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Sateliot Achieves 5G Service Connection with KSATlite and AWS

Sateliot’s nanosatellite. Credit: Open Cosmos / Sateliot

Ibadan, 21 February 2024. – Sateliot has achieved 5G service messaging connection via the Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) commercial network, KSATlite, together with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The collaboration between Sateliot and KSAT leverages their strengths to create a synergistic approach to 5G IoT satellite connectivity. Sateliot’s LEO satellite constellation seamlessly integrates with KSAT’s advanced ground network services, creating a robust system that ensures reliability, scalability, and global coverage.

For the Company, establishing its first-ever 5G service connection using KSAT’s Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS) network is a significant milestone. This achievement was a result of integrating Sateliot’s NB-IoT NTN Core Network deployed using AWS with the KSATlite multi-mission solution, which now functions as a 5G point-of-presence
(PoP). As a result, Sateliot has developed a fully virtualized cloud-native 5G core for Narrowband (NB)-IoT Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN), providing flexible, low-cost, and hyper-scalable narrowband solutions supporting Sateliot’s end-to-end service.

Likewise, in the context of Sateliot and KSAT’s collaboration, the PoP represents a crucial juncture in the seamless integration of ground and satellite services. Furthermore, it demonstrates that Sateliot does not need to deploy its own dedicated Ground Gateways for Satellite IoT backhaul to provide an end-to-end standard 5G NB-IoT NTN service globally. This consequently provides Sateliot with flexibility in locating its ground stations and super scalability.

Speaking on the integration, Marco Guadalupi, CTO at Sateliot, commented: “The successful integration of Sateliot’s service into the KSATlite solution brings unprecedented infrastructure optimization with fast and reliable data delivery. With KSAT, we reduce global service latency thanks to the strategic locations of their ground stations near the poles, thus allowing us to maximize daily ground contact passes.

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