Lockheed forms partnership with Omnispace to pursue space-based 5G

By Marjorie Censer / March 23, 2021 at 9:28 AM

Lockheed Martin said today it has entered into a strategic interest agreement with Washington, DC-based communications company Omnispace to "explore jointly developing 5G capability from space."

"The proposed global 5G standards-based non-terrestrial network (NTN) would offer commercial, enterprise and government devices ubiquitous communications worldwide," the companies said.

In the announcement, Rick Ambrose, who heads Lockheed Martin's space business, said the contractor and Omnispace want to create a space-based 5G global network that allows users to easily move between satellite and terrestrial networks.