Advanced Television


T-Mobile, Starlink under threat over cellular

Washington DC-based Omnispace, which wants to operate a global 5G satellite-to-cell phone service, has written to the FCC complaining that a rival system from T-Mobile and Starlink will “constantly” interfere with its own plans. SpaceX is currently looking to combine its Starlink low Earth orbiting satellites with T-Mobile’s terrestrial wireless network and expanding space-terrestrial services […]

August 24, 2023

Ligado, Omnispace merge satellite licences

Ligado Networks and Omnispace have signed an MOU to combine their respective licensed mobile satellite services (MSS) spectrum to enable what they claim will be the world’s most capable space-based, direct-to-device (D2D) solutions for global voice, text and data connectivity. The pair say that this means they will create large blocks of satellite spectrum in […]

February 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

Smart, Omnispace explore space-based 5G tech

Philippine telco company PLDT’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) is collaborating with US-based mobile connectivity specialist Omnispace to explore and demonstrate the capabilities of space-based 5G communications using low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. “This collaboration with Omnispace will allow our companies to work together to define use cases for the Philippine market,” stated Arvin L. […]

August 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Omnispace wants LEO/MEO system for 5G

Washington DC-based Omnispace is a relatively new name in the satellite industry. It says in its mission statement that it wants to “redefine mobile connectivity for the 21st century”. It has recently raised $60 million (€49.3m) in equity financing. Omnispace says it wants to build a global 5G hybrid mobile network. It has already booked […]

February 16, 2021