Cubic & Kymeta team up on hybrid network platform

Emergency services, NGOs and the military among many sectors to benefit from ground-breaking ‘always-on’ connectivity

Lifesaving first responders, military and rescue teams can now operate with a vital ‘always-on’ communications connectivity, previously unavailable, which enables vehicles to switch from satellite to cellular connectivity. Cubic Telecom, the global connectivity technology provider, has partnered with US satellite communications company Kymeta to combat the problems faced by critical response teams in remaining connected, particularly in difficult situations and terrain.

Cubic and Kymeta’s technology collaboration brings safer, more secure and hyper-efficient connectivity for industries such as the military, emergency response and transport. This radical satellite-cellular hybrid package combines LTE with satellite coverage.  Buses, vehicle fleets, maritime vessels, ferries, trucks and trains will automatically switch to the satellite network in the event of a drop in cellular coverage, allowing users to remain connected anywhere in the world, even at sea, in the midst of a mountain rescue or in the middle of a desert.

“Satellite communication is dependent on having a clear line of sight from the satellite to the device with no obstructions. Cubic’s LTE and 5G networks partnered with Kymeta’s satellite is a truly mobile solution 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 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 this hybrid connectivity solution in the US and Europe first, then will expand to other countries around the world.

Article Published: 10/03/2020