15:16 GMT15 April 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Omnispace, a company developing 5G links between satellites and mobile phones, joined Lockheed Martin to develop plans for a global telecom network, Lockheed Martin announced on Tuesday.

    “The proposed global 5G standards-based non-terrestrial network (NTN) would offer commercial, enterprise and government devices ubiquitous communications worldwide,” Lockheed Martin said in a press release.

    Seamless, global 5G connectivity promises a wide range civil and commercial applications, plus the ability to support defense, government and military use, the release said.

    Omnispace said in February it had raised an additional $60 million – nearly doubling its available capital - to develop a network in which mobile phones and other devices would seamlessly switch from terrestrial networks to 5G satellites in regions with spotty coverage.

    5g, satellite, space, Lockheed Martin, US
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