Sep 29, 2022
Marlink and OQ Technology Sign MoU for Global Distribution Partnership to Address Key Satellite IoT Connectivity
Left to right: Omar Qaise (CEO OQ Technology), Olivier Gommes (Marlink Director of Innovation and Technology), Alban Gibassier (Business Developmen Manager)
Paris, 27 September 2022 – Marlink, a global satellite and terrestrial network solution provider, (www.marlink.com) and OQ Technology (www.oqtec.com), the low Earth orbit (LEO) 5G IoT satellite communications company, announced the signing of a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) for joint global partnership towards the distribution of Satellite 5G connectivity and hardware that is compatible with existing cellular network and based on the 3gpp 5g non-terrestrial network cellular standard. The agreement paves the way for Marlink to commercialise OQ Technology services across key enterprise verticals including Enterprise, Agriculture, Maritime, Energy, Telcos and Government, but also for leveraging Marlink’s capabilities, services, and network to expand OQ Technology global coverage.
The partnership includes introducing OQ product to Marlink customers for pilot testing around the globe and also working with Marlink towards the commercial phase. In return OQ Technology will offer Marlink discounted pricing as an early adopter. The partnership reflects the deepening cooperation between the two companies.
Marlink has more than 70+ years’ experience in providing satellite and terrestrial network solutions and is Number 1 Maritime VSAT Connectivity Provider with fully managed end-to-end network solutions combining high-quality hybrid connectivity with a range of managed IT, IoT and OT and Cyber security solutions with a global, high-quality network infrastructure including strategic PoPs, fully owned teleports and world-class Network Operations Centres.
OQ’s ‘cell-tower inside the satellite’ technology aims to provide real-time global connectivity with ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) and massive machine type communications (mMTC) for applications in rural and remote areas. The company’s 5G IoT/M2M communication constellation is particularly suited for applications in industries such as oil, gas, logistics, mining and defence. Following the global standard of 3GPP of narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), allows OQ to provide a cost effective and highly scalable system as well as access to a large ecosystem of cellular chip vendors and operators.
OQ Technology Chief Executive Officer, Omar Qaise said "This partnership with Marlink offers us a significant opportunity to combine our LEO 5G IoT connectivity solutions, expanding our global capacity and further enhancing our commercial service. Drawing on Marlink’s decades of experience in serving the satellite industry, coupled with OQ Tech’s substantial business momentum, the MoU demonstrates our collaborative approach to scaling up our LEO connectivity services. We are thrilled to see our services come together to expand connectivity solutions to enterprises”*
Marlink Director Technology & Innovation, Olivier GOMMES said «The partnership with OQ Technology will deliver a new LEO 5G IoT solution which represents a valuable addition to the Marlink smart network solutions portfolio, providing further choice for our customers with new IoT LEO service and driving the digital transformation of our customers. We seamlessly integrate multi-band satellite communications, fibre, microwave and 4G / LTE to create a resilient hybrid network that connects customers remote operations to corporate offices and the cloud. »
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About OQ Technology OQ Technology is the world’s first satellite cellular 5G IoT operator that provides global cellular Internet-of-Things and Machine-to-Machine communication solutions through satellites. The company has successfully implemented and demonstrated Narrowband IoT connectivity over Low Earth Orbit satellites and is deploying a global constellation to provide 3GPP compatible satellite IoT telecommunication services for mobile operators and customers in industries such as energy, mining, logistics, maritime, agriculture, and defence. The company’s patented technology that can be easily embedded in existing cellular chips allows billions of users around the world to have ubiquitous IoT connectivity anywhere and using both terrestrial and satellite networks. www.oqtec.com | https://twitter.com/oqtec| https://www.linkedin.com/company/oqtechnologysarl
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