Perth-based satellite company, Sky and Space Global (SAS), yesterday successfully completed a demonstration of its telecommunication nano-satellites at the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) conference in Georgetown – Guyana.
According to an announcement by SAS, the successful demonstration in front of Guyana’s key officials and ministers has led to discussions with Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), which is looking to provide connectivity services to the Caribbean region using SAS’s nano-satellite technology.
Sky and Space Global’s vision is to provide affordable communication coverage and services to industries, using its communications infrastructure based on nano-satellite technology.
The company successfully launched its first three nano-satellites, the ‘3 Diamonds’, into space in June 2017 and is preparing for the launch of a constellation of 200 more nano-satellites by 2020.
The CTU is an inter-government treaty organisation responsible for supporting the development of the ICT sector across the Caribbean. The commencement of discussions with CTU allows SAS to move forward towards negotiating new commercial agreements.
“We are proud to have been invited by the communication minister of Guyana to demonstrate our advanced telecommunication service technology. We are also delighted to announce that our demonstration to the CTU concluded positively and we are now entering further discussions regarding the provision of our network to the Caribbean community,” Sky and Space Global’s CEO, Meir Moalem, said.
“We are equipped and well positioned to meet the demand of the region and look forward to reaching next stages of negotiations,” he added.
SAS’s vision is to provide affordable communication coverage and services to anyone, anywhere, anytime with relatively low maintenance costs. This will enable SAS to deliver cost-effective communications infrastructure and services to those who need it most and to disrupt the telecommunications and international transport industries.