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