Sky and Space Global nominated for Best Mobile Innovation Award

Stephen Kuper

Australian-listed Sky and Space Global has been shortlisted for the prestigious GLOMO Awards, recognising the role the company is playing in supporting the deployment of 200 nano-satellites above the equatorial belt. 

The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards offers organisations the opportunity to showcase the latest and best mobile products, apps, devices, services and initiatives at the most important mobile event of the year. More than 250 independent judges from across the world are involved in the awards process.

The panels comprise leading industry and specific sector experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, representatives from mobile operators.

SAS, a new space company based in the UK, is listed on the Australian stock exchange and plans to operate a network of 200 nano-satellites to provide around-the-clock affordable voice, data, instant messaging, M2M and internet of things communications.

Meir Moalem, co-founder, managing director and chief executive officer at SAS, said, “This is a great honor for SAS and underscores the huge significance of bringing connectivity to the equatorial regions of the world.”

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This is the essence of the company’s vision for providing communication services to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Its major focus is connecting billions of people who currently have little or no connectivity at all through a network of nano-satellites. 

“SAS is well on its way to implementing its goal of providing affordable mobile services in underserved parts of the world,” Moalem added. 

The company has European and Israeli development centers with experts in aerospace, satellites and software. In June 2017, SAS successfully launched into space its first three nan-osatellites, the Three Diamonds.

SAS services will also bring to the equatorial region a huge range of life-saving services, like search and rescue, disaster management, emergency response, security alarms and recreational tracking. This is in addition to a whole range of traditional services, including cellphone applications, offshore communications, smart farming, interactive TV, airplane, vessel and animal tracking, water and electric metering, grid monitoring, and ATM.

The company aims to deliver cost-effective communications infrastructure and services to those who need it most and to disrupt the telecommunications and international transport industries. Sky and Space Global Ltd owns 100 per cent of Sky and Space Global (UK) Ltd.

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