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Rivada Space Networks has joined EU Secure Connectivity Program

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The EU Secure Connectivity Program has welcomed Rivada Space Networks, a wireless technology company focused on open access wholesale and the fusion of terrestrial and satellite communications.


The EU space-based, secure communication system proposes to use the most recent quantum communication technology for secure encryption in order to accommodate growing and changing governmental and business demands. The program aims to enable access to advanced, dependable and high-speed connectivity for citizens and businesses across Europe, including coverage of communication dead zones. This initiative is aimed at ensuring cohesion among Member States, and providing the long-term availability of worldwide uninterrupted secure and cost-effective satellite communication services.


In its submission to the EU Secure Connectivity Program’s preliminary market consultation, Rivada Space Networks outlined the main characteristics of its laser-linked LEO constellation architecture. The business also suggests that the member nations and project stakeholders should use its Open Access Wireless Marketplace platform to maximize the effective use of the multi-orbit infrastructure capacity.


Rivada Space Networks Chairman Declan Ganley commented: “Security and Open Access are two of the foundational elements of Rivada’s vision of a secure and accessible digital future for all. We aim to leverage the strengths of our satellite communication system in combination with our unique, patented Open Access Wireless Market Platform to enable an efficient use of spectrum and facilitate a fair distribution of capacity to member states. We are proud to be joining the EU’s multi-stakeholder Secure Connectivity Programme, mobilizing the space and technology sector to provide an independent and secure communications infrastructure for Europe.”


A new worldwide network of 600 low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites is being established by Rivada Space Networks to provide businesses and governments with gateway-free, point-to-point communications around the globe. The satellite constellation forms an optical mesh network in space using laser wires. RSN’s constellation allows the convergence of terrestrial and orbital connectivity when used in conjunction with Rivada’s unique terrestrial wireless technologies, heralding a fundamental shift in ultra-secure, global, end-to-end enterprise-grade networks.

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