TYSONS, VA. – December 12, 2019 – Omnispace, the company that is reinventing mobile communications by building one global hybrid network, welcomes the outcomes of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) that was held recently in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The WRC-19 made critical decisions regarding efficient use of global spectrum resources, including those related to the 2 GHz S-band (1980-2010 MHz/2170-2200 MHz).
By providing interference analysis
and measurements, Omnispace actively participated in the studies related to the
coexistence of mobile-satellite services and terrestrial mobile services in the
2 GHz S-band. Omnispace is pleased that the ITU took action by setting
guidelines to protect both services, including establishing a power limit on
mobile stations that transmit in the 1980-2010 MHz band or limiting the use of
this band to an uplink mode (user equipment to base stations).
The WRC-19 also made the decision to balance expanding deployment of
outdoor radio local area networks (RLANs) in the 5 GHz band with the current
use of the band by global non-geostationary mobile-satellite services systems.
These efforts represent important steps in supporting
ongoing technological innovation in hybrid satellite/terrestrial networks and systems like those
operated by Omnispace.
“As we look to bring connectivity to users around the world via ‘one
global network,’ Omnispace supports the work of the ITU in ensuring scarce
resources are efficiently utilized while still enabling innovation,” said
Mindel De La Torre, Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer of
Omnispace LLC. “We are delighted that WRC-19 adopted guidelines for
Administrations that address the co-existence of terrestrial and mobile-satellite
services in the 2 GHz band. The resolution of this difficult issue is a
testament to the enormous efforts from all participants to obtain a
satisfactory result for all.”
in the Washington D.C. area, and founded by veteran telecommunications and
satellite industry executives, Omnispace is redefining mobile connectivity for
the 21st century. By
leveraging 5G technologies, the company 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.
Authorization for Complementary Ground Component Is
Major Regulatory Milestone and First Step towards Delivering Reliable ‘One Global
Network’ Communications Worldwide
TYSONS, VA, USA. – December
3, 2019 – Omnispace today
announced that its subsidiary Omnispace México S. de R.L de
C.V. was successful in its bid for a concession to build and operate a
terrestrial network in Mexico to complement its global satellite infrastructure.
The company will be the first to converge
both terrestrial and satellite communications to create a single, reliable
hybrid network globally. The authorization in Mexico to provide
the Complementary Ground Component (CGC) of the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) represents
the first of many major market milestones in the company’s development of its
unique “one global network” communications system.
Mexico’s Instituto Federal de
Telecomunicaciones (IFT) awarded the CGC concession in tandem with Omnispace
México’s pre-existing MSS authorization in the 2 GHz frequency band, allowing
Omnispace to deploy terrestrial infrastructure in Mexico. With this unique combination of satellite and
terrestrial technologies, customers in urban and rural areas will benefit from secure,
reliable and cost-effective mobile connectivity and better performance from their
existing mobile devices across the country. The Omnispace CGC network will operate on 4G
LTE standards and support deployments in 3GPP bands 65 and 66.
is an important regulatory precedent that creates a framework for licensing and
using spectrum efficiently for MSS and CGC, and also enables Omnispace to
initiate efforts to deploy the terrestrial component of its ‘one global
network’ with its partners. Mexico
is the first of many markets where we are working to secure terrestrial
approval to augment our global satellite network,” said Ram Viswanathan, President
and CEO of Omnispace LLC. “This authorization in Mexico will not only provide mobile
connectivity everywhere, but also benefits consumers by bringing down the cost
of access and improving mobile network operators’ quality of service.”
“We are grateful for the diligence,
transparency and global leadership of Mexico’s regulatory authority IFT in
supporting spectrum efficiency and technologies that will benefit Mexican consumers,
businesses and the economy,” said Mindel De La Torre, Chief Regulatory and International
Strategy Officer of Omnispace LLC. “We look
forward to eliminating communications barriers, delivering connectivity and
creating opportunities by expanding the reach of wireless communications throughout
the entirety of the country and the region.”
Headquartered in the Washington D.C.
area, and founded by veteran telecommunications and satellite industry
executives, Omnispace is redefining mobile connectivity for the 21st
century. By leveraging 5G technologies,
the company 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.