Cubic & Kymeta team up on hybrid network platform
The ground-breaking network platform enables blended LTE and satellite-based connectivity services
Military, first responders and commercial customers across numerous land-based mobile verticals can now operate with a vital ‘always-on’ communications connectivity solution, switching from satellite to cellular connectivity seamlessly. Cubic Telecom, the global connectivity technology provider, has partnered with Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global.
Cubic and Kymeta’s technology collaboration brings secure, hyper-efficient, and highly-optimized connectivity to industries such as the military, emergency response, transportation, recreational and overland adventure vehicles. This radical satellite-cellular hybrid package combines LTE and satellite connectivity using Kymeta’s flat panel electronically steered antenna technology.
Buses, vehicle fleets, maritime vessels, ferries, trucks, and trains can leverage the optimal aspects of both satellite and cellular network technologies to provide highly reliable connections. The network connectivity occurs seamlessly to ensure that users remain connected anywhere in the world, even at sea, in the midst of a mountain rescue, or in the middle of a desert.
“Cubic’s LTE and 5G networks, partnered with Kymeta’s satellite connectivity solution, allows true mobility with complete coverage of the Earth. By combining these communication networks, we can provide enhanced products and services at a sustainable economy of scale, while supporting essential communications,” said Barry Napier, CEO and Executive Chairman at Cubic Telecom.
The Kymeta network software leverages the best of satellite and cellular networks to deliver cost savings and increased reliability to the user. These technologies make cellular and satellite more accessible and more commercially viable than ever with an easy to deploy and affordable solution.
“By integrating Kymeta’s industry-defining services platform with Cubic’s global managed cellular network, we have established a partnership that will continue to offer advanced services to established and emerging markets”, said Walter Berger, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kymeta. “With this partnership, we now offer a single integrated solution providing the hardware to connect to satellite and cellular from any moving platform, the satellite and cellular services to connect the user, and an entire platform of services and tools to manage a user’s network so that each experience can be optimized for each user.”
Kymeta will launch the connectivity platform in the US and Europe first, then will expand to other countries around the world.
Kymeta is unlocking the potential of satellite connectivity, combined with cellular networks, to satisfy the overwhelming demand for global ubiquitous mobile connectivity. The company’s flat-panel satellite antenna, the first of its kind, and Kymeta™ Connect connectivity services provide revolutionary mobile connectivity on satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular networks to customers around the world. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta terminal addresses the need for lightweight, slim, and high-throughput communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite. Kymeta makes connecting easy – for any vehicle, vessel, or fixed platform.
Kymeta is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington.
For more information, visit kymetacorp.com.
About Cubic Telecom
Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity management software supplier that offers mobility solutions powering connectivity for leading Internet of things (IoT), automotive and mobile device companies across the globe.
An expert in Connected Intelligence, Cubic Telecom enables global scalability with local connectivity anytime, anywhere. Cubic provides connectivity in over 180 countries; the most robust network, device and retail partnerships worldwide; and flexible over-the-air (OTA) device management for clients and partners.
Cubic creates connectivity where there was none before, with a belief in the future of things: a future where everything is connected. Clients which also believe in this work include Audi, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Woolworths, e.GO and Skoda.
Based in Dublin Ireland, Cubic Telecom’s partners and customers include some of the world’s leading Fortune 100 tablet and notebook manufacturers, retailers, and automotive companies. The company is privately held with over €110 million in funding by Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Qualcomm, Valid, the European Investment Bank, Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, among others.
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