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Ahead of 2018 LPGAN Launch, Magnitude Space Rebrands as Hiber

By | November 27, 2017
Hiber Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ernst Peter Hovinga. Photo: Hiber.

Hiber Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ernst Peter Hovinga. Photo: Hiber.

Dutch satellite company Magnitude Space is rebranding under a new name, Hiber, to reflect the importance of the launch of its new Low Power Global Area Network (LPGAN) in 2018. According to Hiber, the LPGAN represents the company’s transition to a “global internet service company” rather than one focused exclusively on space.

Helping tackle climate change, grow crops more efficiently, manage natural resources better, and even protect wild animals are just a few of the company’s goals. Hiber’s LPGAN service delivers affordable access to their global satellite network and allows data to be easily and cheaply transferred via the internet from the remotest locations.

‘To that end, Hiber is no longer a ‘space’ company. We are an ‘Earth’ company. Our mission is to work with and enable business partners and individuals wherever they are on our beautiful planet,” said Hiber Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ernst Peter Hovinga.

According to Hiber, the new name also highlights the technology at the core of its LGPAN, as the modem “hibernates” until a satellite passes over to downlink data.

Hiber recently opened a new Research and Development (R&D) center in Delft, Holland. Working in collaboration with Hyperion and ISISpace, the teams at Delft will develop software and hardware for enhanced connectivity and facilitate the launch of even more satellites, Hiber stated.