EchoStar Mobile, Thales Collaborate on European PPDR Market
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Comments

EchoStar Mobile and Thales are collaborating to jointly develop advanced mobile satellite voice and data services to meet the needs of security forces and first responders dealing with emergency situations in France and throughout Europe.

The collaboration will focus on developing end-to-end mobile satellite and terrestrial solutions for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR), as well as the development of specialized mobile satellite and terrestrial terminals. The EchoStar XXI satellite, launched 8 June, will provide EchoStar Mobile with an S-band mobile satellite network that will cover all of Europe, including the 28 member states of the European Union. The companies will also collaborate in the exploration and development of solutions to enhance the performance and robustness of PPDR connectivity using S-band spectrum, including a possible complementary ground component.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Thales, a global leader in technological innovations, to help meet the increasing needs for greater security and stronger, more efficient disaster relief throughout Europe,” said Anders Johnson, executive director of EchoStar Mobile. “The combination of our innovative mobile satellite system and Thales’ expertise in the development and operation of secure and resilient communications networks will create a unique and differentiated offering for PPDR in France, the European Union and Europe at large.”

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