OQTech Logo
Press ReleaseBlog
photo OQ

Feb 8, 2024

OQ Technology Signs Contract with ESA for Direct-to-Cell Feasibility Study

OQ Technology, a global satellite narrowband IoT connectivity operator, has signed a contract with the European Space Agency for a feasibility study of Direct-to-Cell connectivity. The contract (named as MACSAT 2.0) is funded by the Luxembourg government under LuxImpulse program that aims to foster Luxembourg and European space initiatives through the national space program.

Read
RS Solutions

Jan 23, 2024

OQ Technology and Round Solutions Partner for Global Satellite IoT Connectivity

OQ Technology and Round Solutions GmbH signed a Memorandum of Understanding strategic partnership between RS and OQ to enable the two parties to sell and promote each other's products and services in global standard 3GPP 5G NB-IoT connectivity for machines and devices in remote and rural areas.
Read
OQ 2023

Dec 30, 2023

2023 - A Year of Growth and Innovation for OQ

2023 Year End Wrap-Up!
Read
OQ & Telefonica teams during their visit to OQ control center in Luxembourg

Nov 19, 2023

OQ Technology and o2 Telefónica Join Forces for Global 5G IoT Connectivity

  • Expanded Reach: OQ Technology's NB-IoT services extend o2 Telefónica's global reach to over 130 counties
  • Boosting Connectivity: Aiming to connect in the range of seven (7) digits worth of SIMs to the OQ network by 2030, showcasing potential for massive scale deployment
  • Cutting-Edge Infrastructure: Leveraging OQ's 3GPP LEO constellation, O2 Telefónica enables 5G IoT connectivity for NB-IoT standards-compliant devices
Read
Transporter-9 launch

Nov 14, 2023

OQ Technology Successfully Launches Two 5G IoT Satellites on Transporter-9

California – Vandenberg Space Force Base - November 11, 2023, OQ Technology is thrilled to announce the successful launch of its two new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites: TIGER-5 and TIGER-6, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (rideshare mission Transporter-9).
Read
OQ Team receiving the award during the ceremony held in Dubai

Oct 12, 2023

OQ Technology Clinches Best Satellite IoT Award at Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2023

• OQ Technology's groundbreaking IoT applications enhance efficiencies and deliver invaluable data and insights across pivotal industries
• OQ Technology's 5G NB-IoT solutions are propelling the digital transformation of essential applications, including the tracking and monitoring of assets in remote locations

Read
MACSAT

Oct 12, 2023

OQ Technology Confirms Successful Launch of MACSAT Satellite

• MACSAT will amplify OQ Technology's commercial activities further, raising its tally to six (6) LEO satellites. This sets the stage for a total of 10 satellites by 2023.
• MACSAT's cutting-edge capabilities will elevate OQ Technology's standing in the cellular Direct-to-Device (D2D) domain, benefiting diverse sectors, such as Energy (Oil & Gas, Utilities, Renewables), Government, Transportation & Logistics, Agriculture, and Maritime.

Read
MACSAT

Sep 20, 2023

OQ Technology Prepares for MACSAT Launch Aboard Arianespace’s Vega This October

• MACSAT is helmed by OQ Technology under a European Space Agency (ESA) contract as part of Luxembourg’s National Space Program (LuxIMPULSE), funded by the Luxembourg Government

• This launch will enhance OQ Technology's satellite network, rising its count to six (6) LEO satellites, setting the stage for their envisioned 72-satellite fleet by 2025

• MACSAT's state-of-the-art capabilities will magnify OQ Technology's prominence in the cellular Direct-to-Device (D2D) realm, indicating its readiness to serve diverse sectors

Read
nato

Sep 3, 2023

Join the Discussion of the New NATO Innovation Fund

Our CEO Omar Qaise will be speaking at the upcoming Event "NATO Innovation Fund: Opportunities for innovators, start-ups and co-investors" organzied by Luxembourg Directorate of Defence, on behalf of Minister of Defence François Bausch, and hosted by Luxinnovation GIE on 4th September at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. He will be discussing the importance of the new established 1 Billion EUR #NATO fund to the #newspace start-ups and how can that benefit the pressing needs of the #Defence sector and #NATO members, what difference can it make and what are the challenges and opportunities.
Read
Aramco: Setting on the Table: Motaz Al Mashouk , Senior Vice President of Engineering Standing: Ahmad Al Saadi  Executive  VP TECHNICAL SERVICES Moxa: Setting on the Table: Johnny Wang   Head of Product Development of MOXA INC Standing: Michael Ln, President of MOXA INC. OQ Technology: Setting on Table: Omar Qaise, Founder & CEO

