OQ Technology, GovSat Sign MOU to Collaborate on IoT Products for Defence and Government Sectors

LUXEMBOURG, 29 September 2021 (OQ Technology PR) – OQ Technology, a Luxembourg-based satellite 5G IoT company, and GovSat, a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and satellite operator SES, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing and testing satellite-based IoT (Internet of things) and machine-to-machine (M2M) products aimed at defence and government sectors.

By combining OQ Technology’s 5G products and services with GovSat’s end-to-end satcom solutions, already supporting customers such as NATO, the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Belgium Navy, the companies aim to offer highly scalable applications for air, land and maritime missions across the world. Customers of these future applications will benefit from access to real-time 5G IoT coverage, dedicated geostationary (GEO) capabilities, specialized frequencies and licenses, and a wider footprint of multiple beams.

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The Future of Secure Satellite Communications

GovSat CEO Patrick Biewer. (Credit: Luxembourg Space Agency)

Luxembourg Space Agency Q&A

Interview with Patrick Biewer about a market where trust, reputation and the proof of quality and security are key.

How have GovSat’s activities developed since the satellite launch in 2018?

The demand in satellite communications for government and defence usage is constantly increasing. From a level of approximately 35Gbps today to above 150Gbps by 2025.

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