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Skylo Certifies Sony’s Altair ALT1250 Chipset for Satellite Connectivity 

By Rachel Jewett | May 1, 2024
    Sony ALT1250 chipset. Photo: Sony

    Sony ALT1250 chipset. Photo: Sony

    Skylo Technologies has certified the Sony Semiconductor Israel ALT1250 chipset as part of the Skylo Certification Program, which means all devices with the chipset will support cellular and satellite connectivity. Devices equipped with the ALT1250 chipset can operate on Skylo’s satellite network. This will support connectivity for remote tracking and sensing, IoT devices, wearables, and global communication solutions. 

    Sony’s ALT1250 chipset is engineered for devices which prioritize battery life and small size. The chipset is 5G ready, with dual-mode CAT-M & narrowband IoT connectivity with 2G fallback and optional satellite connectivity. 

    “This certification milestone will simplify module and end-device onboarding to Skylo’s enabled NTN,” said Dima Feldman, VP of product management and marketing at Sony Semiconductor Israel. “Our OneSKU technology now includes satellite communication and opens up a myriad of possibilities for innovation providing connectivity in multiple countries around the globe, both in urban and remote areas.”  

    Connectivity plans and devices are available through a Skylo mobile service provider partner.