Jul 19, 2023

Aramco and OQ Technology Strengthen Ties with New Technology Connectivity MoU

• OQ Technology to expand Satellite IoT services and solutions for connecting Aramco’s Intelligent Integrated Node (IIN) technology

• The new MoU will create investment opportunities by converging automation and connectivity technologies, driving value creation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Read
ERMIS

Jul 4, 2023

OQ Technology Wins a € 1.1 Million ESA Contract to Build Three Advanced Nanosatellites

Athens, 04/06/2023 OQ Technology has been successfully awarded a € 1.1 Million contract to design, build, integrate, test and demonstrate three advanced nanosatellites featuring multiple payloads providing space-based 5G narrowband internet-of-things (IoT) communications services, an optical communications link, as well as hyperspectral Earth observation data to support precision agriculture as part of the ERMIS mission. ERMIS [Hellenic Cubesat Demonstration Mission] is a pathfinder demonstration of key space connectivity capabilities linked to Greece’s 200M€ national small satellite project using a constellation of small satellites.
Read
Tiger-4 Launch

Jun 14, 2023

OQ Technology confirms successful launch of Tiger - 4 LEO satellite

• The additional 5G NB-IoT satellite will increase speed, capacity, and coverage while acting as an enabler for enterprise and government customers

• This will benefit a range of sectors, including Energy (Oil & Gas, Utilities, Renewable), Government, Transportation & Logistics, Agriculture, and Maritime

• The satellite IoT market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20% between 2023 and 2032 and is forecasted to generate US$ 5 billion in 2032

Read
iot squared and OQ

May 15, 2023

Saudi Arabia to benefit from new satellite IoT services developed by iot squared and OQ Technology

New partnership aims to improve traffic, energy, safety and quality of life

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15 May 2023 – iot squared, an Internet of things (IoT) technology company and a joint venture between Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and stc Group (stc), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OQ Technology, the world's first global satellite telecom operator for IoT connectivity using 5G protocol. The MoU was signed by Shabbab Al Ghamdi -Public IoT Solutions VP, and Omar Qaise, Founder and CEO of OQ Technology.

Read
OQ

Apr 17, 2023

OQ Technology Starts Commercial Service Using Its 5G Satellite Constellation for IoT Devices

OQ Technology, the pioneer of 5G IoT (Internet of Things) satellite services, has announced the first commercial contract for using the world’s first constellation of LEO satellites to provide 5G coverage for IoT devices. The contract, close to 1 million EUR, is with an unnamed customer described as one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. The initial customer service package covers the year 2023 with the option for future extension plans.

OQ Technology also launches the world’s first secure private network service based on a 5G IoT satellite constellation in LEO

Read
Luxembourg-OQ-technology-licence

Mar 17, 2023

Government of Luxembourg grants Space Activity License to OQ Technology

The operator of the world’s first narrowband-IoT constellation for 5G connectivity among the first to receive the new license.

The Government of Luxembourg has granted OQ Technology a Space Activity License for future satellite launches and operations as part of its growing satellite constellation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

Read
OQ-Technology-Nanoavionics-Space-Inventor

Mar 13, 2023

OQ Technology to become world’s largest 5G NB-IoT LEO-satellite operator!

OQ Technology to become the world’s largest 5G NB-IoT LEO-satellite operator

Company plans to grow its constellation from three to ten this year, enhancing its 5G narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity service based on 3GPP for non-terrestrial networks

Read
OQ-Technology-MWC23-event-barcelona

Feb 16, 2023

We are excited to announce that OQ Technology will be participating in the #MWC23 event in Barcelona!

We will be located in hall 7 at 7D70 booth, where we will be showcasing our latest innovations and products.

MWC23 is one of the world's largest and most prestigious events for the mobile industry, bringing together leading companies and experts from around the world. It provides a unique opportunity to network, share ideas, and explore the latest technologies and trends in the field.

Read
Entrepreneur

Feb 16, 2023

We have been featured in the prestigious magazine Entrepreneur Middle East in a recent interview with our CEO for a report regarding the KSA startup ecosystem.

