July 1, 2022

OQ Technology to launch its second cell tower in space

OQ Technology will add another “cell tower in space” to its 5G IoT constellation. This technology will ultimately provide real-time global connectivity with ultra-reliable, low latency communication (URLLC).

With “Tiger-3”, OQ Technology expands its global constellation of satellites for 5G IoT applications. This most recent mission follows the successful launch and testing of its Tiger -2 satellite. In addition, it improves access, increases capacity and reduces revisit times for our customers.

OQ confirms Tiger-3 schedule to join 5G IoT constellation

OQ Technology founder said the company’s satellite and telecommunications capabilities are improving and become more powerful with each launch. Described as a ‘cell tower in space’, OQ’s new technology aims to provide real-time global connectivity. It offers ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) and massive machine-to-machine communications (mMTC) for applications in rural and remote areas.

In fact, this 5G IoT /M2M is particularly suitable for applications in various sectors. In particular oil and gas, logistics, mining and defense. Adhering to the global 3GPP standard for Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), enables OQ to deliver a cost-effective and highly scalable system. In addition, it provides access to a large ecosystem of cellular chip suppliers and operators. According to OQ, the satellite will be launched in 2022.

OQ Tchnology undertakes various more advanced operations

In addition to testing the Tiger-2 satellite, the company tested its user terminal in harsh desert conditions. During these tests, OQ was able to collect data on client assets, by connecting smart meters to the satellite.

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During these tests, OQ Technology was able to send the terminal’s GPS position to the satellite from inside a moving car with no direct line of sight to the sky. Even buried in the desert sands, the terminal continued to send signals to the satellite. It is therefore ideally suited for many agricultural applications. In addition, the high level of signal-to-noise ratio exceeded OQ’s high expectations.

This ability to track terminals even indoors and covered in sand has enabled OQ tooffer other innovative services to its customers. It opens the door to many potential use cases that other satellite operators cannot provide. And it demonstrates the impact and possibilities of this new generation of 5G satellite.

In addition, this product works equally well with GSM / LTE-M / NB-IoT as well as satellite uplink and downlink. he can connect to a maximum of 1000 sensors using multiple inputs / outputs. It supports multiple SIM cards and can be powered by a battery that survives for several years.

OQ Technology aims to connect 70 to 80% of the world without internet access, initially providing possibilities for latency tolerant applications.