Rivada's OuterNET is set to offer an easily deployable network with increased bandwidth and enhanced security, catering to the communication needs of both enterprise and government sectors.
Rivada Space Networks, a global network company embarking on the launch of a constellation comprising 600 low-earth-orbit satellites (LEO) for secure, global connectivity, has announced a strategic partnership with Wiseband, an Emirati satellite services company. The collaboration aims to deliver advanced and secure connectivity solutions to the Middle East region.
Operating across the Middle East and Africa, Wiseband specialises in providing customised private satellite networking solutions designed to meet high-performance and stringent security requirements. With ongoing connectivity projects in the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, and Egypt, Wiseband is positioned as a key player in the regional satellite services landscape.
Rivada’s cutting-edge low-latency point-to-point orbital network, the OuterNET, combines inter-satellite laser links with advanced onboard processing. This combination creates an optical mesh network in space, ensuring data stays in space from origin to destination. The result is an ultra-secure satellite network with pole-to-pole coverage, offering end-to-end latencies lower than terrestrial fiber over similar long distances. By routing traffic on a physically separated network, the OuterNET provides an added layer of defence, catering to organisations requiring secure data sharing between widely distributed sites.
Presently showcased at the Middle East Space Conference in Oman, Rivada’s CEO, Declan Ganley, will participate in a panel discussion exploring the transformative role of new satellite networks in bringing connectivity to the Middle East. The discussion will delve into the potential of LEO for data networks and services, the dynamic powers of laser communications, and the opportunities for new business models in the region.
Commenting on the deal, Ahmed Hassan, CEO of Wiseband, said: Wiseband is looking to tap onto Rivada Space Networks highly secure point-to-point secure communications network to provide advanced and customisable secure solutions to our existing enterprise customers and to develop the emerging markets in the Middle East. The OuterNET is a fully interconnected orbital network which effectively serves as a private network in space, capable of routing traffic at gigabit speeds from one satellite to another with no need for a gateway on Earth. We see this as the key infrastructure for the development of the enterprise and government sectors in the Middle East and beyond.
Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada Space Networks, added: We are delighted to be partnering with Wiseband based on their long history and expertise in serving the telecoms sector in the Middle East region. RivadasOuterNET is what data communications has been waiting for a game-changing constellation that re-defines connectivity in terms of security, latency, capacity, efficiency, and coverage. As a completely new type of LEO constellation, the OuterNET can provide the Middle East region with a next-generation infrastructure for secure, resilient communications and network expansion.