As a key company with global expansion, OQ Technology is the first company in the world to offer #satellite #5G #IoT connectivity with a growing presence in Saudi Arabia - We are very proud to be part of #Aramco Wa'ed Ventures and we have big plans for the #MENA region with our innovative narrowband satellite solution.
Read
LEAP 2 speeches

Feb 4, 2023

2 speeches from our CEO at LEAP 2023!

Our CEO is invited for 2 speaking sessions in the LEAP 2023, the biggest tech event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

EU Global Action on Space "How to build a successful business bridge between Europe & Saudi Arabia" 🗓️ Tuesday, Feb 6th, 13:05 (GMT+3) 📍 Event Stage: DeepFest

"We need more space" Panel discussion by WAED 🗓️ Monday, Feb 6, 4:00-4:45 PM · 45 min. (GMT+3) 📍 Event Stage: CODE

Read
LEAP

Feb 3, 2023

LEAP23 event participation with 2 speeches from our CEO!

Excited to announce that our company will be participating in the LEAP23 event in Riyadh, the biggest tech conference in the Kingdom!

🗓️ Tuesday, 02/07/23 📍Aramco Booth

Read
Iktva

Jan 26, 2023

OQ Technology is participating in the flagship Aramco's Forum & Exhibition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “aramco iktva”.

Exciting news from OQ Technology! We are thrilled to announce that we will be participating in the “aramco iktva” Forum & Exhibition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. iktva is Aramco’s flagship suppliers event.

Find us in Booth DS07 (Next to the medical booth) in the Digital Pavilion

Read
oq-technology-aramco-pilot-testing

Jan 12, 2023

Real-Life Demo with CST for Satellite 5G IoT by OQ technology

OQ Technology has successfully conducted a real-life pilot test with the Saudi Communication, Space, and Technology Commission (CST) in collaboration with the oil and gas company Saudi Aramco and the Saudi Ministry of Energy for connecting remote assets such as pipelines and smart meters) into OQ Technology’s LEO satellites using Rel 17 5G Internet-of-Things technology.
Read
OQ 2022 Achievements

Jan 3, 2023

Our main achievements for 2022!

The new year has started and we look back at an amazing and successful 2022 for OQ Technology. We are looking forward to making 2023 even more exciting and successful than the last one with many launches and closings ahead!

Read
Patent

Dec 8, 2022

US Patent and Trademark Office grants OQ Technology two further patents for the world’s first 5G IoT satellite constellation in low Earth orbit

Luxembourg, 8 December 2022 – The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted OQ Technology, the pioneer of 5G IoT satellite services, patents for its “frequency synchronisation” and “timing synchronisation” technology. The two synchronisation technologies are already used for communicating with the satellites in the company’s growing 5G IoT (Internet of Things) constellation connecting IoT devices globally.
Read
Jeremy Dracis (OQ Technology) & Charles Koener (Luxembourg Space Agency) with MACSAT model at the Space Tech Europe event in Bremen

Dec 1, 2022

OQ Technology announces launch date for the 5G IoT “MACSAT” mission

• Funded by Luxembourg Government and managed by the European Space Agency (ESA) • Mission aims at to demonstrateing advanced 5G IoT (Internet of Things) services

Read
Marlink

Sep 29, 2022

Marlink and OQ Technology Sign MoU for Global Distribution Partnership to Address Key Satellite IoT Connectivity

• First step towards development of combined hybrid terrestrial and satellite 5G IoT putting the partners in a unique competitive position

Read
Aramco

Sep 1, 2022

Aramco’s Wa’ed Ventures and Phaistos Investment Fund Invest 13 Million Euro in Global Spacetech Company OQ Technology

• Series A funding will be used to expand OQ’s operations globally, in particular Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia and Greece • Together with its 5G IoT satellite constellation, OQ stands as the first satellite and network operator in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region to offer such service

Read
Falcon 9

Apr 5, 2022

TIGER-3 Satellite Successfully Launched into Orbit

Florida, 2 April 2022 – OQ Technology confirms the successful launch of its third satellite mission Tiger-3 aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission Transporter-4. The Launch took place exactly at the planned date on the 1st of April 2022 at 12:24 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Read
Spacex

Apr 1, 2022

Launch of TIGER-3 Satellite Targeted for 1st April

Florida, 1 April 2022 - OQ Technology, a space-based 5G IoT communication company, is advised that their Tiger-3 satellite mission is targeted to launch on the 1st of April 2022 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida with a launch window opening at 12:24 p.m. ET, or 16:24 UTC onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-4 mission.

