Technology and product company TTP plc has “teamed up” with US-based Omnispace to develop a 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) that functions globally.
By leveraging 5G technologies, Washington DC-based Omnispace is combining the global footprint of a non-geostationary satellite constellation with the mobile networks of the world’s leading telecom companies to bring an interoperable “one network” connectivity to users and IoT devices anywhere on the globe.
TTP will play an integral role in the development of the Omnispace global 5G hybrid network, which will “integrate terrestrial and satellite networks into one seamless connected experience”.
In collaboration with Omnispace, Melbourn Science Park-based TTP will lead the development of the Omnispace 5G NTN environment and emulation lab. Together the two companies will develop prototype products and demonstrate their use, on the world’s first 3GPP compliant 5G NTN network, to validate various vendor platforms, applications and devices.
The adoption of 3GPP-defined mobile standards will make it possible for an ecosystem of device manufacturers, application solutions providers and OEM equipment manufacturers to add 5G global, high-capacity connectivity, for the first time ever, directly to any compatible device.
“We are pleased to announce that we’re tapping some of the brightest minds in the telecommunications and engineering sector to help validate our global 5G NTN network,” said Brian Pemberton, VP, sales and marketing at Omnispace. “This partnership with TTP will help us grow our partner ecosystem, with anyone requiring global real-time connectivity for mobile applications.”
“Omnispace is poised to be the leader in delivering this game-changing 5G NTN service,” said Adrian Hillier, next generation market lead at TTP. “We have an incredible opportunity to alter the way the world communicates, and our team looks forward to assisting Omnispace in the execution of the world’s first global hybrid 5G communications network.”