Today, Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT) announced that they will be showcasing with Nokia the benefits of a Band 53 TDD-LTE solution for private network applications geared specifically to the critical communications needs of utilities around the world at the upcoming UTC Telecom & Technology Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
This Conference will host thousands of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals and potential technology partners who are all dedicated to modernizing our utilities’ infrastructure and, thus, provides the perfect venue to demonstrate the capabilities of Band 53’s dedicated LTE spectrum when deployed to handle the mission critical communications needs of electric, gas and water utilities.
Utilities have not had dedicated spectrum available capable of delivering the growing bandwidth demand of their applications. And they lack an efficient private broadband solution for remote sites such as wind farms as well as areas of the grid with a limited widely dispersed need for communications. With Nokia’s private LTE solutions with terrestrial capabilities based on Band 53, these needs can now be met.
Globalstar’s Band 53, which received 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) approval in December 2018, is well suited to meet the wireless connectivity demands of modern utilities. Globalstar’s terrestrial Band 53 holds physical, regulatory and ecosystem qualities that distinguish it from other 5G spectrum allocations.
“With favorable propagation characteristics including low interference, high capacity and nationwide availability, Band 53 is ideal to support next generation services as utilities undergo a technological transformation requiring extending communications to the edge of their grid,” says Jay Monroe, Executive Chairman, Globalstar.
Nokia is committed to developing solutions for private LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G technology, continuing its focus on IoT solutions for a host of different industries, including utilities. Band 53 and the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud platform offer pervasive connectivity for critical communications that ensure the needs of utilities’ advanced applications are met.
“Our digital automation platform brings reliable and secure high capacity, low latency and wide coverage mobile broadband for terminals, sensors and other devices to meet the needs for mission and business critical industrial connectivity and digital transformation,” says Stephan Litjens, General Manager, Nokia Digital Automation. “Communications is essential for extending automation to the edge of the grid for the required increased efficiency, reliability and safety as utilities transform their business models”.
Globalstar is a leading provider of customizable Satellite IoT Solutions for customers around the world in industries such as oil and gas, transportation, emergency management, government, maritime and outdoor recreation. A pioneer of mobile satellite voice and data services, Globalstar allows businesses to streamline operations by connecting people to their devices, supplying personal safety and communication, and automating data to more easily monitor and manage mobile assets via the Globalstar Satellite Network. The Company's Commercial IoT product portfolio includes the industry-acclaimed SmartOne asset tracking products, Simplex satellite transmitters, and the SPOT® product line of personal safety, asset and communication devices, all supported on SPOT My Globalstar, a robust cloud-based back office solution. Completing the satellite product suite are Duplex satellite data modems, the innovative Sat-Fi2 satellite Wi-Fi hotspot, with all product solutions offering a variety of data service plans. Learn more at Globalstar.com
Marcy O'Leary, Globalstar, Inc.