Read
Alif

Mar 3, 2022

Alif Semiconductor™ and OQ Technology™ to deploy NB-IoT connectivity for hybrid terrestrial-satellite networks

California, USA, and Luxembourg, Europe, March 03, 2022 – Alif Semiconductor, a global provider of microcontrollers and fusion processors, and IoT satellite operator OQ Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a narrowband internet-of-things (NB-IoT) solution for hybrid terrestrial satellite networking. Alifs fingertip sized, highly integrated cellular enabled IoT devices, will allow users to roam freely between mobile networks on the ground and OQ’s IoT satellite constellation anywhere in the world.

Read
uspto

Feb 16, 2022

US Patent and Trademark Office Grants OQ Technology its First Satellite IoT Patent

Luxembourg, 16 February 2022 OQ Technology, a global 5G IoT satellite operator, has been granted a patent for its IoT (internet of things) ‘wake-up’ technology by the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is the first out of the company’s six patent applications in the US and the EU.
Read
oq tech

Jan 20, 2022

OHB, LuxSpace and OQ Technology sign MOU to explore collaboration for IoT services

Luxembourg, 18 Jan 2022 – OHB SE (OHB), one of Europe’s leading space companies, its subsidiary LuxSpace, a provider of space systems, applications and services, and OQ Technology (OQ), a global satellite operator, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) service sector.
Read
5g tiger 3

Nov 18, 2021

OQ Technology to Add Another ‘Cell Tower in Space’ to its 5G IoT Constellation

Bremen, 17 November 2021 – 5G IoT satellite operator OQ Technology has announced the upcoming launch of its second ‘cell tower in space’. Ramping up its global satellite constellation for 5G IoT applications, OQ Technology’s latest mission, ‘Tiger-3’, follows the successful launch and tests of its Tiger-2 satellite in June this year. The satellite will be launched in 2022.
Read
oq ue

Oct 27, 2021

OQ Technology Successfully Proofs Indoor Tracking Inside a Moving Car via its 5G IoT Nanosatellite

5G satellite operator OQ Technology has successfully completed the in orbit commissioning (IOC) of its Tiger-2 nanosatellite, and is ready to commence customer demonstrations.
Read
photo

Oct 17, 2021

OQ in Two Trade Shows in Dubai: VISIT US!

OQ Technology will be exhibiting in two major trade events that will take place this month in the United Arab Emirates: GITEX and IAC 2021
Read
govsat

Sep 29, 2021

OQ Technology and GovSat sign MOU to Collaborate on IoT Products for Defence and Government Sectors

OQ Technology and GovSat, a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and satellite operator SES, have signed an MoU to collaborate on developing and testing satellite-based IoT products aimed at defence and government sectors.
Read
patent

Sep 23, 2021

OQ Technology Reveals Patent Portfolio in the US and Europe

Luxembourg, 21 September 2021 – 5G satellite operator OQ Technology has revealed six pending patent applications in the USA and in Europe that will improve satellite-based IoT and M2M communications in remote locations.
Read
spacex

Sep 14, 2021

Story Coverage: OQ Technology and the Big Picture

"The billionaires aren't the only ones going to space this summer. Companies like OQ Technology are continuing to shoot nanosatellites into low Earth orbit ..."
Read
team

Aug 30, 2021

The Team Behind OQ Success: Cover Story by Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

Based in Wasserbillig and Leudelange, OQ Technology is developing a technology capable of managing a communication network dedicated to battery-powered connected objects located in remote areas. Read the full story.
Read
5g

Jul 7, 2021

OQ Technology Secures 5G Frequency Test License and Establishes the First European LEO Satellite 5G Lab in Luxembourg

Luxembourg - 07.07.2021

OQ Technology has been granted an experimental license for accessing critical satellite 5G frequencies in Luxembourg.

Read
falcon 9

Jul 1, 2021

SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF TIGER-2 SATELLITE ABOARD SPACEX TRANSPORTER-2 MISSION

Cape Canaveral, 30.06.2021 - SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lift off successfully at 03:31 PM EDT (19:31 GMT) carrying 88 satellite within a rideshare mission known as Transporter-2. Among those satellites is OQ Technology's Tiger-2 satellite.

