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Rivada adds GlobalSat for LatAm

December 5, 2023

By Chris Forrester

Rivada Space Networks has partnered with GlobalSat Group to bring Rivada’s planned ‘OuterNET’ satellite system to Latin America.

GlobalSat, a provider of mission-critical satellite and wireless connectivity solutions, will use the OuterNET seamless connectivity to provide a next-generation network for customers in the energy, government NGO, agriculture, utilities and transportation sectors throughout the Americas and beyond.

Rivada’s satellites are not yet in space. The first satellite launch is set for 2025, with global service starting in 2026. Terran Orbital is building Rivada’s satellites.

Rivada’s OuterNet is a planned global low-latency constellation which will use laser links for ultra-fast communications.

GlobalSat CEO, Alberto Palacios, said: “Rivada’s OuterNET will deliver ultra-secure and reliable connectivity anywhere in the world and is particularly relevant for business and government operations within our footprint. We are very excited with this partnership, which will allow our current and future customers to access the enormous improvements this unique LEO constellation will provide over legacy infrastructure, as we strive to develop new technologies and services that improve and enhance our customers’ experience and improve their ability to operate in remote and challenging environments.”

Declan Ganley, CEO, Rivada Space Networks, added: “We are delighted to be working with such an innovative company as GlobalSat and honored to be chosen as their enterprise grade LEO operator for Latin America. The OuterNET, a completely new type of LEO constellation, allows satellites to go beyond their traditional role of gap-filler and this fully-interconnected space network independent of terrestrial infrastructure is rapidly becoming the network of choice for resilient and secure communications.”

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