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Globalstar, Nokia Deploy Digitalization Platform

By Annamarie Nyirady | November 11, 2019
A view of Globalstar offices. Photo credit: Globalstar

A view of Globalstar offices. Photo credit: Globalstar

Globalstar partnered with Nokia, and have developed a solution allowing enterprises to deploy network applications in a dedicated spectrum band. It is based on Nokia’s private wireless Digital Automation Cloud platform together with Globalstar’s 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Band 53 spectrum.

Both companies successfully collaborated on the 3GGP process to standardize this specific band of spectrum, which has been designated as Band 53. Their strategic alliance further expands the opportunities for both Globalstar and Nokia in terms of development, innovation and application across countries, industries, and use cases. Nokia is already offering Band 53 access points and User End Devices (UEDs) such as modems, handsets, and tablets.

“Providing private LTE/4.9G solutions to organizations and countries require spectrum, and this is where we come in,” says Barbee Ponder, Globalstar General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. “We have globally-harmonized spectrum that we utilize for our Mobile Satellite Services (MSS), and we are currently obtaining administration-specific authorizations globally to provide terrestrial LTE services in this band – which happens to be a perfect fit for Nokia’s private LTE/4.9G offering.”