OQ Technology confirms successful launch of Tiger - 4 LEOsatellite
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 2032and is forecasted to generate US$ 5 billion in 2032
OQ Technology is excited to announce the successful launch of its new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, Tiger-4 on board SpaceX Transporter-8 rideshare mission using the Flacon 9 rocket. This state-of-the-art satellite further strengthens OQ Technology’s innovative satellite network, bringing the company one step closer to achieving global coverage for its pioneering 5G NB-IoT services.
The launch took place successfully on June 12th, 2023, and the satellite was deployed from
the rocket into orbit.
The satellite signal was successfully detected and acquired by the Vilnius ground station the
next day. It is currently operating nominally.
OQ Technology made a major announcement earlier this year, detailing its goal of
expanding its constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites from three to ten. The
company is now well on track to achieving this objective, with the successful launch of the
Tiger-4 satellite representing a significant milestone in OQ's mission to provide ubiquitous
coverage of 5G NB-IoT connectivity to government and enterprise clients on a global scale.
The new satellite has been designed with standard 5G NTN protocol considerations to
support seamless integration and interoperability within terrestrial IoT ecosystems as set by
3GPP. It provides valuable solutions for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with reliable
solutions for critical IoT applications.
By working with notable partners OQ Technology reinforces its commitment to delivering
robust, reliable, and technologically superior services.
Omar Qaise, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at O Technology, said: “We are proud and
delighted to announce the successful launch of our new Tiger-4 satellite. The advanced
features and technologies of the satellite are a testament to the skill, commitment, and
expertise built up within our team. Tiger-4 showcases the cutting-edge engineering and
technical capabilities we now possess, enabling us to design and build world-class space
technologies. This satellite brings OQ a step closer to having a comprehensive network
supporting our commercial growth plans.”
Greater coverage, faster speeds
The importance of 5G technology in satellite IoT (Internet of Things) lies in its ability to
provide high-speed, reliable, and low-latency connectivity to a wide range of devices,
including those in remote and difficult-to-reach locations.
In satellite IoT, 5G technology enables the integration of satellite networks with terrestrial
networks, creating a seamless and unified network that can support a wide range of
applications, including smart agriculture, pipeline monitoring, transportation tracking, and
Moreover, 5G technology enables satellite IoT devices to operate in challenging
environments, such as harsh weather conditions, remote locations, or disaster areas, where
traditional communication networks may not be available.
Enabling secure, reliable, and affordable IoT and M2M solutions
Overall, 5G technology in satellite IoT can provide significant commercial benefits for
businesses, organizations, governments, and individuals by enabling the creation of a
connected and intelligent world that is more efficient, secure, and sustainable.
Tiger-4 will unlock a vast array of IoT solutions that have been specifically designed for land,
maritime, and aerospace applications.