Saankhya Labs and Ligado Networks announce partnership for development of Next-Generation Satellite Communication Solutions

RESTON, Virginia, June 18, 2021 – Saankhya Labs and Ligado Networks today announced an ecosystem partnership agreement to develop next-generation satellite communications products and technologies.

As part of the agreement, the companies will work together to evaluate and define the adaptation of advanced mobile broadcasting technologies to work in Ligado’s advanced satellite network, as Ligado moves to enable the integration of standards-based satellite connectivity in Ligado. the growing market for mobile broadcasting and multicast services.

Both mobile operators and distributors have developed and implemented standards-based technologies to enable mobile broadcasting services for low-cost, mass-produced devices. These services complement unicast connectivity, allowing new content delivery lanes and related business models.

Ligado operates a mobile satellite service (MSS) for government and commercial customers in North America. The Reston, Virginia-based company is improving its MSS offerings and developing innovative 5G mobile private network services for corporate customers in the public safety, manufacturing, agriculture and other critical infrastructure sectors.

“We are working aggressively to develop 5G mobile private networks and believe that ubiquitous satellite and terrestrial connectivity is essential for enterprise users,” said Ligado Chief Technology Officer Maqbool Aliani. “We are excited to work with Saankhya Labs, as widespread, personalized broadcasting is an essential component of growing corporate networks, and Ligado’s advanced satellite network is uniquely positioned to deliver it in technical and economic harmony with standard 5G unicast and broadcast technologies. ”

Saankhya Labs, a leading company for wireless communications and semiconductor solutions, has experience in the design, development and implementation of mobile satellite terminals and a main band on the hub side. Saankhya offers a wide range of satcom solutions, including satellite phone, two-way MSS terminals and an end-to-end communication platform for satellite IoT applications.

Saankhya satcom’s products and technologies, based on award-winning low-power defined software radio chipsets, have excellent experience in powering strategically important satellite networks. Saankhya is a trusted partner of the Indian Space Research Organization. It provides real-time train tracking for Indian Railways, and its vessel tracking terminals assist Indian maritime agencies involved in coastal security.

Saankhya Labs has extensive experience in the design and development of a variety of narrow and broadband waveforms for both terrestrial and satellite applications, including key innovations in ATSC 3.0 mobile broadcasting technology. Taking advantage of its ultimate experience, Saankhya Labs is ready to meet the requirements of next generation satellite broadcasting services.

“We are happy to work with Ligado Networks,” said Saankhya Labs CEO Parag Nike. “Our legacy at Satcom and our extensive experience in developing standards-based mobile broadcasting combine perfectly with Ligado’s great vision of providing state-of-the-art mobile satellite delivery services. Together, we will help create and address newer and greater opportunities, providing unprecedented value to customers. ”

About Ligado Networks
Building on 25 years of experience in providing crucial satellite connectivity, Ligado’s mission is to modernize American businesses by providing the 5G connectivity solutions needed to transform their operations and realize the efficiency of the digital world. Ligado plans to deploy licensed mid-range spectrum to public and private 5G networks to help pave the way for future innovation and economic growth across America.

For Saankhya laboratories
Saankhya Labs is a 5G destroyer with a wide range of knowledge about wireless communication system. Saankhya offers a wide range of communication products and solutions for 5G NR, Broadcast and Satellite Communication applications. The products and solutions are based on his award-winning, patented software-defined radio SoC platform. With several international technology patents and unique chip-to-system expertise, Saankhya’s solutions include the world’s first SDR production, the next generation of open RAN solutions for 5G networks, multi-standard direct mobile solutions and Satellite-IoT products. For more details, visit

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