Sateliot, an EvoNexus Company, achieved “HELLO WORLD” on NTN 5G, integrating with KSAT and AWS

Sateliot, an EvoNexus Company, achieved “HELLO WORLD” on NTN 5G, integrating with KSAT and AWS



Sateliot has achieved a 5G service connection after successfully integrating with KSAT Global Ground Station Network and the 5G virtualized core in AWS.


IOT BUSINESS NEWS / FEBRUARY 22ND, 2024 / Sateliot, which operates a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) 5G Internet of Things (IoT) satellite constellation acting as a seamless roaming extension of cellular networks, 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 the strengths of both entities to create a synergistic approach to 5G IoT satellite connectivity. Sateliot’s cutting-edge LEO satellite constellation seamlessly integrates with KSAT’s advanced ground network services, creating a robust system that ensures reliability, scalability, and global coverage.

Using AWS, Sateliot has built 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.

Sateliot has marked a significant milestone by establishing its first-ever 5G service connection using KSAT’s Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS) network. This achievement was made possible by 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).

In the context of Sateliot and KSAT’s collaboration, the PoP represents a crucial juncture in the seamless integration of ground and satellite services.

Together, it showcases the versatility and adaptability of Sateliot’s technology, demonstrating 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 provides Sateliot with flexibility in locating its ground stations and super scalability.

The achievement validates further agreements between Sateliot and several stakeholders to improve millions of lives worldwide. During 2023, Sateliot closed agreements with hundreds of IoT solution providers to bring standard 5G satellite connectivity to their industries, revolutionizing and digitizing agriculture, livestock management, and maritime logistics, among others.

Sateliot also counts with an end-to-end service validation with Telefonica and the novel and patented Store and Forward technology. This is a particularly relevant feature for Sateliot’s delay-tolerant IoT services as it allows successful operations from day one, distinguishing the company from other satellite constellations reliant on a continuous link.

Marco Guadalupi, CTO at Sateliot, highlights: “The successful integration of Sateliot’s service into 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.”

John Heskett, CTO at KSAT, adds: “This is an exciting expansion of LEO satellite applications, providing a fully compliant 3GPP NB-IoT NTN service. KSAT is proud to have successfully integrated into Sateliot’s architecture, effectively serving as their feeder link gateways and their 5G-POPs. We look forward to Sateliot’s continued success and seeing this sector of the LEO satellite market grow!”

SOURCE: IoT Business News

About Sateliot

Sateliot is launching the first LEO satellite constellation based on the 5G standard, allowing commercial unmodified cellular IoT devices to connect from space. This is the first time in history that cellular terrestrial telecom is merging seamlessly with satellite connectivity and Sateliot is leading this revolution. Sateliot’s cost-effective technology and the possibility to use commercial low-cost (<$5) devices to connect to satellite opens infinite possibilities on the untapped market of massive IoT in remote areas, and it is in line with Sateliot’s mission to make IoT connectivity available everywhere and to everybody. Learn more at sateliot.space.

About Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT)

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) is a world leading provider of communication services for spacecraft and launch vehicles from our uniquely located global ground network, and provides advanced monitoring services with rapid delivery based on multiple satellite missions.

KSAT has established ground stations in Svalbard, Tromsø, Vardø, Antarctica, Punta Arenas, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Panama, Awarua, Tokyo, Puertollano, Athens, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius, Hartebeesthoek, Bangalore, Inuvik, Fairbanks and Nuuk. We also have partner stations in Cordoba, Azores, Tolhuin and Bangalore.

KSAT provides services such as: Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C); Data acquisition, processing, distribution and archiving; Launch and early orbit phase support (LEOP), sounding rocket support and launch support; Hosting and operation of Customer Furnished Equipment; Near-Real Time Maritime Monitoring Services; and, Multi-mission Rapid Response satellite imagery. Learn more at www.ksat.no/.

About Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services — now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon’s expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost.

Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of our low cost, elastic, open and flexible, secure platform.

About EvoNexus

EvoNexus is California’s leading nonprofit technology startup incubator located in San Diego. EvoNexus has successfully incubated over 260 startups with a survival rate of over 85%. Since the incubator’s formation in 2010, EvoNexus companies have secured over $1.6B in venture funding, $10B in pre-exit valuation, and had 51 acquisitions valued at over $2.1B. EvoNexus is supported by corporate partners, including some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. Learn more at evonexus.org.