The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted OQ Technology, a pioneer of 5G Internet of Things satellite services, patents for “frequency synchronization” and “time synchronization”.
The two synchronization technologies are already used to communicate with satellites in the company’s growing 5G IoT (Internet of Things) constellation, which connects IoT devices around the world.
Following the patenting of the energy-saving “wake-up” technology, OQ’s remaining three technologies are pending patent applications in the United States and the European Union, including IoT device localization, inter-satellite link technology, and satellite system design and cellular network architecture between satellites and ground stations IoT communication.
Together, they close the gap for latency-critical applications and deliver high data density, quality of service, and fast response times. Applications that require this type of fast real-time data processing via Satellite Internet of Things (SatIoT) include asset tracking, drone control, vehicle telematics, AI critical alerts, autonomous transportation, and smart cars.
“The company is going from strength to strength,” said Omar Qaise, founder and CEO of OQ Technology. With frequency licensing and chip partnerships, OQ Technology has become the first company to operate the world’s first LEO satellite constellation based on IoT’s standardized 3GPP cellular technology provides 5G coverage for IoT devices.
“We have been forward-thinking from the outset in patenting these innovative technologies, and we welcome 3GPP Release 17 in line with our vision.”
The technology behind the two patents improves signaling between end devices and base stations by synchronizing communications during data transfers. They effectively compensate for frequency variation issues due to Doppler effect and time shift issues when sending data between long distances and moving objects. Together, they improve data transfer quality and data rate capacity, and help save energy. As another immediate benefit to customers, this means they can receive transfers containing more data and less transfers faster and more efficiently.
OQ Technology has been leading the way in satellite-based 5G communications via low-Earth orbit as it created the world’s first universal plug-and-play IoT device that can provide connectivity using LEO satellites.
This year, it pioneered the operation of the world’s first constellation of low-orbit satellites to provide 5G coverage for IoT devices based on NB-IoT’s standardized 3GPP cellular technology. The next satellite to be added will be “MACSAT”. Scheduled to launch in March 2023, it aims to demonstrate advanced 5G IoT services.
The company has also developed a technology that uses standard mobile chips, which are much cheaper than expensive traditional satellite chips. They are critical to keeping costs low while roaming freely between terrestrial mobile networks, and OQ’s constellation of IoT satellites are available anywhere in the world.
Photo: OQ Technology’s global LEO nanosatellite constellation provides the world’s first 5G IoT NTN Release-17 service
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About OQ Technology
OQ Technology operates the world’s first LEO satellite constellation to provide 5G coverage for IoT devices based on standardized 3GPP cellular technology for NB-IoT. Its technology is used by mobile operators and customers in industries such as energy, mining, logistics, maritime, agriculture and defense. The company’s patented technology can be easily used to connect to existing cellular chips, enabling billions of users around the world to achieve ubiquitous IoT connectivity anywhere using terrestrial and satellite networks. www.oqtec.com