiseband Partner for Middle East Connectivity

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Ibadan, 9 January 2024. – Rivada Space Networks has partnered with Wiseband, an Emirati satellite services company, to bring secure connectivity solutions to the Middle East region. Based in UAE and operating across the Middle East and Africa, Wiseband provides customized private satellite networking solutions to meet high-performance and stringent security requirements. The company currently has connectivity projects in UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Egypt.

Rivada’s global low-latency point-to-point orbital network, the OuterNETTM, is a constellation combining inter-satellite laser links with advanced onboard processing to provide unique routing and switching capabilities and create an optical mesh network in space.

This orbital network, in which data stays in space from origin to destination, consequently creates an ultra-secure satellite network with pole-to-pole coverage, offering end-to-end latencies lower than terrestrial fiber over similarly long distances. Furthermore, routing traffic on a physically separated network will provide a layer of defense for any organization that needs to securely share data between widely distributed sites.

Ahmed Hassan, CEO of Wiseband, said: “Wiseband is looking to tap into Rivada Space Networks’ highly secure point-to-point communications network to provide advanced and customizable secure solutions to our existing enterprise customers and to develop the emerging markets in the Middle East.” The CEO also added, “The OuterNETTM is a fully interconnected orbital network which effectively serves as a private network in space, capable of routing traffic at gigabit speeds from one satellite to another with no need for a gateway on earth.”

Likewise, Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada Space Networks, said: “As a completely new type of LEO constellation, the OuterNETTM can provide the Middle East region with a next-generation infrastructure for secure, resilient communications and network expansion”

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