Cambridge tech consultancy TTP is working with Omnispace in the US in a trailblazing 5G initiative. Omnispace is assembling a world-class team of partners as it makes 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN) a reality.
TTP will play an integral role in the development of the Omnispace global 5G hybrid network, which is designed to integrate terrestrial and satellite networks into one seamless connected experience. It is being described as a world first.
In collaboration with Omnispace, TTP will lead the development of the Omnispace 5G NTN environment and emulation lab. Together the 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 Omnispace global NGSO satellite network will utilise the company’s 2 GHz spectrum allocation and operate in 3GPP band n256. It will deliver the power of 5G to billions of devices everywhere, enabling people and assets to communicate in real-time through a single, seamless global hybrid service.
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.
Brian Pemberton, VP for Sales & Marketing at Omnispace said: “We are pleased to announce that we’re tapping some of the brightest minds in the telecommunications and engineering sectors to help validate our global 5G NTN network.
“This partnership with TTP will help us grow our partner ecosystem with anyone requiring global real-time connectivity for mobile applications.”
Adrian Hillier, Next Generation Market lead at TTP added: “Omnispace is poised to be the leader in delivering this game-changing 5G NTN service. “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.”
The Omnispace 5G NTN lab and experience centre will not only emulate the capabilities of the future Omnispace system but also provide third parties with an environment to test and refine their products and applications to perform optimally on a 5G hybrid network.
Device and app providers, along with OEM manufacturers, can contact Omnispace to learn more about prototyping new products, services, and applications that will bring the power of 5G to life. Headquartered in the Washington D.C. area, and founded by veteran telecoms 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.