Read
falcon 9

Jun 29, 2021

COUNT DOWN: TIGER-2 LAUNCH EVENT

WATCH LIVE THE LAUNCH OF OUR TIGER-2 MISSION ON SPACEX FALCON 9

Read
Tiger-2 with Solar Panels Deployed

Jun 21, 2021

OQ TECHNOLOGY READY TO LAUNCH COMMERCIAL 5G IoT SATELLITE ABOARD SPACEX

As a multinational satellite 5G internet-of things (IoT) operator, we will be launching our first commercial satellite to a sun synchronous orbit.
Read
Ground Station

Jun 3, 2021

OQ Technology To Build a LEO Satellite Control Center In Luxembourg

Luxembourg - 03.06.2021 OQ Technology has contracted Leaf Space to procure a satellite ground station to be installed in Luxembourg and connect to OQ’s newly established satellite control center in Leudelange.

"Photo courtesy of Fleet Space Technologies"

Read
ESA 5G AGILE OQ

May 27, 2021

OQ TECHNOLOGY WINS ESA’s TENDER OF SATELLITE 5G AGILE NETWORKS

Noordwijk - Netherlands 27.05.2021

OQ TECHNOLOGY wins its fourth contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the first one under the ARTES Advanced Studies program. The contract was settled to OQ TECHNOLOGY after a pan European tendering process that started in Q2 2020 last year under the topic “AGILE NETWORK CONFIGURATION FOR 5G INTERNET-OF-THINGS SERVICES OVER SATELLITE” (ARTES AT 3A.109).

Read
5G IoT Modem

May 24, 2021

First Satellite 5G IoT Modem Revealed

OQ Technology provides users with 5G IoT connectivity service combined with a full product.
Read
OQ Neo IoT

May 6, 2021

OQ Technology and Neo Things IoT Partner for Brazilian Satellite IoT Market Access

São Paulo - 6/5/2021

OQ Technology, a multinational satellite 5G IoT company has partnered with Neo Things IoT, addressing the satellite IoT market in Brazil, especially in the agritech field.

Read
China Space Conference

Apr 26, 2021

OQ Technology at the 2021 China Commercial Space Symposium

OQ Technology was invited to give a keynote speech at the 2021 China Space Conference.
Read
OQ Nanoavionics

Apr 7, 2021

OQ Technology Selects NanoAvionics for its MACSAT Satellite IoT Mission

NanoAvionics was selected by OQ Technology to build its MACSAT satellite mission aiming to demonstrate 5G Internet-of-Things service from Low Earth Orbit.
Read
City PressRelease

Feb 15, 2021

OQ Technology Signs 2 Million Euro Contract with ESA under Luxembourg National Space Programme for Satellite IoT Mission

OQ Technology Signs 2 Million Euro Contract with ESA under Luxembourg National Space Programme for Satellite IoT Mission
Read
Mbrsc

Jan 24, 2021

New MBRSC Partnership

MBRSC and OQ Technology Partnership
Read
ETSI Logo

Mar 4, 2020

OQ Tech' Joins ETSI and 3GPP Groups

OQ Technology Joins ETSI and 3GPP Groups
Read
logo 2

Nov 1, 2019

Satellite 5G IoT: Interview with Luxembourg Space Agency

Luxembourg-based OQ Technology recently used GomSpace’s two GOM-X4 cubesats in low Earth orbit to demonstrate waveforms for a future constellation. The tests began in July and will continue until the end of the year.
Read
logo

Oct 30, 2019

OQ Technology Successfully Tests Promising 5G IoT Technology In Orbit Using Nanosatellites

OQ Technology, a Luxembourg-based satellite IoT and M2M service company has successfully tested Narrow-Band IoT waveforms and synchronisation procedures using a third-party nanosatellite.
Read
OQ Tech Tiger

Jul 19, 2019

New Contract for the TIGER Mission

OQ Technology & GomSpace Sign Contract for the TIGER Mission
Read
antenna

Mar 1, 2019

Successful Antenna Tests

Read
OQ Gouv

Sep 19, 2018

Our First Satellite Mission

Funding for Our First Satellite Mission: Press Release by Ministry of Economy & Space Agency
Read
oil and gas

Nov 2, 2017

OQ Technology Scores Finalist at the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017

OQ Technology is proud to have scored finalist position within the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 out of more than 400 competing startup companies around the world.
Read
esa

Jan 1, 2017

Second Contract Signature with the European Space Agency (ESA)

OQ Technology has proudly landed a second contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for an IoT Satellite Constellation Design.

Read
esa

Jan 1, 2016

Contract Signature with the European Space Agency (ESA)

OQ Technology is awarded a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of AI based IoT Platform.

Read