Omnispace and NCINGA to collaborate on LEO 5G
Omnispace has announced that it is collaborating with NCINGA PTE LTD., a leading IT and telecom provider operating in South Asia and the South Pacific. Omnispace will develop and deliver ubiquitous 5G, direct-to-device mobile communications, from its global satellite network to several NCINGA markets including the Fiji Islands, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Leveraging the Omnispace 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) in low earth orbit (LEO), NCINGA will be able to cost effectively provide communications infrastructure and services that will expand the reach of NCINGA’s mobile wireless customers across these regions. Together, the companies will develop and test technology to serve a variety of enterprises and industries requiring low-latency, seamless mobile connectivity.
The Omnispace global non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) network will integrate with terrestrial mobile networks to provide a seamless communications experience everywhere. As the world’s first 3GPP-compliant 5G NTN network, it will deliver the power of 5G directly to billions of devices, extending the reach of mobile networks around the globe. GMSA Intelligence projects that this direct-to-device (D2D) market will reach more than $30 billion by 2035.
“We look forward to this collaborative effort with NCINGA that will transform the way enterprise and consumer customers communicate – be it in Fiji, the Maldives or Sri Lanka,” said Jay Yass, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Omnispace. “Together we will work towards solutions that will make it possible for anyone requiring seamless, real-time connectivity to communicate when traveling or working in or between these remote areas.”
“We are committed to designing and delivering intelligent telecom infrastructure for our mobile customers, enhancing their offerings and increasing economic opportunities as a result,” said Vajira Wijesinghe, Executive Vice President/ Group Director, NCINGA. “We look forward to delivering this game-changing service so even the most remote customer will benefit.”
The Omnispace network will utilize the company’s 2 GHz spectrum allocation and operate in the 3GPP band n256. The service will allow devices to stay connected seamlessly, using both terrestrial mobile networks and its NGSO satellite network around the globe.