The companies will collaborate to evaluate and define the adaptation of advanced mobile broadcast technologies for operation on Ligado’s advanced satellite network
Bengaluru-based fabless semiconductor solutions company Saankhya Labs has partnered with American satellite communication (satcom) company Ligado Networks to jointly develop satcom products and technology.
As part of the agreement, the companies will collaborate to evaluate and define the adaptation of advanced mobile broadcast technologies for operation on Ligado’s advanced satellite network as Ligado gears up to enable the integration of standards-based satellite connectivity in the growing market for mobile broadcast and multicast services.
Ligado operates a mobile satellite service (MSS) for government and commercial customers across North America. It is also enhancing its MSS offerings and developing innovative 5G Mobile Private Network services for enterprise customers across various sectors.
“We’re working aggressively to advance 5G mobile private networks and believe that ubiquitous satellite and terrestrial connectivity is essential for enterprise users,” said Ligado Chief Technology Officer Maqbool Aliani.
“Pervasively-available, customized broadcast content delivery is an essential component of evolving enterprise networks, and Ligado’s advanced satellite network is uniquely positioned to deliver it in technical and economic harmony with standard 5G unicast and broadcast technologies,” Aliani added.
Saankhya Labs is experienced in design, development and deployment of mobile satellite service terminals and hub-side baseband and offers satcom solutions including satellite phone, two-way MSS terminals and end-to-end communication platform for Satellite IoT applications.
“Our heritage in Satcom and extensive experience in standards-based mobile broadcast technology development perfectly align with Ligado’s grand vision of delivering state-of-the-art mobile satellite content delivery services. Together, we will help create and address newer and greater opportunities delivering unprecedented value to customers,” said Saankhya Labs CEO Parag Naik.